Arm surgery


Who are candidates for


The area of ​​the arms is an area that can hang due to the loss of elasticity and ability to retraction of the skin, which usually happens with age and variations in body weight.

What do you need to know about brachioplasty?

Depending on the severity of the problem, you and your surgeon will choose the procedure that suits your body, ranging from a liposuction with minimal incisions, to direct resection of skin and fat with a longer and visible incision.

To plan your surgery

The patient should be in good health and not be a smoker, or decrease the consumption of tobacco, because it can influences the quality of scarring. Previously photos and measures will be taken to determine the type of surgery to be performed, always considering the expectations of the patient.

Step-by-step intervention

  • A previous marking will be done and the skin excess and fat will be resected and then the edges of skin will be closed by special stitches.
  • The incision is planned in such a way that it is as hidden as possible leaving it in the inner part of the arm.
  • According to the type of technique used, drainage can be left for 24-48 hrs.


At the beginning, the scars will be visible, but they will be improving during the next months. You need to be aware that even doing the best to improve the quality of the scar, it will be permanent. It will be necessary to use a compressive garment for at least 2-3 weeks to decrease the inflammatory process. During the first month the patient will be partially limited to stretch the arms or make efforts.

Your new look

After the inflammatory process and following the surgeon’s recommendations, you will see a considerable change in 3-4 weeks, and will continue to improve over the first 6-12 months.

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