Brachioplasty or Arm Surgery

Brachioplasty or plastic surgery of the arms is the surgical response to natural tissue aging and weight variations that produce fat deposits and / or sagging skin concentrated in the lateral and posterior areas of the arms. In this sense, the arm contour surgery aims to remove excess skin, reduce its volume, or both. If for some cases the liposuction of the arms is the most indicated, others there are, where the brachial lifting is the best; Either way, scars are becoming smaller and less obvious today, making this type of procedure more palatable at the outset. In the first case, it is only necessary to make a small incision through which liposuction is performed.

In brachial lifting, skin removal can be performed through a longitudinal incision along the arm, which is more frequent in individuals who have lost a lot of weight, or through a transverse incision located in the armpit, only for cases of lower excess weight. skin and located in the upper arm. Liposculpture is always performed to improve the final contour.


Dr. Tiago Baptista Fernandes Up Clinic

Dr. Tiago Baptista Fernandes

Dr. Rui Lima

Dra. Rita Meireles

Dra. Rita Meireles

Clinical case

Clinical case Brachioplasty

During consultation the plastic surgeon will discuss the procedure details with the patient, in all its phases and using images of similar cases as well as leveraging patient expectations.


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Brachioplasty or arm surgery is a 3-hour surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. It is a procedure that requires internment of 1 day and has a period of downtime of 15 days. Final results are obtained within 1 to 3 months.


3 hours




1 day


15 days


1 to 3 months

Physical activity inhibition

3 to 4 weeks

Flying inhibition

7 days

Driving inhibition

7 days

Sexual activity inhibition

7 days

Sun exposure inhibition

4 weeks