Cosmetic Services

Arm Lift

Now you can confidently flaunt your arms! Achieve smoother, toned, and well-defined skin with our arm lift procedure! Our comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the procedure, from initial consultation to post-operative care.

What is Arm Lift Surgery?

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure that aims to smooth the skin by removing excess skin and fat from the underarm to the elbow.

Arm Lift Surgery Thailand

The image below illustrates the natural aging process, which can lead to sagging or drooping skin on the upper arms.

Arm Lift Surgery - Sagging Arm

Exercise can help strengthen underlying tissues, such as muscles, but it may not be effective in shaping inelastic skin, weakened tissues, or addressing localized fat deposits.

Who can benefit from arm lift surgery?

Individuals with hanging, flabby skin folds on the arms, commonly known as ‘bat wings,’ may benefit from arm lift surgery. This condition can cause self-consciousness and limit clothing choices, as well as contribute to discomfort from underarm skin rash and irritation.

For many patients, undergoing arm lift surgery at Yanhee International Hospital offers a newfound freedom and confidence in their lifestyle choices.

Is arm lift surgery right for me?

Before deciding to undergo an arm lift at Yanhee International Hospital, it’s important to carefully consider your expectations and potential risks. Discuss these with your surgeon. The best candidates for an arm lift are those seeking improvement, not perfection, in their appearance.

While arm lift surgeries can achieve significant results, they cannot completely alter your appearance to match someone else’s, and the extent of change possible is limited for each individual.

An arm lift at Yanhee International Hospital may be suitable for you if you have significant drooping or sagging of upper arm skin, do not smoke, and have a positive outlook with specific, realistic goals for improving your appearance.

How do I prepare for an arm lift surgery?

Your surgeon will provide you with instructions during our virtual consultation to prepare for your surgery. These instructions will cover areas such as smoking cessation, medication guidelines, what to bring to the hospital, and when to have your last meal before surgery.

It is crucial to adhere to these instructions, as well as any provided after your surgery, to prioritize your speedy recovery and overall health.

Before your arm lift surgery, you will need to:

  • Stop smoking at least two weeks before surgery, and refrain from smoking for an additional two weeks post-surgery. Smoking increases the risk of complications and interferes with the healing process.
  • Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages for at least one week before your surgery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol and fasting for at least six hours before your operation.



Hospital Stay

Price (THB)

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

2 nights


Take the first step and reach out to us for a complimentary virtual consultation. Our virtual consultants and surgeons will provide personalized recommendations based on your unique needs. Every client is different, and we tailor each procedure to match your individual requirements.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be conscious during the procedure?

No, you will be asleep under general anesthesia.

How long do I need to stay in Bangkok?

You will need to stay for about 2 nights in the hospital, then return for a follow-up visit after 7-10 days.

How long will it take to recover?

Your arms will be swollen and bruised after surgery but will look and feel near normal in 2-3 weeks. Wound maturation will continue over 6-12 months.

What are the potential scarring outcomes of arm lift surgery?

A linear scar spanning the length of the armpit to the elbow is the main drawback of brachioplasty. However, in most cases, this scar fades over time and is only noticeable upon close inspection. Individuals with a history of keloids should carefully consider the benefits of brachioplasty against the risk of developing large scars.

How long do the results of arm lift surgery typically last?

Significant fluctuations in weight can impact the long-term results of arm lift surgery. For example, if a patient gains a substantial amount of weight after the procedure, it can stretch the skin and tissues, potentially reversing the improvements made during surgery. Conversely, if a patient loses a significant amount of weight after the surgery, it can lead to excess or loose skin, which may require additional procedures to correct. Therefore, maintaining a stable weight through a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the results of arm lift surgery over time.

What are the potential risks of this surgery?

Potential risks of arm lift surgery include infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, scarring, numbness, fluid accumulation, blood clots, anesthesia risks, persistent pain, asymmetry, and the potential need for revision surgery.

How should I prepare for arm lift surgery?

To minimize complications and reduce risk factors, it is important to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, and taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medications (unless approved by your doctor) at least two weeks before your scheduled surgery. Additionally, individuals with medical conditions may require surgical clearance from their medical specialist.