Dr Thierry Bron - Chirurgie ou lifting des bras

Arm surgery

An arm lift tautens sagging skin caused by cell ageing or weight loss. This intervention is often combined with arm liposuction for a better, more aesthetic result.


Crisalix is 3D simulation software that shows the results of aesthetic surgery. This tool helps patients better express their request and enables surgeons to give clear, reasoned explanations. Patients are therefore better informed when they decide to have an operation.


  • How long before you can resume normal activity?
    7-15 days before returning to work and about 2 months for sport.
  • What interventions can be combined with an arm lift?
    It is often combined with liposuction since this reduces arm circumference, giving a more harmonious result.
  • Where are the scars located after an arm lift?
    Just under the armpit when there is very little excess fat; along the inner arm in more significant cases.

Before the intervention

  • Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • You will be given a quote and a mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
  • Stop smoking for 1 month before and after the intervention.
  • Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Shaving is not obligatory.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.
  • 15-day medico-legal reflection period (which cannot be shortened) between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • General anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 2 hours on average.
  • 1 night on average in hospital.

After the intervention

  • Take an anticoagulant for 15 days after the intervention.
  • Gently dry the dressings with a hair dryer after every shower.
  • Wear a compression garment day and night for 45 days.
  • If there is a drainage system, it is removed 1-3 days after the intervention.
  • The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
  • Return to work: after 7-15 days, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: gradually, after 1.5 months.
  • Final result obtained: after 3-6 months.
  • Oedema for 1-2 weeks.
  • Resume sport: after 1 month.
  • Final result obtained: immediately, with the definitive result after 3 months.
  • Consultations after 15 days, 3 months and 12 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.


  • Aesthetic arm lift from 5,900 €
  • Arm lift after bariatric surgery from 3,900 €

Our prices include hospitalization, operating room, anesthesia, surgery, surgical assistance and follow-up for one year.


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