For individuals with loose, flabby and/or inelastic upper arm skin, the arm lift can help. The arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms to create a smoother, more toned appearance.


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Armlift Details

  • Surgery: 2 hours
  • Sleep sedation or general anaesthesia
  • Incision: 30 - 40 cm
  • No overnight stay required
  • Recovery: 7 - 14 days
  • Compression garments

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Suitable candidates for an armlift

Candidates for the arm lift are healthy and are realistic in their expectations for improvement. Patients are typically looking to improve loose, sagging upper arm skin, which some may refer to as “bat wings” or “flags.” The surgery can be combined with liposuction for individuals with significant amounts of fat as well as excess skin.

Arm lift procedure

Arm Lifting is a procedure that is performed under intravenous sedation. The treatment can usually be performed on an outpatient basis. Sometimes an overnight stay at the Kliniek is necessary. After the procedure, you will usually have to wear an elastic arm bandage for between 3-6 weeks. 
The position of the scar is usually vertical on the inside of the upper arm. Sometimes it is necessary to extend the scar to the inside of the armpit. An arm lift (skin reduction) can also be combined with fat removal: liposculpture of the upper arms. 

What to expect?

Soon after the procedure, the skin will look firmer. When the swelling has subsided you will be able to see the results. This will take about 6 weeks. The end result is only visible when the wound, the subcutaneous tissue, and the scar are all completely healed. This will take about a year.
The results of an arm lift correction are permanent.

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N° 1 Private Clinic in Belgium

When the Wellness Kliniek was founded in 1996, it was the first private clinic in Belgium. We were pioneers in private plastic surgery and we are proud of everything we have accomplished so far. The Wellness Kliniek is known for its high-quality service and is one of the most trusted names in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Top Surgeons

Our team of aesthetic surgeons are amongst the most experienced and qualified in their field. They will make sure that you are well-informed, offered honest advice, assured, comfortable and safe during every stage of your procedure. 

Excellent Service

We make sure we put safety, expertise and patient satisfaction at the core of what we do. We consider it to be extremely important for you to be able to balance the risks and the expected results as well as possible. This is why you are always entitled to free preoperative consultations. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is an armlift a solution?
An armlift can be a solution when there is a reduced elasticity of the skin, reduced muscle volume and/or excess skin following weight loss.

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