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Prof. asoc. Dr. Gress​

Plastic Surgeon

Prof. asoc. Dr. Gress

Plastic Surgeon


Professor Gress is one of the
top specialists internationally

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in Plastic Surgery.

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Prof. Dr. Gress

Experience makes the difference

  • More than 10,000 procedures
  • Over 30 years of experience
  • Inventor and developer of the “Composite Reduction Labiaplasty”
  • Internationally recognized top specialist
  • Author of the international textbook “Aesthetic and Functional Labiaplasty” (Springer Publishers)
  • Professor and Lecturer in Plastic Surgery
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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 …


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..

Tightening by removal of excess skin ( marked in orange)

Good to know

Frequently asked questions about arm lift


  • Avoid medications that increase the tendency to bleed (e.g. medicines containing acetylsalicylic acid, such as aspirin or ASS) 15 days prior to the surgery.
  • Stop smoking 2 weeks prior to the surgery! Smoking contributes to circulatory disorders and poor wound healing!
  • Arrange for someone to pick you up at the hospital or practice after the surgery and to stay with you at home at least on the day of surgery.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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