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Arm Lift in Thailand

An arm lift can improve the appearance of the upper arms and make them look more toned and defined.


Loose upper arm skin is a very common cosmetic concern. Typical causes include significant weight loss, pregnancy or aging. Often, once a person loses weight the skin tissue can no longer recover, which leads to flaps of loose skin hanging from the upper arms.

Unfortunately, this loose skin doesn’t respond to exercise either, no matter how hard you do it. Indeed, many women who have gone through pregnancy or lost weight suffer significantly from aesthetically unpleasing saggy upper arms to the extent that wearing a swimsuit or a sleeveless party dress seems like an impossible idea.

Can Liposuction Help?

There are two ways to address excess skin in the upper arm: liposuction and surgery. The advantage of liposuction is that there is no scarring afterwards. However, liposuction mainly treats the underlying fat, but it won’t remove loose skin. This is why surgery is the recommended option for saggy upper arms.

Arm Lift Surgery


Arm lift surgery is also known as brachioplasty. The operation begins with an incision placed on the inside of the upper arm to surgically remove sagging skin.

The length of the incision depends on the amount of excess skin, typically extending to just above the elbow. The operation can be performed under general anaesthesia or sedation. If only a small amount of skin needs to be removed, local anaesthesia may be sufficient.

Following the operation, your arms will be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling. For the same reason, you should elevate your arms with pillows when resting. Light exercises and stretching, as well as moving your fingers, will also help reduce swelling. Although it cannot be prevented entirely, this swelling subsides relatively quickly.

Before & After

Arm lift surgery in bangkok

Before the Surgery

  • Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
  • Plan to take 2-3 weeks off work and your normal activities.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of the surgery.
  • Shower and shave your armpits in the morning of the surgery.


  • You will be required to spend 1-2 nights at hospital.
  • Bandages will be removed after 2 days.
  • You may need to wait 2-3 days before you shower.
  • Most people can return to work after 2-3 weeks.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks.
  • The scar will fade over time, although it may take a year or more for it to totally fade.