Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) is a procedure to reduce excess skin in the upper arm after weight loss or with ageing.

Arm Lifts involve an incision along the inside of the arm and removal of the loose skin. The skin is then sutured with dissolving stitches and the arm bandaged. The scar is always visible, and often extends down to the elbow.

Brachioplasty is a common procedure in those who have lost significant amounts of weight, often in combination with Abdominoplasty, thigh reduction and breast uplift.

  • Excessive scarring
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Poor wound healing
  • Skin loss
  • Blood clots
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Skin discoloration
  • Asymmetry
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)


If you have suffered from any of the above issues or if you are suffering any other problems after undergoing an arm lift, contact our all-female specialist team and they will be able to talk to you about your issues and discuss if you have a claim for compensation.

As well as claiming or any pain, suffering and inconvenience, you may be able to claim back additional costs such as:

Remedial surgery – if you have to have your surgery corrected, the additional cost involved could form part of the claim against the surgeon or company that carried out the original operation

Loss of income – if you need to take additional days off work or you are unable to go back to work due to the negligence of the surgeon or company carrying out the procedure, your loss of income will form part of your claim.

There is no need to be embarrassed or worried. We speak to women in your position every day and will discuss your case with you in the strictest confidence.

Contact our specialist all-female Cosmetic Surgery team today on: 0800 083 6290.