Arms lift

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Procedure duration
Approx. 1 hour and a half
Post-operative recovery
5 days
Method of admission
Same-day surgery
Return to social life
5 days
Return to physical activity
30 days


Substantial changes in body weight and aging are the most common causes of sagging of the skin on the inside of the arms, which generate the blemish called "bat wings". 

A brachial lift eliminates this imperfection, restoring a toned and slim shape to the arms. The newfound body harmony improves self-esteem, allowing you to wear sleeveless dresses or tops again.


As with a thigh lift, the surgical technique is very simple. Excess skin is removed according to a pre-established surgical plan and the remaining skin is sutured. This procedure introduces an aesthetic scar along the inner part of the arms at the height of the sulcus physiologically present in this area. 

Liposuction in the same area can be combined with this surgical procedure to perfect the result.


Pre-operative recommendations

It is advisable not to schedule surgery immediately before or during the menstrual period. Inform the surgeon of any treatment with drugs such as: cortisone, antihypertensive, contraceptive, hypoglycemic, anticoagulant, cardioactive or tranquilizing drugs, etc. 

Stop taking medications containing acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, Ascriptin, Bufferin, Cemerit, Vivin C, etc.) at least 10 days before surgery. Patients being treated with oral contraceptives are advised to stop taking them one month before surgery. It is necessary to abstain from smoking (active and passive) for at least two weeks before surgery (the incidence of complications is 10 times higher in patients who smoke). The onset of colds, sore throats, coughs and skin diseases should be flagged. Should there be a need to take any drug not reported during the anesthetic interview, inform immediately Dr. Battistella to assess its use. Do not eat or drink from midnight the day before: fasting is required

The day of the surgery 

Take a bath with a good skin cleanser and do not apply cream to the body. For a few days after the surgery, it will not be possible to wet the body.

Bring to the clinic: 

- Original pre-operative examination reports. 

- Clothing: 

  • wear comfortable clothes; 
  • a top that can be opened at the front (e.g. sweatshirt, blouse);
  • cotton linen (underwear and socks); 
  • practical clothes to wear during your stay in the clinic; 
  • a pair of slippers. 

- Payment of the procedure - The payment for the procedure must be received on the day of the surgery: 

  • by cash; 
  • by check 

Accommodation in the clinic includes a single or double room depending on the number of surgeries on the day and departmental needs. Therefore, in order to avoid disturbing those who have just undergone surgery, only one visitor / partner per person is allowed. 

After the arms lift surgery 

In the days immediately after the surgery, some pain may appear, justified by the type of surgery. 

Widespread bruising is normal and will disappear spontaneously within 10-15 days. Although it is advisable to start walking and moving again from the day following the surgery, it is still recommended to rest for a period of 10-15 days. The complete resumption of work will be agreed with Dr. Tommaso Battistella. 

In order to accelerate the resorption of post-operative edema and optimize the result of the surgery, it may be indicated to undergo cycles of massage therapy and lymphatic drainage to be scheduled 15-20 days after the operation. Avoid exposure to the sun or sources of intense heat for at least a month. The patient will have to carry out check-ups at Dr. Battistella’s office as per specific guidelines. After the first consultations deemed appropriate by the professional, the patient will have to come for a check-up after one month, three months, six months and one year from the operation. A post-operative check-up is to be performed on an annual basis to check on the progress of the result over time. The post-operative check-up is of high importance for the successful outcome of the surgery and it is therefore necessary. 


- Taking acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) drugs for the first 20 days. 

- Avoid straining your arms during the first week. 

- Exposure to the sun or other sources of intense heat (sauna) for at least 1 month. 


- Wearing the compression sleeve day and night (if prescribed) for 2 - 5 weeks (according to the surgeon's prescriptions).

- Absolute rest during the first 24 hours. 

- Lymphatic drainage cycles to be scheduled 15-20 days after the operation.

- Scrupulously following the prescribed pharmacological therapy. 

- Resuming sporting activities gradually after 30 days.