CONTACT +49 (0)89 24223922

Arm lift

Wearing sleeveless clothing during
the summer months is a given
for most women.

But those who have excess fat or sagging skin on their upper arms often feel uncomfortable dressing that way and prefer clothing that covers their arms. Exercise and training can be helpful to a certain extent, but in many cases it is just not enough ...

My new look:
Tight, well-shaped upper arms.

When extending the arms horizontally, the shape and size of the upper arm harmoniously matches the proportions of the forearm and the whole body. The skin on the upper arm is firm and is no longer sagging.

If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about a specific procedure, feel free to email us or arrange for us to call you back or make an appointment for a comprehensive personal consultation at our plastic surgery practice.


How is the upper arm lift performed?

Too-big upper arms are usually caused by the presence of too much fatty tissue. The excess fatty tissue is sucked out via a small incision in the skin to reshape the arms (liposuction).

If there is much excess skin, it is removed such that the scar runs on the underside of the upper arm (upper arm lift) so that it is hidden. After the surgery, a tubular bandage will need to be worn to support the tissue and the skin..

Frequently asked questions about arm lift

What preparations are necessary?
When can I resume sporting activities?

You should avoid sporting activities that involve the arms for about 4-6 weeks.

What type of anaesthesia is used?

Liposuction or upper arm lift can usually be performed under local anaesthesia. Of course, the procedure can also be performed under twilight sedation or general anaesthesia.

What risks are associated with the procedure?
Complications following upper arm lift are very rare. In general, the procedure only involves the common risks associated with a surgery, such as infections, poor wound healing and the like. In isolated cases, the scar after upper arm lift can be somewhat wider, which can be corrected.

How long does the procedure take and how much does it cost?

Liposuction on the upper arms costs about EUR 2,500 and lifting about EUR 1,500 in addition. Lifting alone costs EUR 2,500. The procedure takes 2 to 3.5 hours.

We will be happy to find the optimum financing option for you together with our partner MEDIPAY.

Can liposuction cause excess skin?
Yes. If a lot of fat is removed from the upper arms and the skin is not elastic enough to contract after the liposuction, excess skin may be left behind that should be removed. The probability of this can only be estimated after physical examination. If the probability is high, we recommend that the upper arm lift is performed in combination with liposuction within the same session.

What risks are associated with the procedure?
After liposuction, varying degrees of swelling and bruising are to be expected, which will, however, completely subside after a few days in most cases. Temporary numbness or sensitivity to touch can also be expected. Possible risks also include irregular contours.

How long will I need to wear the bandage?
Following upper arm lift or liposuction on the upper arms, a tubular compression bandage will need to be worn for about 3 weeks to support the skin. The compression garment for after liposuction is adjusted prior to the surgery.