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Arm surgery

An arm lift tautens sagging skin caused by cell ageing or weight loss. This intervention is often combined with arm liposuction for a better, more aesthetic result.


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  • How long before you can resume normal activity?
    7-15 days before returning to work and about 2 months for sport.
  • What interventions can be combined with an arm lift?
    It is often combined with liposuction since this reduces arm circumference, giving a more harmonious result.
  • Where are the scars located after an arm lift?
    Just under the armpit when there is very little excess fat; along the inner arm in more significant cases.

Useful information

Before the intervention

  • Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • You will be given a quote and a mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
  • Stop smoking for 1 month before and after the intervention.
  • Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Shaving is not obligatory.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.
  • 15-day medico-legal reflection period (which cannot be shortened) between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • General anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 2 hours on average.
  • 1 night on average in hospital.

After the intervention

  • Take an anticoagulant for 15 days after the intervention.
  • Gently dry the dressings with a hair dryer after every shower.
  • Wear a compression garment day and night for 45 days.
  • If there is a drainage system, it is removed 1-3 days after the intervention.
  • The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
  • Return to work: after 7-15 days, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: gradually, after 1.5 months.
  • Final result obtained: after 3-6 months.
  • Oedema for 1-2 weeks.
  • Resume sport: after 1 month.
  • Final result obtained: immediately, with the definitive result after 3 months.
  • Consultations after 15 days, 3 months and 12 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.


  • Aesthetic arm lift
    From 12,000 CHF
  • Arm lift after bariatric surgery
    From 9,000 CHF


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