What Does It Involve?

Arm tissue relaxes with age, gravity and weight loss. The drooping of skin is from a stretching of the anchoring system of the arm and loss of supporting fat.  Many cosmetic surgery clinics in the UK will use external lipolysis machine or skin tightening laser hoping for some minor skin contracture but in majority of the cases, this is simply insufficient. Classic liposuction will further reduce the amount of fatty tissue leaving the skin even more empty and sagging.  The treatment of choice is Arm Lift or Brachioplasty (arm reduction surgery).

The surgery removes excess tissue and in combination with liposuction, will reduce the circumference of the upper arm. Surgical correction depends on the amount of extra skin and how loose the supporting tissues have become. The scar for the skin excision can be placed either in axilla or placed along the inner arm if more excision is required. The intention is to place the scar in a discreet position in the resting position.

The surgery takes around 1 -2 hours and a drain is left in situ under the compression garment.

After Surgery

You can usually go home with analgesia the next day and the swelling will settle in around 4-6 weeks with the compression garment. The biggest draw back of the operation is the scarring therefore, a thorough discussion with Mr Ho-Asjoe is important.



I am very satisfied as Mr Ho-Asjoe is very patient and takes the time to consider what’s best for the patient, respecting their needs, unlike other doctors I have seen. I have had a great experience and would happily refer friends and family to him.


Doctor Mark is one of the best surgeon. Can’t complain about the result, simply perfect.


Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe did my tummy tuck on the 13/4/17. Before surgery he explained the procedure and showed me pictures of surgeries he undertook. He clearly informed that i may have scarring after the operation, however I am please with the result. After the surgery Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe reassured me that if there were any problems I should contact him immediately any time of the day, which i found reassuring and alleviated any anxieties i may have had. The after care received was top notch and will definitely use him again for any future operation(s).


Mark is the consummate professional and will never entertain any unnecessary surgery. He is kind and considerate and listens. His skills are second to non and attention to detail, perfect. A wonderful experience which you can rarely say when having surgery.

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