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Arm Lift

Has recent weight loss or the natural aging process created loose, excess skin around your upper arms?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a kind of plastic surgery that can contour your upper arms so you can wear what you want with confidence.

Tijuana Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, can coordinate an arm lift by an experienced surgeon for a fraction of what you would pay in the U.S.

What Is Arm Lift Surgery? A Common Plastic Surgery Procedure


Brachioplasty is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat from your upper arms and tightens the remaining tissue. An arm lift is typically performed on older patients or patients who have recently lost weight.

The Arm Lift Procedure In Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana Bariatrics has relationships with some of the top cosmetic surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico. If you're in the United States or Canada, you can benefit from seeking treatment in Tijuana because it is a safe and affordable way to achieve toned arms. Your arm lift procedure will consist of several steps:
The entire arm lift procedure can typically be completed within two hours.
The entire arm lift procedure can typically be completed within two hours.


You will be given general anesthesia to ensure you are unconscious and comfortable throughout the entire procedure.


An incision will be made along your underarm or in your armpit. The size and location of the incision will depend on the amount of skin and other tissue that is being removed.


Once the incision has been made, excess tissue will be removed from the arm and the remaining tissue will be tightened. A skilled plastic surgeon will tighten the remaining tissue in a way that creates a toned, contoured look.


Once your plastic surgeon has removed the excess skin and fat, they will close the incision in a way that minimizes scarring.

Recovering From Arm Lift Surgery What To Expect

After this surgical procedure, you should be prepared to take one to two weeks off work and follow the aftercare instructions provided by your doctor to ensure you heal properly. Postoperative instructions for your arm lift may include:

Reduce Inflammation

You can expect swelling and bruising for about six weeks following your procedure; however, keeping your arms elevated while you sleep and during periods of inactivity can help reduce inflammation.

Follow Prescriptions

Your doctor will prescribe medication to help manage your pain and reduce your risk of infection. These should be taken as directed by your physician.

Avoid Strenuous Activity

You should avoid strenuous activity for four to eight weeks and restrain from lifting your arms above shoulder level for three to four weeks while your body heals. This will help keep the swelling and bruising to a minimum and allow your incisions to heal properly.

Monitor Treatment Site

While mild swelling, bruising, and pain are normal, you should still be monitoring your incisions and arms for abnormalities. Contact Tijuana Bariatrics if you develop a fever or notice redness or excessive drainage.

The results of your arm lift will become more apparent as your swelling subsides over the course of six weeks. Results are typically long-lasting if patients maintain a stable weight and follow an exercise routine. Keep in mind that it's normal to lose skin elasticity as you age, so you may lose some firmness in the upper arm area over time.

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Tijuana Bariatrics

The network of physicians coordinating with Tijuana Bariatrics performs a wide range of services, including bariatric surgery. By choosing Tijuana Bariatrics, you can experience safe care from a board-certified surgeon in luxury accommodations.

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