Arm Lift

An arm lift (brachioplasty) is a procedure that reduces excess skin and fat from the upper arm

What is this procedure?

Brachioplasty, also known as “Arm lift”, is a surgical procedure that reduces excess skin and fat from the upper arm, resulting in smoother skin, more contoured and toned appearance. Ageing, sun damage and extreme weight loss can contribute to sagging and excess skin. Therefore, this surgery should be done when patients have reached their weight goal, with significant skin excess.

In this procedure, the excess, flabby skin is removed from the upper arm. The remaining skin and underlying supportive tissue are tightened, resulting in a more toned and contoured appearance. The incision (cut) length depends on the amount and location of excess skin that needs to be removed and usually extends from the under-arm or armpit to different lengths towards the elbow.

Minimal Incision Brachioplasty: the cut is placed under the arm, allowing easy cover-up of the scar. This technique can be done when there is sufficient skin elasticity and minimal excess skin.

Extended Brachioplasty: in which the cut starts from above the elbow and continues along the upper arm onto the armpit then to the chest wall ( L-shape). This technique can be used where there is a significant amount of saggy skin in the upper arm and along the chest wall. The incision will be placed on the inside of the arm, which is the preferred position as it hides the scar better when arms are against the body.

Liposuction: is usually used on its own or in conjunction with an arm lift to reduce the excess fatty tissue from under and outer arm areas.

What can be achieved?

Brachioplasty is suited for patients after massive weight loss who are at or near their goal weight and in patients with flabby arms for cosmetic reasons.

Brachioplasty is a procedure that could benefit patients for cosmetic and functional reasons, including:

  • Improve the shape of the upper arm, creating a more toned and proportional appearance
  • Reduce bulky fat of the upper arm
  • Allowing clothes to fit better and more comfortably
  • Improve self-esteem

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much are consultations?

For minor procedures, like moles, lesion & skin cancer removal, we can book you in for a 15 minute Short Consultation with Dr Mo.

For all major surgical procedures, we recommend a 1 hour Long Consultation with Dr Mo to go through your surgical needs & review your health in detail.

If you decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to attend a Pre-Op Consultation, which can be claimed back from Medicare

Pricing for consultations are:
Short Consult (15 min) – $250
Short Consult - Pensioner – $200
Long Consult (1 hr) – $350
Follow-Up Consult (15 min) – $130
Pre-Op Consult (15 min) – Medicare Rebate Price

A $100 deposit will need to be paid to confirm your booking.
You may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate on your consultation fee with a referral letter from a GP. Pensioners may also be eligible for a reduced rate. Please bring your Pensioner card with you.

Please ask our friendly team for more information when booking your consultation.

How do I book a consultation?

If you would like to book a consultation, please either:

• Complete the Booking Form on our website
• Send us an email to with your name & contact details for a call back
• Call our Double Bay Clinic on 1300 074 466 to speak to our friendly staff

We look forward to meeting you & taking care of you throughout your journey with us.

What is the after surgery care & recovery process like?

Once you have finished in theatre you will be looked after by a team of medical staff ensuring you are comfortable whilst you rest at the hospital.

You will be fitted at the hospital with your surgical garment which you will wear during your recovery process.

After undergoing your surgery you will have a post operative appointment the following day with Dr Mohaghegh either in clinic or at the hospital depending on the procedure performed.

The post operative appointments are tailored to each patient’s needs and their Recovery Plan, however, Post-Op Follow Up checks are generally required at 1 week, 2 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months after the completion of your procedure. Post-Op Follow Up Checks are included as a part of our fees and no additional fees apply.

At the Follow Up Checks, Dr Mo and his nurse will:
• Review your surgical site
• Review and change the dressing as needed
• Scar management

Do you offer virtual/remote consultations?

Yes, Dr Mohaghegh does provide virtual/remote consultations for patients who aren't able to come into the clinic.

For patients who are able to visit the clinic, we highly recommend you to see Dr Mohaghegh in-person for the best possible assessment.

How much does plastic surgery cost?

The costs of Plastic Surgery will vary from patient to patient, and based on the details of your surgical plan, which includes:

• which procedures are to be performed
• the number of surgeries needed to complete the process, and
• the complexity of their needs.

After your consultation with Dr Mo, we will provide you with a detailed surgical plan & quote of the surgeon’s fees, as well as estimated costs for hospital fees, anaesthetists fees, etc.

You may be eligible to claim a rebate from your Private Health Fund for hospital costs depending on your level of cover.

You may be eligible for Medicare Rebates for some non-cosmetic procedures with an item number. Keep in mind, however, that Medicare only covers reconstructive surgeries that are deemed medically necessary. Procedures that are performed for solely cosmetic reasons are typically not covered by Medicare.

Please contact us if you require detailed information about pricing & your surgical needs.

The cost of body contouring after major weight loss will vary for each patient depending on the reason for your body contouring, you may be eligible for Medicare coverage.

How much does it cost for skin lesion & skin cancer removal?

For minor surgeries, like skin lesions & skin cancer removal, we charge based on the time required to perform the procedure.

This fee also covers their follow up appointments for 6 weeks.

Our out of pocket fees for minor procedures are:
Up to 15 min – $300
15-30 mins – $550
30-45 mins – $750
45-60 mins – $900