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ARM LIFT

Anyone struggling with excess skin on the upper arm, be it as a sign of aging or the result of major weight loss, knows the problems and complaints that go along with it.

The aesthetics often create immense problems for those affected, and there are also limitations in everyday life that patients complain about. Depending on the extent of the excess skin or tissue, it can be difficult to do the simplest things. The skin constantly rubs along the upper body and makes it difficult to lift the arms due to its weight. In these cases, an arm lift can help.

Our partner clinics enjoy a very high reputation worldwide and are proven to offer the best medical standards. Medicalfly is happy to accompany you from day one, support you every step of the way and, if you wish, take over the entire organization.

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Consultation
We will advise you personally or by telephone regarding the arm lift in consultation with our partner surgeon


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Treatment
The treatment takes place after detailed information and discussion examinations by our partner surgeon and specialist in plastic surgery


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Success
You start your life with a new feeling – and we will stay by your side: your well-being is still important to us and you can contact us again at any time

Did you know?

Diet and exercise do not help against sagging skin.

Why arm lift?

The aim of the arm lift is to remove excess, sagging skin from the upper arms. Often times, people struggle with excess tissue as a result of significant weight loss.

On the one hand, this occurs increasingly in people who generally have weak connective tissue, on the other hand, previous weight fluctuations can exhaust the elasticity of the tissue and thus deprive it of the ability to adapt to the new shape of the arm.

In patients with weak connective tissue, relaxation can also occur as part of the natural aging process.

A healthy diet and exercise can have a great influence on the connective tissue and, above all, its strength, but we cannot do much against our genetic predisposition.

 

Why arm lift?

The aim of the arm lift is to remove excess, sagging skin from the upper arms. Often times, people struggle with excess tissue as a result of significant weight loss.

On the one hand, this occurs increasingly in people who generally have weak connective tissue, on the other hand, previous weight fluctuations can exhaust the elasticity of the tissue and thus deprive it of the ability to adapt to the new shape of the arm.

In patients with weak connective tissue, relaxation can also occur as part of the natural aging process.

A healthy diet and exercise can have a great influence on the connective tissue and, above all, its strength, but we cannot do much against our genetic predisposition.

 

Every patient is different and has different anatomical conditions, so there are different methods of performing arm lift. Above all, the incision depends on the amount and distribution of the excess tissue.

One possibility is the tightening via an incision in the armpit.

With this method, the cut is significantly shorter than in the following variant. However, only a small amount of the existing excess soft tissue can be removed with it.

Accordingly, it is suitable for patients with a not too large excess of tissue. Often this procedure has to be combined with a prior liposuction.

If the excess skin is more pronounced, the cut runs above the elbow to the armpit. In this way, the plastic surgeon can tighten the skin sufficiently even if the skin is more slacked.

The scar is not visible when the arms are on the sides.

If the skin still has enough elasticity, this procedure can also be combined with liposuction. In both procedures, after the incision has been made, the excess fat and skin tissue is removed and then sutured again.

Like any operation, the arm lift also involves certain risks

The general surgical risks associated with arm lift include infections, bleeding, thrombosis or poor tolerance to anesthesia.

Despite all measures, the wound healing process can be more difficult in individual cases. Under certain circumstances, this in turn can lead to increased scarring. In general, however, you should keep in mind that a thin scar will remain.

Slight swelling or bruising may occur after the operation, but will resolve within one to two weeks.

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