They’re a natural result of ageing and weight loss, but sagging upper arms are not a fact of life.

No matter how much you exercise, improving the underlying muscles of your upper arms can feel impossible. An upper arm lift can change all that.

As demonstrated in the before and after galleries below, Dr Jeremy Hunt achieves real and lasting results through upper arm lift surgery. By reducing skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, you’re left with a more toned appearance.

Discover what Dr Hunt can do for your arms.

Dr Hunt Discusses Upper Arm Lift Surgery

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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.



Is it for me?


If you’re unhappy with your droopy upper arms, whether a result of ageing or weight loss, you are an ideal candidate for an upper arm lift.

What's involved?


Dr Hunt will perform your upper arm lift under general anesthetic at the hospital of your choice.

Before your surgery begins, Dr Hunt will have you stand as he marks the incision lines on your upper arms. The length of the incision may run from your underarm to your elbow.

Once the incision is made, Dr Hunt will tighten and reshape your muscles, to give your arm a new contour. He’ll then trim any excess skin, and suture your incision closed.

When can I go home?


You’ll stay in hospital for at least one night following surgery. Once you are comfortable and able to get to and from the bathroom, you’ll be able to go home.

You won’t be able to drive yourself home from hospital, so will need to arrange for someone to pick you up. Once you get home, you should limit your movements to around the house for the first few days.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?


You’ll see Dr Hunt weekly for the first month. The time between visits will then get longer as you progress.

How long will I be off work?


You’ll be off work for around three weeks.

When can I resume my normal activities?


It will take around three weeks for you to fully recover.

For the first week after surgery your arm and shoulder movements may be limited. However as the skin stretches and gets used to its new position, you’ll slowly regain your range of movement.

When will I see the end result?


The effect of brachioplasty is immediate, although it may take you a few months to fully appreciate the final result. That’s because there may still be some residual swelling, although you will be able to see the new shape of your arms.

How much will an arm lift cost me?


A patient’s specific requirements are the primary factor involved in determining the cost of arm lift surgery. Not all patients require liposuction and not all patients need the same amount of skin to be removed from the arm area. In some instances, an arm lift is also combined with additional types of surgery that are required to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing silhouette. Anaesthetist, hospital and surgeon fees will need to be factored into the final cost, as will any medical tests, post-surgery garments and prescription medications. Whether or not some of the costs will qualify for a Medicare rebate will depend on your reasons for undergoing surgery. If it’s purely cosmetic, the procedure will not be covered. However, if the excess skin caused by significant weight loss is a health concern, patients may be able to recoup some of the costs for this surgery.