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Brachioplasty in Sydney

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What is Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery?

A Brachioplasty or ‘arm lift’ combines liposuction with incisions in the inner arm and armpit to tighten the surrounding skin, producing slimmer arms. The procedure targets the inner aspect of the upper arms – an area that is resistant to most forms of exercise, including weight training.

Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery in Sydney can be performed for both women and men who have lost weight or skin elasticity and firmness in the upper arm area, leaving symptomatic loose (sagging) skin in this area.

Dr. Kumar performs Brachioplasty (arm lift) surgery in Sydney, Penrith, and Orange.

Am I a Good Candidate for an Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) in Sydney?

Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery in Sydney may be a good option to achieve a firmer, contoured upper arm area. The procedure may be appropriate for people who have one or more of the following:

  • You may have excess or visible sagging upper arm skin due to weight loss or ageing that is symptomatic
  • You exercise regularly to tone and tighten the underlying muscles, but this has not reduced the loose (sagging) skin
  • You are at a stable weight and have no underlying health issues.
  • You have concerns when wearing shorter-sleeved garments due to the prominence of the excess loose skin causing symptoms
  • Are considering other body contouring procedures after massive weight loss

What Are The Benefits Of Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Lift Surgery in Sydney?

  • Reduces loose, redundant sagging tissue in the upper arm area
  • gives arms a leaner dimension and a firmer appearance.
  • Reduces loose, sagging, or excess skin (skin folds) around the upper torso area.

Guide to Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery

This complete guide to Arm Lift Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:

  • Arm Lift surgery explained
  • How to assess if you are a good candidate
  • The surgical procedure
  • Answers to our most frequently asked questions
  • Before and After Gallery

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

We will also provide information on our in-house Arm Lift payment plans.

Can private health insurance be used?

If you are privately insured, then you may be able to use this for Brachioplasty (arm lift) surgery in Sydney. Your operating theatre and hospital costs, including the postoperative stay, may then be covered if you have the appropriate level of cover. Medicare and your private insurance may also contribute to Dr. Kumar’s fees. You can call your health fund and see if you are covered. The Medicare Benefits Schedule code likely to be used if you qualify is 30171

Recovery from Surgery

The length of your recovery period will depend on your specific procedure (Brachioplasty or Extended Brachioplasty) along with whether you have had any additional procedures at the same time. The general rule, however, is that you should allow 4-6 weeks for recovery following your Brachioplasty (arm lift) surgery.

You will be required to wear a garment that aids in the control of swelling and wound healing for 6 weeks following the procedure.

Most people are back at work from around 7 days post-surgery if they don’t require a lot of manual labour. Driving can usually commence after seven days; however, Dr. Kumar will discuss this with you depending on your circumstances.

Maintaining your Brachioplasty Results

Good results depend on a collaborative approach and a healthy lifestyle. Please keep in mind that your results from Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery may be impacted by fluctuations in your weight, early excessive activity, skin health, or Body Mass Index (BMI). No two patients are the same, and surgery results will vary from patient to patient. It is important to work together with Dr. Kumar to ensure you get the most out of your surgery and results.


Dr. Rohit Kumar is an Australian certified specialist plastic surgeon (MED0001630444). His particular area of interest is breast and body surgery. Often, patients who have achieved massive weight loss, have had one or multiple children (including twins), or have developmental or age-related physiological changes (e.g. large or ptotic breasts) may suffer from significant medical issues as a result. Some of these issues may benefit from plastic surgical procedures, and Dr. Kumar has over 15 years of experience as a specialist plastic surgeon to help guide you in choosing the right procedure for you.

Dr. Kumar as a specialist plastic surgeon, has a particular area of interest in body contouring procedures that focus on areas such as the breasts, arms, back, abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and flanksthe areas that are most affected after losing a significant amount of weight.

During your consultation, Dr. Kumar will evaluate your needs and take the time to understand your main concerns before suggesting a surgical plan that suits you.

As a patient of Dr. Kumar, you can expect a personalised and positive experience. Working in harmony with you, Dr. Kumar and his team strive to deliver results that surpass your expectations and do so in a safe environment. Along with him, his professional and caring team is there to support you on your surgical journey, from your first call to well after you have recovered from your surgery.

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Common Questions about Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery in Sydney


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