Ubicado en el Hospital Real San Jose Valle Real, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Arm Lift Surgery for Toned Arms

young woman with excess fat on her upper arm with marks for liposuction

Loose, hanging skin on the upper arms can be embarrassing and even cause skin irritation and hygiene difficulties. Patients may have a genetic predisposition to this issue, or it could have occurred over time from aging or losing weight. The arm lift procedure, or brachioplasty, is used to tighten the upper arms for a sleek, toned appearance.

Brachioplasty by Dr. Castellanos

Dr. Rigoberto Castellanos is Certified by the Mexican Council of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery and is a member of multiple prestigious medical societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He routinely performs many different face, breast, and body plastic surgery procedures in Guadalajara, including arm lifts.

How Is An Arm Lift Performed?

The exact technique will vary depending on whether the sagging is caused by excess fat, skin, or both. For younger patients who still have more elastic skin, the reason is more likely to be a stubborn deposit of fat tissue that isn’t responding to diet and exercise, meaning liposuction by itself may suffice. Either way, you will be placed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation to ensure your comfort.

If arm liposuction is the best solution, Dr. Castellanos makes a small incision on each arm and suctions out the unwanted fat tissue with a cannula. For excess skin, a longer incision will be made in a secluded area, such as the armpit crease or inner arm. This allows Dr. Castellanos to carefully remove any extra skin and use sutures to tighten and lift the underlying tissue.

Should I Choose an Arm Lift or BodyTite?

BodyTite is an excellent alternative to brachioplasty for the right patient. A BodyTite session involves utilizing radiofrequency energy to emulsify small amounts of fat and promote the body’s production of smoother, tighter skin.

However, BodyTite is generally for milder cases of arm skin laxity and fat buildup. For significant amounts of extra skin and/or fat, upper arm surgery is likely the better treatment route. During your consultation with Dr. Castellanos, he will carefully examine your symptoms and be able to accurately determine whether BodyTite or brachioplasty is more appropriate.

How Long Will My Arm Lift Results Last?

Most patients will enjoy long-term results from brachioplasty surgery, especially if they still primarily have firm, elastic skin and are able to maintain a healthy lifestyle going forward. Future weight fluctuations or skin aging can sometimes necessitate a follow-up treatment, but this will vary by the individual.

Body Plastic Surgery in Guadalajara

An arm lift can be the ultimate way to restore slim and fit-looking upper arms. If you’re interested in a brachioplasty or any of our other body tightening surgery procedures (like the tummy tuck or breast lift), Dr. Castellanos is happy to discuss your options during your initial consultation. To learn more about which treatments you may qualify for, contact Fibonacci Plastic Surgery today!