With age, the elasticity of the skin decreases. Loose, wrinkled skin often hangs from the under and inner side of the upper arms. Many patients, especially women, find this disturbing. Generally speaking, dieting and exercise are not enough to eliminate the excess skin, as a result the upper arms are often hidden under long-sleeved clothing. With a lift surgery, we can correct the sagging of the skin – your upper arms will look slimmer, younger and more attractive again.

What happens during upper arm lift surgery?

The upper arm lift can be done as an outpatient or inpatient procedure, depending on the scope of the surgery. The incision is made on the underside of the upper arms up to the elbow, which well conceals the resulting scar that fades over time. The excess skin is removed and the skin of the upper arm is tightened. If the sagging of the skin is limited to the upper part of the upper arm, a shorter incision may be sufficient.

After the operation, you should avoid physical exertion for about 6 weeks. The stitches do not have to be removed as we use self-dissolving stitches.

Before your surgery, we will book you in for an initial consultation to discuss your expectations and explain the risks. The surgery is done under general anaesthesia.