Arm Lift Surgery in Melbourne Victoria by Dr Carmen

An Arm Lift or Arm Reduction procedure, medically known as Brachioplasty, removes the excess sagging and loose skin of the upper arm. The procedure tightens and smooths the underlying tissue and fat in order to redefine the shape of your arm.

Dr Carmen Munteanu is a specialist plastic surgeon and armlift expert. She provides dedicated and compassionate care to her patients who wish to undergo this surgery and reshape their upper arms.


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Am I a good candidate for an Arm Lift?

If the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appearing loose and full due to excess fat and skin, arm lift surgery may be able to provide the results you desire.

Depending on your circumstances, excess fat may be either excised directly, treated with liposuction or both during this procedure.

The exact incision size and location will depend on your circumstances, but it will generally be hidden on the back of your arm, and may extend from the underarm to the elbow.

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The Arm Lift Surgical Procedure

To ensure your comfort throughout the procedure, you will be administered with either intravenous sedation or general anaesthetic.

The exact length and pattern of the incision for this procedure will depend on the amount and location of excess skin which needs to be removed. Normally this will be along the back of your arm, and could extend from the underarm to just above the elbow. The excess fat may be either excised directly, or through liposuction.

Once the underlying supportive tissues have been reshaped and tightened through the use of internal sutures, the skin will then be smoothed over and closed with either dissolvable sutures, or stitches which will require removal.

Dressing and bandages may be applied after the surgery is complete, and you will be given either a compression garment or an elastic bandage to help minimise the swelling. To help drain excess fluid and blood from the site, you may also be fitted with a small tube.

All surgery has risks – for detailed information about the risks and potential complications of arm lift surgery please visit the risks of surgery page.

Recovery after arm lift surgery

We will provide you with detailed instructions for caring for the surgical site, as well as medications you may need to take orally or apply to help with the healing process and recovery. You will also be given a time for a follow-up consultation with Dr Carmen.

To ensure the best results from your surgery, please be sure to follow these instructions.

Planning your Arm Lift

At your pre-operative consultation, Dr Carmen will discuss your goals, expectations, age, medical history and any risk factors.

Following an examination, Dr Carmen will then provide you with her recommendations as to the best options to achieve your desired results, as well the likely outcomes.

You will then be provided with an individualised recommended treatment plan.

Longer-term results

Provided you maintain your health and fitness, the results of your surgery should be long-lasting. As you continue to age it is inevitable that you continue to lose some firmness, but the bulk of the improvements achieved through an arm lift should be quite permanent.

How much is a Arm Lift in Melbourne? – Surgery Costs & Hospital Fees

Dr Carmen’s team will provide you with a customised fee for your surgery depending on the type of procedure, hospital and how long you want to stay in hospital. An approximate fee range for your arm lift surgery can be provided over the phone when you speak to a Patient Care Advisor. We also provide information on different methods of payment.

At your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote for your procedure. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.

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Further Reading – Medical References

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Dr Carmen Munteanu – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Carmen Munteanu MD. FRACS (Plas) is a very skilled and compassionate Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

She is one of Melbourne’s most experienced and sought-after female Plastic Surgeons specialising in aesthetic breast surgery and body contouring. That includes Breast ReductionBreast LiftBreast Implant Surgery and Body Surgery.

With over 25 years of surgical experience in Plastic Surgery, Dr Carmen firmly believes that a good surgeon is first a good doctor. She will always take into consideration all the health aspects and personal circumstances of each patient.

A dedicated Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Carmen is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Next Steps

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Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Carmen?

  • A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Carmen – Carparking is available on site in Mitcham
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

How to Book Your Consultation with Dr Carmen

  • You can book your initial consultation with Dr Carmen Munteanu by paying the $275 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment.

Contact us or call on  1300 652 468  to arrange your consultation in Mitcham

Email us for more information: info@drcarmen.com.au