Surgical limb lifting

Brachioplasty (arm lifting) and thigh lifting are designed to reshape the arm and thigh, respectively.

Woman testing the flabby muscle under her arm pulling it down with her hand as she checks for muscle tone or weight gain


The skin on the arms or thighs has lost its elasticity and has excess fat. A liposuction procedure combined with skin resection is then necessary to tighten the tissues of the limb.

The surgical intervention

  • The excess skin is then removed to retighten the remaining skin.
  • A T-shaped incision is made in one of the folds of the armpit and continues on the internal side of the limb.
  • The area is liposuctioned.

Patients will then have more aesthetic limbs, better suited to their morphology and daily activities. In order to be fully satisfied, a period of 3 to 6 months is necessary for the tissues to regain their suppleness and for the scars to fade.

Quitting smoking at least 2 months before the operation is mandatory in order to prevent predictable complications. Your surgeon will also review your general health with you in detail in order to minimise the risks of the surgical intervention as much as possible.