Upper Arm Lift

To combat skin sagging

Quite often fat starts being accumulated in the inner part of the upper arms because of ageing, excess weight gain or weight loss, which ultimately leads to skin sagging that cannot be managed with diet and exercise. This usually makes us feel embarrassment when our arms are not covered up by clothes when we wear short sleeve or sleeveless tops.

To combat this phenomenon and eliminate unsightly skin sagging, at our specialised medical clinics IQ – Intensive Quality Skin Clinics, we suggest the most advanced and effective procedure, Upper Arm Lift, also known as brachioplasty, which is applied either on the armpit area or on the inner part of the upper arm.


This is an absolutely safe procedure that is performed by specialised medical personnel with long experience.

Upper Arm Lift is an invasive procedure aiming to successfully reduce upper arm circumference and remove excess adipose tissue. General anaesthesia is required, and it ensures that the problem will not reoccur in the future, when longer incisions will have to be made. The length and the design of the incision depend on the amount and the location of excess skin.

In particular, when skin sagging is not so extended, the incision is made in the armpit area and is invisible during everyday activities. If skin sagging is more extended, the incision may be longer, on the inner part of the upper arm, so that to restore the whole area.

If the treatment area has also fat that has to be removed, apart from the sagging skin, Upper Arm Lift is performed simultaneously with liposuction, to improve the overall contour and appearance of the upper arms.

For the incisions to heal, either absorbable sutures or sutures that are removed one week after the operation are used, and the final result is perfectly natural, as the incisions regain the skin colour.

With this procedure, skin sagging will stop make you feel worried when your arms are uncovered. You will have well-shaped arms, and thus regain your much-needed self-confidence.

What is achieved with the Upper Arm Lift:
  • Skin sagging reduction and skin tightening
  • Compelling improvement of the overall appearance and contour of the arms
  • Harmonious overall body shape
  • Desired aesthetic result
  • Significant improvement of your arms movement
  • Less sweating
  • Increased self-confidence

The points of excellence of the Upper Arm Lift procedure:
  • Visible improvement almost immediately after the process
  • Enduring results
  • Concurrent treatment of local fat and skin sagging

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Who will choose Upper Arm Lift?
The Upper Arm Lift procedure is chosen by:
  • People with sagging skin on their arms
  • Adults whose weight is stable
  • Persons whose health will not be affected during the course of the procedure
  • Not heavy smokers
  • Persons with realistic expectations
Am I the right candidate?
The ideal candidate for Upper Arm Lift is a person whose weight is around 10% more or less compared to normal weight. Otherwise weigh loss may be required first.
Which is the right age for this procedure?
This procedure is indicated for all persons, irrespectively of their age, but it is mainly for adults.
Does it hurt?
In general, Upper Arm Lift is not considered a painful procedure. However, when the effect of anaesthesia fades away, you may feel some pain and discomfort, which can be managed with the right analgesics.
How should I prepare myself before the procedure?
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Avoid taking over-the-counter medications
  • Do not take aspirin and other similar medications for one week before the procedure
I am a smoker. Do I have to stop smoking before the procedure?
It would be better to try stopping smoking for about 1.5 months before and one week after the procedure, so that to avoid any post-operative complications.
How long will I be hospitalised?
Usually one-day hospitalisation is required for the Upper Arm Lift.
Are there any complementary treatments?
Depending on each case, Upper Arm Lift can be combined with Liposuction, Coolsculpting or Threads.
Is the result permanent?
The result is permanent provided that you don’t gain too much weight.
When will I start seeing results?
The first results are visible right after the operation, and improve significantly during the following 6-month period.
Are there any side effects or complications?
This is actually a routine operation and thus perfectly successful. However, similarly to any intervention, certain complications may occur with Upper Arm Lift, which can be managed. For example, pain or a pulling feeling may occur, which can be managed with a painkiller.
When can I go back to work and resume my social activities?
The required recovery time varies in each person. However, you can generally go back to work and resume your social activities after 2-3 days from the day of the operation.
How long should I wait before I start exercising again?ι;
Depending on your case and after consulting your doctor, you can participate in aerobics around one week after the operation. Walking is an exception, as you may start walking after two - three days. If the sports you are doing require body contact, you should avoid it for about one month.

After the Upper Arm Lift my arms are well-shaped again, proportional to the rest of my body. Thank you.

Νantia Ch.

I was ashamed to wear sleeveless tops because my arms looked awful. I searched information about Upper Arm Lift and selected IQ Intensive Quality Skin Clinics. They made me feel really comfortable and the result was really amazing!
Thank you!

Stella V.

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