Shapely and defined upper arms make you look dynamic and active, and a sleeveless outfit is the perfect way for you to confidently display your beauty. However, weight fluctuations, muscle loss, or aging can leave excess skin that defies all attempts to reduce it with exercise. It may be referred to as “Bingo wings,” “dinner lady arms,” or “bat wings.”

If you are distressed by excess skin on your arms, Dr. Hubmann’s upper arm lift surgery can help you attain attractive and shapely upper arms.


Skin tightening & liposuction

Duration of intervention

1-2 hours


Inpatient care for 1 night

Recovery period

2-4 weeks

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Arm lift surgery usually involves liposuction first to remove fatty tissue under the excess skin. In the next step, the excess skin is removed, giving your upper arms an attractive new shape. This method spares deeper-lying tissue layers.

Duration of treatment: 1-2 hours for both arms
Anesthesia: general anesthesia, local anesthesia possible in some cases
Inpatient care: 1 night
Postoperative guidelines: compression garments for 4 to 6 weeks
Suture removal: not applicable
Return to (office) work: after 2 weeks
Strenuous exercise: after 4 weeks

During the personalized consultation, Dr. Hubmann will develop an individual treatment plan based on his ABSOLUTELY YOU concept.

Quality care

As with all of his treatments, Dr. Hubmann performs upper arm lift surgery with the utmost precision. You will receive close attention and care from both him and his team before, during, and after the procedure. Your adherence to the recommendations for postoperative care is essential to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the results of your upper arm lift. This will pave the way to a new YOU.

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Frequently asked Questions

  • What rules should I follow after arm lift surgery?

    It is important for you to plan for enough time to recover after your arm lift surgery. During the first two weeks at home, the best way to do this is to relax in bed or on the couch with each of your arms propped on a large pillow. This will help rapidly reduce swelling and promote healing.

  • Will I be able to move my arms easily after arm lift surgery?

    During the first 2 weeks after arm lift surgery, you should be gentle with your arms and limit movement as much as possible. Initially, the more taut skin may make it slightly more difficult to bend your arms, but this will quickly become easier.

  • Will I experience pain after arm lift surgery?

    Some pain can occur in the days following the procedure. However, during your stay with us, Dr. Hubmann will manage your pain and prescribe appropriate pain medication for your recovery at home.

  • Can I also have my forearms treated?

    If you have a lot of excess skin on your forearms, surgery can be performed on them. Dr. Hubmann will be happy to discuss the special aspects of this procedure with you in your personal consultation.

  • When can I start exercising again after arm lift surgery?

    To allow your arms enough time to heal and achieve optimal results from the surgery, you should refrain from upper body exercise for 4 weeks. You will be able to use an stationary exercise bike after 2 weeks, however.

  • Can arm lift surgery be combined with other procedures?

    Arm lift surgery can easily be combined with other procedures during the same operation. These procedures may involve the breasts, head, face, or other parts of the body. Please do not hesitate to discuss your goals with Dr. Hubmann during your consultation.

  • Will I have visible scars after arm lift surgery?

    The incision is made on the inner arm starting near the armpit and extends toward the elbow. The length of the incision depends on your goals and the amount of excess skin to be removed. The scars fade significantly over time and are usually undetectable under short sleeves until they have faded.

  • Are the results of arm lift surgery permanent?

    Your reshaped upper arms will remain subject to normal changes of the body. Small pockets of excess skin may form again over time. You can counteract this to some extent by performing arm exercises.