Arm Dermolipectomy (Arm lift)

This plastic surgery is indicated for those who have important skin excess, and desire to improve the shape of the arms.

The Surgery

A relatively limited portion of skin is resected and fat is removed from the underside of the upper arm. The procedure leaves a hidden scar and eliminates sagging, improving both the line and shape of the area. If only excess fat is present, a liposuction is performed leaving no visible scars can be performed. In moderate cases, a combination of limited skin resection and liposuction is utilized.

Length of Procedure

2 hours.

Anesthesia used

Neuroleptoanesthesia (deep sedation) or general, plus local anesthesia. If liposuction is performed, a tumescent solution is also used.


This plastic surgery requires a short stay of less than 6 hours.

Post-operative Care

  • Antibiotics
  • No sunbathing for 3 to 4 weeks post-op
  • Sports and other straining activities can be resumed one month following surgery

Post-operative Treatment

Sutures are removed 7 to 10 days post-op. An elastic garment is worn for the first 2 to 3 weeks after plastic surgery.