Is No Scar Arm Lift Surgery Possible?

‘No Scar’ Arm Lift Surgery technique for saggy arms

Is a No Scar Arm Lift Surgery Possible? Well no, all surgery leads to some type of scarring. The incision lines of bilateral arm reduction surgery (also known as Brachioplasty or Arm Lift surgery) are often long. Scars after arm lift surgery tend run along the inner arm from the armpit down to near the elbow, with some variations from patient to patient.

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So what can be done to reduce the visible scars after an arm lift? Dr Briggs is an expert on precise placement of incisions for Arm lift patients.

How Plastic Surgeon Dr Patrick Briggs helps to minimise your arm lift scars (no visible scar arm lift) after Brachioplasty surgery.

Baggy, Saggy Arm Skin (Wings)

Many people want thinner, more sculpted arms, so if your arms are distressing you, you’re certainly not alone. You may be unhappy with the appearance of sagging upper arm skin that looks like “wings” or which makes a flapping sound when you move or exercise.  Sagging arm skin is especially common after bariatric surgery, significant weight changes or age-related hormonal changes that have impacted the skin and fat stores. If this leaves skin laxity and skin folds (hanging skin) where you feel it shouldn’t be, an arm lift/arm reduction procedure can help. But people are sometimes hesitant to get surgery because of the telltale scars.

Trade-off, thinner firmer upper arms for scars?

It can be a trade-off, meaning you can get arms that fit more readily into clothing and don’t wobble as much after an arm reduction procedure, in exchange for inner-arm scarring. It’s an individual choice and depends on how much it bothers you.

Real Patient Video – Before and After Arm Reduction Surgery

Arm Scars After Surgery

It takes 12-24 months for scar maturing and fading.

Initially, the incision line scars are red and very noticeable for most patients. However, the scars are often not overly visible when a person has their arms by their side.  Scars will also mature significantly in about 12 months – at which time they often fade nicely to be less visible.  Patient results may vary, however, and some skin types are prone to more visible scars than other skin types. Dr Briggs can discuss your skin’s resiliency and healing capacities during a personal consultation (phone 88491444 during Clinic Hours to schedule a consultation or send in a form below).  His team also provides patients with a post-surgery Rapid Recovery pack including proven healing aids for your body and your skin.

Again, your health, lifestyle, skin condition and adherence to post-surgery advice will impact your scars from an arm lift, but here is how Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Patrick Briggs helps patients to end up with less visible scars.

Before and After Arm Lift Surgery

See more Real Patient arm reduction Before and After Photos.

Dr Patrick Brigg’s special scar treatment protocols for Brachioplasty Patients who have Arm Reduction Surgery.

Many arm lift procedures involve pre-surgery liposuction, although this can vary.  Liposuction incisions are often very small in nature and are treated as required.  The incision line of no scar arm lift is the area where the excess skin or skin folds, along with excess fat, are surgically excised or reduced.

Arm lift surgery patients of Dr Briggs will be treated with his best-practice scar management for arm reduction surgery.

  • Precision suturing without a separate dermal layer of sutures.
  • Post-operative incision line (wound) taping (Dermabond Prineo) for four (4) weeks after surgery.
  • Compression garments for six (6) weeks after surgery.
  • Vitamin E Creme massage for six (6) weeks after the tape is removed.
  • To optimise healing or if the scar becomes hypertrophic, additional therapies might be recommended, such as: Healite II low-level light therapy and/or Fraxel, Silicone Gel/Compression, DermaPen (Micro-needling) or similar.

“Don’t let the fear of scars frighten you away from having the surgery you’re wanting,” says Dr Briggs. “These days, there’s a lot we can do for you to keep scars to a minimum. Plus, I carefully place them so as not to be visible when your arms are by your side, both from the front and back views.”

Dr Patrick Briggs Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Patrick Briggs
FRCS (Plas)

Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Melbourne

Dr Patrick Briggs is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Both he and his team are dedicated to excellence in patient care and are committed to treating each and every patient with respect and privacy.

Not only does he offer high-quality results he also offers natural-looking plastic and cosmetic surgery results. Furthermore, he is experienced in Breast, Body and Face Surgery having performed over 4500 Surgeries in private practice. 

Dr Patrick Briggs is an expert in breast, face and body surgery for men and women.

How can we help?

Dr Briggs’ Patient Coordinators take pleasure in assisting you with any questions when considering a plastic surgery procedure. Please call the Hawthorn East clinic in Melbourne between 8 am – 6 pm on Weekdays.

Phone 1300 264 811Email us or Book a free 15-minute Call with Dr Patrick Briggs’s team.

What Next?

Want more information about your Procedure?

  • For more information about pricing and payment methods, please visit our page on Surgery Payment options.
  • Talk to our Patient Care Team from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday on 1300 264 811.
Dr Patrick Briggs consultation

What to Bring to Your Consultation

  • If you like, please bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
  • Take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents your surgeon provides.
  • You may need to undress so it’s a good idea to wear simple clothes.

How to Book a Consultation

  • Dr Briggs Consultation fee is $300.
  • A referral from your GP or your specialist is helpful but not essential. However,
  • To claim any Medicare or Health Insurance you will need a referral.
  • Please contact the Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation.