Reasons why to consider an Arm Lift

Are you bothered by the appearance of your arms? Do you think they are too thick and undefined? You've probably heard about the Arm Lift, today we address some important reasons why this non-invasive procedure is worth considering. Say goodbye to the annoying "bat wing" forever. 

As the name implies, the procedure gives a "lift" to the arm, which can remove excess skin and define the area.

Many patients seek to reshape the appearance of their arms after losing a lot of weight or due to genetics. Whatever the reason, Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that allows you to remove excess hanging skin and achieve the slim, firm arms you have always wanted.

Is an arm lift worth it?

One of the major advantages of this procedure is that it can be performed on an outpatient basis. It takes only a few hours and there is no need to spend the night in the hospital. After the procedure is completed, patients leave the outpatient facility and go home to rest.

This is why it is known as a mini arm lift, as it is performed in a mini-invasive way for the patient. 

As it is performed on an outpatient basis, it can be performed using local anesthesia or general anesthesia with IV sedation. However, most of the time the use of general anesthesia is necessary due to the amount of extra skin to be removed. 

This also means that it is a short procedure, which can last between 2 and 4 hours.

Depending on the technique used and the one recommended by the surgeon, the size of the incision varies, resulting in the thinnest possible small scar.

Once Brachioplasty is completed and the patient recovers from the procedure, he/she will be able to notice slimmer arms and a more proportionate appearance with the rest of his/her body.


¿What is the difference between traditional cosmetic surgery and outpatient surgery? 

The arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty, aims to reshape the upper arm, an area that is especially difficult if there is loose skin or fat deposits that exercise and diet cannot correct.

The main difference is the advantages that the type of surgery offers the patient.

Beginning with the scar. The incision with traditional Brachioplasty runs from the armpit to just above the elbow, depending on the conditions of each patient.

Sometimes the incision can be straight, curved, or z-shaped. 

On the other hand, as an outpatient procedure, the incision is much shorter and diamond-shaped. This type of short incision gives patients the benefit of a smaller and less visible scar.

More about the Arm lift Mexico procedure

To start the procedure, the board-certified plastic surgeon will mark the area where the small incisions will be made. The patient is typically given general anesthesia due to the amount of extra skin that will be removed. 

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the incisions are made either on the back or the inside of the arm.

Depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed, this procedure can be combined with liposuction. This is decided at the first consultation with the doctor. 

Then the extra skin is removed and the tissues are also contoured to give a more flattering appearance. Finally, the incision is closed using dissolvable sutures. 

How much will an arm lift Mexico surgery cost?

In the United States, outpatient arm surgery normally costs between US$7,000 and US$10,000.

The high cost has led many patients to choose to visit a surgeon in Mexico. The cost of this procedure at the Los Algodones Ambulatory Center is $3,000.

How do I know if I am a candidate?

Eligible candidates for this procedure

  • Individuals in generally good health.
  • A relatively stable weight
  • Significant amounts of loose, sagging upper arm skin
  • No medical conditions interrupt the healing process.
  • Preferably non-smokers, as smoking impairs healing.

How to sleep after arm lift surgery

Once the procedure is completed, compressive gauze will be applied to minimize swelling and speed recovery.

If the patient has discomfort, medication may be prescribed. Bruising and swelling are completely normal and will diminish over the next few weeks. 

It is recommended that activities involving heavy lifting or significant weight-bearing be discontinued. Other activities, such as light exercise, can be resumed during the first few weeks. 

Patients usually recover and can resume normal activities after several weeks. 

What other outpatient procedures can be received on an outpatient basis? 

Also at an outpatient center such as Baja Surgery Center, there are a variety of procedures including plastic surgery and reconstructive, breast augmentation, general and urologic surgery, as well as aesthetic medicine.

The main advantage of facilities like Baja Surgery Center is quality procedures in a safe place at a more affordable price than other places. It does not involve the extra costs that hospitals charge and allows for more personalized attention to the patient. 

If you are interested in knowing more about our outpatient center in Algodones, send us a message or call us at (928) 257 1138. We are here to answer your questions. 


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