This procedure is also known as a brachioplasty.
The aim of an arm lift is to remove loose, excess skin and fat from between the armpit and elbow and then reshape the upper arms to create a more toned appearance.
You are a good candidate for an armlift if
- You have realistic expectations with respect to scarring
- Your weight is relatively stable
- You have excess soft tissue along the upper arm region
Brachioplasty surgery is performed at Lingard Private Hospital or Warners Bay Private Hospital. You will be in hospital overnight.
The Medicare item number is 30171. We encourage our patients to check with their health fund that they are covered prior to their consultation/surgery. You may be able to claim a rebate from Medicare and your health fund for an armlift if :
- You have lost a significant amount weight – it must be at least 5 BMI points https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/bmi-calculator
- Your weight has remained stable for at least 6 months
- You experience persistent skin rashes or excoriation that has not responded to medical treatment.
- You have excessive skin that interferes with your daily activities
Dr Miteff will document this in your consultation and let you know if you meet the above Medicare criteria.