Upper arm lift

An upper arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper arms and make the arms look firmer and more defined. Often the upper arm lift is for people who are unhappy with sagging or drooping upper arms due to weight loss, ageing or genetic predisposition.


An upper arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper arms by making an incision on the inside of the arm, removing the excess tissue, tightening and suturing the remaining skin, and then requiring appropriate aftercare and recovery.


Yes, an upper arm lift can be combined very well with other procedures. This can include procedures on the breast, the head and face area or other parts of the body. In your consultation with Mr Adžemović you can address your individual wishes and he will show you the possible combinations.

  1. Resting the arms: In the first few days after the operation, it is important not to put excessive strain on the arms. Do not lift heavy objects and avoid strenuous activities that put a lot of strain on the arms.
  2. Wear a compression bandage: Dr Adžemović will advise you to wear a compression bandage or garment after the operation. Wearing this compression will help reduce swelling and aid healing. Follow Dr Adžemović’s instructions regarding the wearing and care of the bandage.
  3. Avoid sun exposure: Direct sunlight can affect scar formation and cause discolouration. Protect the operated area from intense sunlight by wearing protective clothing or using sunscreen with a high sun protection factor.
  4. Keep follow-up appointments: Make regular follow-up appointments with Dr Adžemović to monitor the healing process. At these appointments he can assess progress, answer any questions you may have and give you further instructions on how to care for the operated area.

The scar for an upper arm lift runs along the inside of the upper arm and starts near the armpit. How far it extends towards the elbow depends on your individual wishes and the extent of the excess skin removed. Over time, the scars fade significantly and can usually be concealed well by wearing clothes half the length of the arm.

It is important to consistently protect the scars from sun exposure for the first six to twelve months, either through covering clothing or regular use of a lotion with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 50. This allows the scars to fade more quickly and reduces the risk of excessive scar tissue.

Make a no-obligation consultation appointment with our team to discuss your individual needs and questions.
We will be on hand to help you find the best treatment option to achieve your personal goals.