Upper Arm Lift


An upper arm lift could be a very pleasing solution, if you have unsightly sagging skin on the upper arms due to aging, genetics or weight loss.


The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia. In order to remove the unwanted skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow into the armpit. The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scars will always be visible.

Side-Effects / Risks

Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.


With help of an elastic sleeve, swelling gradually disappear over 3-4 weeks. Sutures are removed within 2-3 weeks. The scars fade in 6-24 months.


Reduction or elimination of excess skin from the upper arms. Short sleeves are cool again.