Normal ageing or the substantial loss of weight can cause an excess of skin in the arm. Through an arm lifting this skin or flaccidity will be eliminated through an incision in the inner part of the skin from the elbow to the arm pit.

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In case your skin has not the capacity of the retraction needed in order to adapt to the muscular mass of your arm, this skin which hangs can be remove.

Surgery and anesthetics

This procedure of arm stretching or lifting must be done in a clinic or hospital, in an operation room. This must be done under general anesthetics. An incision will be done in an area where the scar might not be very visible. Afterwards the extra skin will be taken. In case it is necessary, this surgery can be complemented with liposuction from the near areas in order to have less volume.

After surgery (post-operative)

Some discomfort can be suffered though very easily controlled through analgesics. The only thing you won’t be able to do is to lift weight or practice aerobic sport. The lymphatic drainage you will receive will help a better recovery, and less bruises after the operation.

Before and after Gallery of images of real cases | Dr Guilarte | Clínica de cirugía plástica, estética y reconstructiva en Madrid
General anesthesia
Duration of the procedure:
1½ -2 hours
You go home in the evening (ambulatory surgery) or 24 hours
Medium, it can be controlled through medicine
You must wait:
Bruises until the third week, swelling until the third month
Final result:
2-4 months
Duration of result:


Complications after this kind of surgery are not very common. However, since you have a scar you might suffer from infections, with some problems in the process of the scar (widening and volume of the scars). Hematomas are not very common because of the way incisions are made. You might suffer a loss of sensibility in the area (transitory). Google