Arm reduction and lift surgery

Spire Manchester Hospital has a long history of treating cosmetic patients and we have been providing cosmetic surgery for over 30 years. With highly experienced consultant plastic surgeons supported by specialist cosmetic nurses, you can be assured you are putting yourself in safe hands.

For more information about our dedicated cosmetic nurses, consultant plastic surgeons and the cosmetic surgery offered at Spire Manchester Hospital please visit our cosmetic surgery page.

What is an arm reduction and lift?

If you have loose or sagging skin on your upper arms, arm reduction surgery, also known as brachioplasty or arm lift surgery, could help to give you slimmer, more shapely and youthful looking arms. The procedure reduces the amount of loose skin that leads to 'bingo wings' or 'bat wings', and may give women back the confidence to wear short sleeved clothes again. It is often performed when substantial weight loss has resulted in loose, sagging skin that can't be improved through regular physical activity.

Arm reduction and lift surgery at Spire Healthcare

About the arm reduction and arm lift procedures

Excess skin and fat are removed from incisions made on the inner and under surfaces of your arm, sometimes from the armpit to as low as the elbow. The remaining skin is stretched and stitched back together resulting in slimmer, smoother upper arms. There will be some visible scarring and your consultant surgeon will discuss this with you before your operation.

Arm reduction surgery and arm lift surgery from Spire Cosmetic Surgery are usually performed under a general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. You may need to stay in hospital overnight, and will also need to plan time off work so that you can relax and recover at home.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Your surgeon will explain the results you can expect after arm reduction surgery, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.

Arm reduction and lift from Spire Cosmetic Surgery

With Spire Cosmetic Surgery you can select to see the consultant surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. Read more about why Spire is the trusted choice for cosmetic surgery. You will be treated in a premium Spire private hospital - not a clinic - so you can be assured of our commitment to the highest healthcare standards and cleanliness.

How much does an arm reduction and cost?

If you would like to know the price for an arm reduction and lift simply call your preferred Spire location to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, send us an online enquiry or request a callback and we will be in touch.

How can I find out more about an arm reduction and lift?

Find a treatment, test or scan available at:


Find a consultant

Use one or more of the options below to search for a consultant and link through to view their Spire profile.


Let us help you

fill out this form and we will get back to you:

Please select a hospital

We can call you

Please enter your details below and we will call you back.

What is the aim of your enquiry?

Please select a hospital

If we are unable to reach you by phone, please include your email address so that we can get in touch...

Our Consultant Plastic Surgeons

Hospital Contacts

Appointments 0161 232 2261
Self-pay treatment enquiries 0161 232 2303
 X-ray and scan enquiries 0161 232 2694
Physiotherapy and
sports injury treatment

0161 232 2695 

Invoice and payment queries 0845 600 5246
Hospital reception

0161 226 0112 

Customer services 0161 232 2303
Hospital director Chris Chadwick
Head of clinical services Dawn Davies

© Spire Healthcare Group plc (2016)