With increasing age – particularly in the case of women – the upper arms become fat and/or flabby. If this is caused by an increase in the fat tissue, it can be treated with liposuction (see the section on Liposuction above). Should a considerable loosening of the skin be the cause, the skin must be tightened. To do so an incision in the armpit is necessary which - depending on the diagnosis – can extend along the inside of the upper arm as far as the elbow. As the scar is therefore visible, we try to keep the incision as short as possible. After the lifting and also after liposuction, it is necessary to wear a compression jacket for 6 weeks. The lifting and the liposuction can be carried out with local or general anaesthesia, as an out-patient or in-patient (one night's stay in the clinic).