After severe weight loss, it is possible that the skin on the upper arm has sagged. This can be surgically corrected by an upper arm lift. During this procedure, the excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is adjusted and tightened.
The upper arm lift is a relatively large operation that is performed under general anesthesia with subsequent monitoring in a hospital. The various surgical techniques each offer advantages and disadvantages, which should be selected in connection with the initial situation and the desired result. The attending specialist will explain this individually during a personal consultation.
It is important to note that in the event of complications and/or follow-up treatments after an upper arm lift performed for aesthetic reasons, most health insurance companies will no longer cover the full costs of the medically necessary treatments. To reduce the chance of such a financial risk, the patient can take out our safe4beauty cosmetic surgery insurance.