Lifting of the Upper Arms

Upper Arm Lift in Hamburg

Finally tightened and slim upper arms – who does not wish for that? But the path to this goal is often extremely difficult. Many people know it: due to weight loss, weight fluctuations and aging processes, the skin and connective tissue are stretched and often can no longer fully retract due to the loss of elasticity.

Heavy plump arms with sagging skin significantly affect many women in particular, as fashionable short-sleeved and off-the-shoulder dresses cannot be worn. Often, trendy and summery clothing is dispensed with in order not to have to show the strong and sagging upper arms in public. In these cases, an upper arm lift can provide help.

What is an Upper Arm Lift?

By having an upper arm lift, excess skin and fat on the upper arms can be removed. Mechanical problems caused by the excess tissue, skin irritation, and restriction of range of motion can also be corrected by an arm lift. Liposuction may additionally be performed to create an even skin surface.

In some cases, there are only small fat deposits on the upper arms with otherwise very good skin conditions. In these cases, liposuction alone can sometimes be sufficient to achieve the desired tightening effect.

Well advised and in the best hands

You want to finally get rid of your irritating sagging arms? With an upper arm lift, you can fulfill your desire of tightened arms.

Excellent Upper Arm Lift
Thorsten Sattler -

Feel free to call our practice “Plastic Surgery Dr. Sattler” in Hamburg to schedule an appointment. Or use our contact form.

+49 4031171253 Mon – Fri: 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

1. Before your Upper Arm Lift Surgery

Dr. Thorsten Sattler will have a detailed consultation with you prior to any surgical procedure and will personally examine you before your upper arm lift surgery. Since each person is unique in terms of their anatomy and desires, an individual treatment plan will be created for you. The treatment plan is based on the latest methods and findings of plastic surgery. Photographs are taken and with the help of drawings and photos the procedure is explained in detail. Dr. Sattler will also discuss limitations, possible risks and alternative treatment methods with you and create a personalized aftercare plan with you.

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What is the Goal of the Upper Arm Lift?

The main goal of an upper arm lift is to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper arms. This creates a beautiful upper arm contour – and fashionable clothes can be worn again.

Combine Upper Arm Lift with other Procedures

To achieve the best possible aesthetic result, an arm lift can be combined with other procedures, such as liposuction or autologous fat transfer. An upper arm lift with liposuction is a popular procedure.

Liposuction can be used to remove the fat deposits at the transition from the armpit to the chest, which sometimes bulge out to the side of the bra strap. The fat obtained in this way can be used for autologous fat transfer, for example to reline facial wrinkles or the backs of sunken hands. A dynamic appearance with a youthful, vital radiance is the goal and can be achieved by combining the above procedures.

The contour of your breasts comes out better with slim arms. This effect can be enhanced if an autologous fat transfer to the breasts is performed in addition to the upper arm lift. For this purpose, the fat previously suctioned from the arms can be used. Breast augmentation with implants is of course also possible.

A balanced and healthy diet with adequate protein intake is very important for good and fast wound healing. Since Dr. Sattler is not only a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery, but also a nutritionist, he will also advise you in this regard.

2. Upper Arm Lift: Surgical Methods

Only safe and modern surgical methods are used. An upper arm lift in Hamburg is usually performed under general anesthesia. A hospital stay for one night can be useful, but is not always mandatory. In certain cases, such a procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and sometimes even under local anesthesia. For example, in small findings and young, healthy patients. However, this is the exception.

Various techniques for performing an upper arm lift are known and have proven successful. The best and safest surgical method for you will be chosen, depending on your anatomy, your goals and desires.

Procedure and Incision for Upper Arm Lift

In the case of a lifting of the upper arms, the incisions are made on the inside of the upper arms in order to be able to remove fat and excess skin in the best possible way. With arms applied, the scars are then not visible later.

Dr. Sattler uses an electric scalpel, which allows him to operate very precisely and minimizes blood loss. The larger the finding, the further the scar must be guided towards the elbow. However, the scar does not exceed the inside of the elbow.

The wound is sutured in several layers with special self-dissolving stitches. This makes it almost impossible for the wound edges to separate and eliminates the need for stitches to be removed. The wound edges are sealed with a special skin adhesive. On the one hand, this creates optimal conditions for the best possible wound healing; on the other hand, contamination of the wound by germs from the nearby axilla is prevented.

Mini Upper Arm Lift

In patients with little fat tissue and little excess skin, a mini upper arm lift can be performed. This results in a much shorter scar that is limited to the armpit only. In rare cases with small fat deposits and very good skin conditions, liposuction alone is sometimes sufficient without the need for incision.

Have Upper Arms Lifted – for the Best Result

As with most plastic surgery procedures, various surgical techniques and combinations of different methods exist for upper arm lift. Therefore, before the procedure, Dr. Sattler will discuss with you exactly which techniques will best and most safely achieve your goals and wishes. Dr. Sattler will ensure that an even body silhouette is created, resulting in the best possible aesthetic outcome with scars that are as discrete as possible.

Make an appointment now

Feel free to contact our specialist plastic and cosmetic surgery practice in Hamburg to schedule your initial consultation.
+49 4031171253 Mon – Fri: 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

Upper arm Lift Images

You can find results of upper arm lifts in our gallery.

3. Upper Arm Lift Results

At this point we are not allowed to show before/after pictures of upper arm lifts for legal reasons. However, this is possible within the framework of a personal consultation with Dr. Sattler.

4. Upper Arm Lift: Post Treatment

Hospitalization is not absolutely necessary, but sometimes advisable in the case of large findings. Special compression garments should be worn for several weeks after your surgery to help the wound heal. But also so that the skin can retract in the best possible way and an even body silhouette is created.

Physical exertion, heavy lifting and sports should be avoided for several weeks after the procedure. Aesthetically very pleasing results can be achieved by an upper arm lift, if necessary in combination with liposuction. In order to support wound healing and maintain the achieved results in the best possible way, attention should be paid to a balanced and healthy diet at least during the wound healing phase. Alcohol and nicotine should also be avoided as far as possible.

A mini upper arm lift or liposuction alone can usually be performed on an outpatient basis, but you will also need to take care of yourself after these procedures and compression garments should be worn.

Make an appointment now

Feel free to contact our specialist plastic and cosmetic surgery practice in Hamburg to schedule your initial consultation.
+49 4031171253 Mon – Fri: 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

5. Upper Arm Lift Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

An upper arm lift or mini upper arm lift is usually performed under general anesthesia. Liposuction on the arms alone can also be performed under local anesthesia, if necessary, if the findings are small.

The extracted fat can be used for autologous fat transfer to the breasts. The female contours are thus accentuated even further. However, the fat can also be used to even out wrinkles on the face or hands. This creates an overall youthful and vital look.

After liposuction alone, there are virtually no visible scars that need to be hidden. In a mini upper arm lift, the scars are placed in the armpit so that they are not visible even in T-shirts. Even in off-the-shoulder dresses, these scars are only visible when the arms are raised.

In the classic upper arm lift, the scars are placed on the inside of the upper arms. In very pronounced findings, the scars extend to the elbow, but do not exceed the inside of the elbow. Thus, these scars are also largely hidden by T-shirts. When wearing sleeveless dresses, the scars are not visible when the arms hang down, as they are then facing the upper body.

Upper arm lift costs are not an all-inclusive fixed price. Every person is unique and accordingly has individual prerequisites, requirements and wishes. Therefore, Dr. Sattler will discuss your goals in detail with you to obtain the optimal result. Of course, he will also discuss the cost of your upper arm lift with you during your consultation.

Do you have questions about upper arm lift?

Arrange an individual consultation appointment with Dr. Sattler in his practice in Hamburg.