Upper Arm Lift Sydney – Brachioplasty

Brachioplasty Sydney & Newcastle – Upper Arm Lift by Dr Turner

After excessive or sudden weight loss or ageing saggy arm skin can occur in the upper arm region. This is also known as bingo wings or bat wings. Excess arm skin is hard to solve with exercise alone. Droopy arm skin can be treated with a Brachioplasty procedure, otherwise known as an upper arm lift. 

Dr Scott Turner is a Post weight loss surgery expert and Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Newcastle & Sydney NSW.

What is a Brachioplasty Procedure?

A Brachioplasty procedure is a cosmetic surgery that is performed with the purpose of removing the excess saggy skin and fat tissue from the upper arm region. The upper arm lift is a major surgical procedure that aims to enhance the natural contours of the arm while reducing the droopiness that may be present due to excessive weight loss or loss of skin elasticity with age. 

Ideal Candidates for Brachioplasty Procedure

Before deciding to undergo a brachioplasty procedure, you need to meet the eligibility criteria. The details are discussed during the consultation with Dr Turner.

An ideal candidate for the brachioplasty procedure is someone who: 

  • Is physically and mentally healthy
  • Is a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking at least six weeks before and after the surgery
  • Is suffering from saggy skin in the upper arm region that is aesthetically, physically, or mentally taxing
  • Has realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Is undergoing the procedure for themselves and not to fit into any trends
  • Is aware of the side effects and potential complications that can arise from the procedure, so they are making an informed decision about undergoing the procedure

See Brachioplasty Before and After Results

To see Before and After Upper Arms Lift Patient Photos schedule a consultation with Dr Turner.

Benefits of the Brachioplasty Procedure

A Brachioplasty procedure has many physical & psychological benefits. Sagging skin can have a significant effect on your self-confidence and impact your self-image. Undergoing the Brachioplasty procedure can help you to regain your confidence and enjoy firm & toned arms. After an upper arm lift, you can have more clothing choices, even those that expose your arms. 

The confidence boost that you get from the results of the procedure can also help improve your interpersonal and social relationships as poor self-esteem also reduces your likelihood of initiating and maintaining these relationships. While the saggy skin only affects your arms, it can affect all aspects of your life.

Apart from visibly improving the appearance of your arms and boosting your self-esteem, the upper arm lift procedure is also good for your physical health. It helps reduce the likelihood of skin infections and rashes as excess saggy skin & skin folds can be a breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria often cause infections in the skin fold and rashes that can be painful. Rubbing of skin folds can also cause skin rashes and painful skin irritation. 

Your Brachioplasty Journey

Your Brachioplasty journey begins with the consultation with Dr Turner.

Consultation for Upper Arm Lift Surgery

During this step of your journey, you will get to discuss your general health, your reasons for undergoing the procedure, and the desired results. You should take this opportunity to also discuss the risks of the procedure and how they could be avoided, as well as what you should do to prepare yourself for surgery.

Dr Turner will perform a physical examination and some blood tests might be needed to ensure that you are fully healthy and ready to undergo the procedure. You should inform Dr Turner of any medications you are taking including all herbal medications and teas.

Upper Arm Lift Surgery

The upper arm lift procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgery begins when Dr Turner makes the first incision on the inside or the back of the arm. The exact length and location of the incision depend on the amount of skin and fat tissue that needs to be removed. 

After the first incision, excess skin and fat will be removed from your upper arm. The excess fatty tissue will be removed by Dr Turner using liposuction, to make the process much easier. After the stubborn fat has been removed, the excess skin will be removed and the natural contours of your arm will be enhanced.

Once the results that you desire have been achieved, Dr Turner will suture the incisions and that marks the end of your procedure. There may be drains placed in your upper arms to avoid fluid collection at the surgical site.

Recovery from Upper Arm Lift Surgery

During the recovery period you can experience discomfort and swelling that will resolve itself by the second week of the 4-week to the 6-week recovery period. It is recommended to wear compression garments for at least the first two weeks, if not the entire recovery period, to avoid any fluid collection and severe swelling in the area. Proper care should also be taken care of the draining tubes as they will be present for the first week of the recovery period. 

Please avoid drinking alcohol or smoking during recovery. Smoking and drinking, especially while on antibiotics and other medications that you may be prescribed to make your recovery easy can increase the risk of side effects and complications from the procedure. All of this can ruin the results of the procedure and should be avoided completely during the recovery period. 

The recovery period begins with swelling, discomfort, and bruising which can be easily treated with over-the-counter painkillers. The discomfort will begin to subside by the end of the first two weeks. You should take these two weeks off from work if your work requires any sort of physical effort as that could complicate the wound healing process. You should also avoid any strenuous exercises and activities during this period for the same reason. 

During the first two weeks of the recovery period, you should also avoid raising your arms as that can put too much pressure on the incisions and affect the wound healing process. You should focus on resting and relaxing so your arms can heal and you can enjoy the results of the procedure. 

Risks and Complications of Brachioplasty

Just like other surgical procedures, the upper arm lift procedure is also associated with certain risks and potential complications. Most of the side effects of the procedure are mild and often resolve on their own without the need for specific treatment.

The common risks and complications associated with the brachioplasty procedure are:

  • Allergic reaction to the anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fluid collection or seroma
  • Visible, thick scars
  • Damage to surrounding or deeper tissues
  • Fat necrosis
  • Persistent swelling
  • Persistent pain
  • Numbness of the arm
  • Need for revision surgery either due to the side effects of the procedure or because the desired results were not achieved

Brachioplasty – Upper Arm Lift Surgery Sydney Cost and Prices – How much is a Brachioplasty in Sydney?

All Arm lift surgery is customised for you and Dr Turner’s team will give you a package price for your surgery that will depend on the exact type of procedure you require, the hospital you choose and the length of your surgery & stay. It will include aftercare, follow-up and extra post-op services that you need.

After your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote. This will include the Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and hospital fees.

For an estimate of your own Brachioplasty price in Sydney or Newcastle please phone 1300 641199 –  contact Dr Turner’s team or download the Price Guide on the Pricing page.

Funding Your Upper Arms Lift Surgery in Sydney

Dr Turner’s team can also provide information on an Upper Arm Lift Surgery Payment Plans and medical finance, different methods of payment and whether funding by Medicare, Private Health Insurance or by Super withdrawal will be a possibility for you.

Why Choose Dr Scott Turner for Your Upper Arms Lift Surgery?

Dr Scott Turner is a highly trusted and well-trained specialist plastic surgeon. He has trained in both plastic and cosmetic surgery, honing his skills in both with constant practice and staying up-to-date with the new technologies in the field of surgery. Dr Turner keeps up with the international trends in plastic surgery by regularly attending conferences and meetings. This is what helps him provide all his patients with the results that they desire, in the safest ways possible. Dr Turner’s utmost priority is his patients’ health and safety.

Upper Arms Lift Surgery FAQs

Medical References – Further Reading about Brachioplasty

About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Scott Turner - Top Plastic Surgeon Sydney and Best plastic surgeon Newcastle

Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results and the improved sense of well-being you want. He is one of the top Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a Breast and Body Surgery focus in New South Wales.

Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures. He is a committed board member of ASAPS – Australia Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.

Next Steps

Always Do Your Research

Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?

  • A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Scott
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Find out more about pricing, medical payment plans and paying for your surgery
  • Request more information about the procedure – call or contact us

How to Book Your Consultation with Dr Turner

  • You can book your initial consultation with Dr Turner by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment


  • To find out more information about surgery you can book a FREE 15 minute phone conversation with our Patient Care team – BOOK A CALENDLY CALL

Contact us or call on  1300 641 199  to arrange your surgeon consultation in Sydney or Newcastle.

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