Last fact-checked: 10 August 2020
Banish loose, flabby underarm skin forever with an arm lift in Thailand. The procedure is also known as brachioplasty, and is ideal when weight loss, genetics or aging have all played their part in making the skin under our triceps slack and wobbly—and no matter how much we’ve dieted or exercised, we just can’t seem to budge it.
Blast those ‘bat’ and ‘bingo wings’ forever in the beautiful Kingdom of Thailand with one of Medical Departures’ quality-checked doctors.
Thailand has been at the forefront of medical tourism for decades now. The facilities here are among the best in the world, and more than 60 hospitals and clinics have been accredited for the highest standards in medical care and patient safety by the Joint Commission International.
Thais are also renowned for their customer service, providing patients with everything they would ever need to make their stay as comfortable as possible.
We always advise you to do your own research and find out clinics and surgeons before you book any medical procedure abroad. You want to be sure your doctor is qualified and experienced in the procedure you want, and it is always worth doing a quick search online for any testimonials from previous patients.
By booking through Medical Departures you are always assured of quality-checked doctors whose professional memberships and qualifications have already been verified by us. We also publish clinic photos and real patient reviews, as well as other useful information to help equip you with the knowledge you need to decide whether a particular doctor is right for you.
We also have a number of comprehensive destination guides, so you can search for doctors in the heart of Bangkok, peaceful Chiang Mai or one of the amazing beach destinations, such as Phuket. The choice really is yours to make.
To get started, take a look at these three leading clinics in Thailand for arm lifts and book your free appointment through Medical Departures:
MAXi Cosmetic Surgery (Bangkok)
Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute (Phuket)
Asia Cosmetic Hospital (Bangkok)
Most people usually have an arm lift combined with liposuction, while others just have the liposuction treatment to get the results they want. Your skin elasticity must be good enough to shrink back once the fat is removed with just liposuction, otherwise the results may be disappointing.
The arm lift surgery will take around one or two hours to complete, depending on the exact procedure you have. Your surgeon will discuss the various options with you and recommend what is best.
A standard arm lift typically involves an incision being made that runs from your underarm to your elbow. Excess tissue and skin are removed and the incision stitched; a limited incision arm lift has a small cut made under the armpit and the excess tissue pulled up, removed and the remaining tissue stitched and an extended arm lift extends the standard incision into the chest wall to remove excess tissue under the armpit.
Recovery time for an arm lift procedure is relatively quick in comparison to some other surgical treatments. Although your arms may be tender and stiff for several days, many patients are able to fly back home after a few days and return to work shortly after that. Gently moving and stretching your arms will speed recovery and help to reduce swelling—but don’t overdo it. You should avoid anything strenuous, such as heavy lifting or sports like tennis, for around six weeks. Bruising should start to subside after a week or two and by four weeks you should have full movement back. The scars will fade gradually to white and will barely be noticeable after 12 months.
Arm lifts in Thailand cost AUD $4,000 (US $2,700, CAD $3,700, £1,800 GBP, €2,500) on average. This can be compared to AUD $8,000 (US $5,500, CAD $7,300, £3,600 GBP, €5,000) in Australia, which means you should make savings of at least 50%.
[Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]
Check our full list of experienced arm lift surgeons at our quality-checked clinics in Thailand or contact our Customer Care Team with any questions or concerns. iI you are ready to book your appointment you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you
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