Sometimes loose, sagging skin gathers on the inner arms after weight loss or primary liposuction for lipedema (pathological fat deposit disorder, usually affecting the arms or legs). This excess skin may cause aesthetic problems and can also have a negative impact on physical health (skin problems) as well as on mental health.
You need a personal consultation before every aesthetic operation. If you decide to travel to ABClinic Art & Beauty for an arm lift from another country, you can arrange for the initial consultation to take place online or via photographs. The surgeon will let you know whether an arm lift (or combined arm lift and liposuction) is an appropriate solution to your problem. The surgeon will assess which type of arm lift is most suitable for you and may suggest a different operating technique such as liposuction alone.
As arm lift is performed under general anesthesia, you will need to have a pre-operation examination at our clinic or with your GP.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia and may take between one and three hours depending on the scope and type of the procedure. For a combined procedure, first the surgeon suctions the appropriate amount of fat tissue and then performs the arm lift. The surgeon removes excess skin with an incision in the underarm, an incision along the length of the inner arm, or a combination of the two. Finally, the surgeon closes the incisions, applies a sterile dressing and puts a compression garment on the area.
This operation requires a brief in-patient stay at our clinic. Afterwards you will need to be mostly on bed rest for seven to 10 days, so make sure to arrange for time off work. You will need to wear the post-surgical compression garment to minimize bruising and swelling for four to six weeks (six for arm lift plus liposuction). We consider the best post-surgical compression garments to be those by the France-based MEDICAL-Z, available for purchase at our clinic or e-shop.
We usually recommend beginning post-surgical lymphatic drainage and regular massage two weeks after surgery. In addition to daily home care, we also recommend twice weekly therapy using our LPG device for as long as you wear the compression garment. The length of time to wear the compression garment depends on the scope and type of procedure as well as the quality of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. You can resume exercising and sports gradually starting four weeks after surgery.
The final price of the operation will be set after a personal consultation with a doctor at our clinic. The prices given in our price list are for the purposes of orientation only.