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Arm Lift Mexico

As we age, so does our skin. Over time, your upper arm skin tends to become loose and sag. You may also find yourself in this situation if you have recently lost a significant amount of weight. While exercise can increase muscle tone in your upper arm, it can’t be relied upon to get rid of extra skin that’s lost its elasticity. Flabby arms can make you conscious and affect your self-esteem. Your insecurity may even prevent you from wearing something you think is cute simply because of how your arms will look in it.

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is perfect for such situations. This procedure gets rid of the excess fat and skin between the elbow and armpits and repositions the remaining skin so that you can achieve a more toned look.

Arm Lift Overview

Reduces excess skin and fat from the arms.

Arm LiftProcedure
The surgical rejuvenation of the upper arms remains a persistent problem for both the patient and the surgeon, despite the many techniques that have been proposed for its improvement. The goal of the arm lift (brachioplasty) is to reduce skin redundancy and to reduce the circumference of the arm. When there is good skin tone or minimal skin sagging, fat deposits can be reduced by liposuction. But marked skin redundancy or laxity can only be improved by surgery. The incision has to be placed in an axillar crease and in the internal aspect of the arm along a line extending from the axilla to the epicondyle of the elbow. Then a piece of skin-dermis and fat is removed and the subcutis and skin are closed using routine aesthetic suturing.

Length
Two to three hours.

Anesthesia
The anesthesia can be general or local with sedation.

Inpatient/Outpatient
Both options are possible.

Preparation
Before your arm lift surgery, Dr. Echeagaray will go over your pertinent medical history and perform a physical examination.

Possible Side Effects
In some cases edema or lymphoedema of the arms can result.

Risks
Highly visible or keloid scars and cutaneous nerve injuries.

Arm Lift Recovery

The healing process may take seven to ten days. An elastic bandage or compression garment may be recommended for several months. Tubes may be placed in the arms to drain excess fluid and blood. You must make sure you don’t lift your arms above shoulder level for at least 3 to 4 weeks following surgery and you need to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 6 weeks after surgery.

Results
Good and stable results can be achieved in young patients with adiposities and good skin tone as well as in adults of older age, sometimes with the help of several months of postoperative elastic compression. Results can be seen immediately after the arm lift surgery and will continue to improve over time as swelling subsides

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Contact Echeagaray Plastic surgery today to schedule a consultation for your arm lift procedure. Our team can provide you with excellent care and natural-looking results.

credentials & associations

  • ASPS
  • AMCPER
  • College of Jalisco
  • FILACP
  • ISAPS

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Here you can view actual before and after plastic surgery photographs from real patients who undergo surgery with Dr. Jorge Echeagaray. These images represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same results.

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