ARM LIFT

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OVERVIEW

The arm lift procedure is performed using intravenous sedation combined with local anesthesia while patients remain sleep during the procedure. 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  suturing.

Who is a good candidate for arm lift surgery?

In general, arm lift candidates include:

  • Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
  • Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations

How should I prepare for arm lift surgery?

In preparing for arm lift surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Arm lift surgery may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, ambulatory surgical center or a hospital. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery, and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

THE PROCEDURE

An arm lift procedure includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Is performed using intravenous sedation combined with local anesthesia while patients remain sleep during the procedure. Dr. Ricardo Vega will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The incision

Incision length and pattern during arm lift surgery depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as the best judgment of Dr. Ricardo Vega.

Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on Dr. Ricardo Vega’s preference, and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. Excess fat may be directly excised or treated with liposuction.

Depending on your specific condition, incisions may be more limited. Then, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contour of your arm.

Inner arm incision

Arm lift inner arm incision

Back of arm incision

Arm lift back arm incision

Minimal incision

Arm lift minimal incision

Step 3 – Closing the incisions

Your incisions will be closed either with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your arm lift.

Step 4 – See the results

The smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although there will likely be swelling and bruising. Get more information about arm lift surgery results.

RECOVERY AND RESULTS

The healing process may take seven to ten days. An elastic bandage or compression garment may be recommended for several months.

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.

BEFORE AND AFTER

BEFORE AND AFTER

BEFORE AND AFTER

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"I had a amazing experience"
One of the most talented doctor inTijuana Mexico.he was able to fix the previous problem and made me feel very confident. I search for a good doctor in Mexico for a while. Really believe that price for plastic surgery inUS overpriced and a lot of doctors do not pay detailed attention to clients requests. Dr Vega is exceptional he listened and give you his opinion Worth to travel and wait for him . Very clean and professional environment Really recommend him . Thank you dr Ricardo
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"Exceptional care"
The care was exceptional, better than in the States. Dr Vega is absolutely devoted to his patients and clearly to his practice. He is the most dedicated doctor Ive ever seen, including my own plastic surgeon brother in N.Y. The recovery time took longer than I expected, but I am 61 yrs old and had alot done-facelift, eyes, and nose. I am happy with the results with one slight minor detail- There is still a horizontal line between my eyes, that I wanted filled so it wouldnt appear. This is why not 5 stars. Everything else looks great. I look much younger. This took at least 20 years off my age (with exception of horizontal line betw eyes)I would highly recommend Dr Vega, at about one third less than the surgeons in Michigan.
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