Brachioplasty - Arm lift, shoulder correction

Brachioplasty is a type of plastic surgery when the excess amount of hanging skin and adipose tissue on the arms in the shoulder area is eliminated. This correction becomes necessary with age when the skin loses its elasticity and does not hold its shape, which can cause aesthetic discomfort. Along with this, the mentioned deformations can develop as a result of intensive weight loss, when the fat layer decreases and excess skin volume appears. Usually, such a problem occurs on the inside of the arm, localized in the area from the shoulder to the elbow.

Lifting the skin of the hands allows you to restore tone, and eliminate excessively sagging skin. In some cases, Brachioplasty is performed in combination with liposuction to remove excess fat or is itself an additional procedure as a result of such an intervention.

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Brachioplasty - Arm lift, shoulder correction

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Information about the operation

Description of the procedure for tightening the skin on the hands

Brachioplasty or hand skin tightening surgery is carried out in stages and includes the application of surgical markings, antiseptic treatment of the skin in the correction zone, anesthesia, liposuction (in the presence of fatty deposits), soft tissue incision, excision of sagging skin, matching edges and suturing.

Depending on the severity of the problem, various surgical techniques can be used to operate. With a slight sagging of soft tissues, the surgeon performs trans axillary brachioplasty, in which the incision is made in the form of an ellipse in the axillary region, and the area of sagging is surgically eliminated.

After stitching, the scar is hidden in the armpit.

If the degree of skin sagging is significant, traditional arm brachioplasty is performed. Access to soft tissues is carried out through an incision on the inner surface of the shoulder. When tightening loose skin, the surgeon performs a T-shaped incision; to correct sagging more elastic skin, the incision is S-shaped.

Duration of the surgery

1 to 2 hours.


regional or general.


usually in an out-patient setting.


For 2 to 3 weeks after the liposuction surgery a tight, elastic closing may be necessary to reduce oedema, bruises and prevent the occurrence of uneven skin. Some days after the surgery, discomfort and a slight burning pain can be felt in the operated place. Return to work is possible after 2 weeks, larger physical loads can be restarted after 2 to 4 weeks, oedema and bruises disappear completely within 1 month.

Certified plastic surgeon, microsurgeon, hand surgeon
Certified plastic surgeon, microsurgeon, hand surgeon
Certified plastic surgeon
Certified plastic surgeon
Certified plastic surgeon, microsurgeon, hand surgeon
Certified plastic surgeon, microsurgeon, hand surgeon.

Is upper arm correction always done only with skin incisions?

Upper arm correction can be done with:

(a) the liposuction method

(b) by excision of excess skin

(c) a combination of the two methods

Will there always be visible scars after the operation?

Scars remain after any plastic surgery. In the case of liposuction, they are small, about half a centimeter long, and usually are hidden in the ​​natural fold area. If skin excision is performed, the scar will be the length of the correction incision and located on the inner surfaces of the upper arms and armpits.

What restrictions will need to be followed in the postoperative period?

After the first two weeks after the operation, the wounds heal actively, the edema and subcutaneous bleeding are reduced. Compression clothing should be worn during the postoperative period.

Operation price

Brachioplasty - Arm lift

2700 €

The price of brachioplasty includes the cost of surgery, anesthesia, hospital stay and the costs of subsequent recovery processes. Depending on the duration of the arm skin lift, in particularly difficult cases, an additional fee may be charged to the price of the operation.

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