Arm Lift / Brachioplasty

Anesthesia General
Duration 2-3 horas
Hospital stay 1 night
Post-operative needs Compressive garment
Results Immediately noticeable. Settles within 1 year.
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Arm Lift / Brachioplasty

With age, the skin on the arms tends to hang down. This sagging may or may not be accompanied by an increase in fat. Some people are affected by this phenomenon as it bothers them to dress in short-sleeved clothing particularly during the summer months.

Brachioplasty or arm lift is a surgical procedure intended to help remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the armpits and arms. Brachioplasty is not a surgical treatment for people who are overweight. Obese people who want to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until they have reached a stable weight.

The treatment of this problem is surgical. Depending on the redundancy of skin that exists, the treatment can be carried out by means of liposuction, in the event that the skin is sufficiently smooth, or by means of an incision and removal of the skin and fat, in the event that there is an excess of skin and fat. In some cases, liposuction and incision can be combined.

  • Anesthesia: the intervention is performed under general anesthesia.
  • In the event that liposuction is required, the skin is incised at various points to access the fatty tissue and aspirate it.
  • If it is necessary to remove the skin through an incision, it is placed on the inside of the arm to hide it as much as possible. This incision can extend from the armpit to the elbow.
  • Hospitalization: 2 nights of hospitalization are required.

To undergo this intervention, the patient needs to be sufficiently motivated since incisions on the inner side of the arm are not always well tolerated by patients.

  • After the intervention, a compression bandage is applied.
  • The stitches are removed between 10-15 days after the intervention of arm lift.

Our arm lifting surgery incorporates treatment for scars during the intervention using growth factors
We also offer the possibility of applying a laser treatment to the scars one week and one month after the intervention.

The combination of these two treatments improves the quality and healing time of scars.

We carry out this intervention in Palma de Mallorca.

The price of the intervention is delivered after consulting with Dr. García Ceballos.

During the consultation you will be able to see before and after photos of cases similar to yours.

If you travel or consult us from anywhere in Spain, UK or Europe you can request your telematic consultation via Skype.

It is convenient to put yourself in the hands of a specialist in Plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to carry out this type of intervention.

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Frequently asked questions

The arm lift consists of removing the hanging skin of the arms. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia, through an incision on the inside of each arm, thus obtaining a smooth arm.

After the arm lift intervention, you must wear a bandage around the arms
You will be able to shower from the day after the intervention and you will be able to lead a more or less normal life avoiding intense efforts and extreme sports activities.
During the first two weeks you will notice some tension in both arms and as the days go by it will give way.
The normal thing is that from the month you can make a full life.

The scar after a brachioplasty is located on the inner face of both arms. As in all surgical procedures, the evolution of an incision consists of several stages. The definitive closure of a wound usually occurs after two weeks, after which it acquires a redder color. After a few months, this wound will whiten and will be hidden.

The bandage or girdle of the arms is used during the first 10 days.

The procedure for correcting excess skin on the arms is called brachioplasty or arm lift. This procedure consists of an intervention under general anesthesia by which an incision is made on the inside of both arms.

In general, excess skin on the arms requires surgical intervention. In some cases where the skin is slightly redundant, it can be treated using less invasive procedures, such as radiofrequency, which can help to slightly retract the skin.

The price of an arm lift ranges between €4,000 and €7,000.

After a brachioplasty intervention, you can start playing sports after a month.

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