Also known as arm lift, BRACHIOPLASTY is the operation that shapes the upper arm, from the armpit to the elbow.


Weight fluctuations or consequences of morbid obesity, age or even heredity can cause upper arms stay sagging and flabby

Exercise can strengthen and improve the muscles of the arms but can not solve the excess skin that has lost elasticity or tissues with localized fat deposits.

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What can you expect from a Brachioplasty?

The arm lift or braquiaplastia:

  • Reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow
  • Molded arm producing a better contour
  • Produces a more proportionate and toned appearance

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Frequent Asked Questions


  • Adults with a high degree of sagging in the upper arm
  • Adults whose weight is stable and not overweight. BMI under 30 (obtained by dividing the weight in kilograms by the square of height in cm)
  • Healthy individuals who have no medical problems that may decrease healing or increase the risk of surgery
  • Non-Smoking
  • People with realistic expectations

The Operation

The incision depends on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, and the decision of the plastic surgeon.

Scars are generally located on the inside of the arm or the back of the same depending on the surgeon’s preference. It extends from the armpit to the top of the elbow. Fat treated during the operation can be removed or treated with liposuction.

Incision inside of arm:

Incision back of the arm

Minimum axillary incision

The incisions are closed with absorbable sutures or stitches to be removed in 1-2 weeks postoperatively.

Braquiaplastia results are evident immediately after the operation, although they can be improved over time as there is a postoperative inflammation

Benefits and Risks of brachioplasty

The decision for arm lift surgery is personal and you should be the one to assess whether the benefits and risks and potential complications are acceptable.

You will be asked to sign the consent forms to ensure that fully understand the procedure and the risks and potential complications.

Risks include:

  • Scarring
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • infection
  • Accumulation of fluid or seroma
  • Anesthetic risks
  • Loss of skin
  • thrombosis
  • Changes in sensation
  • Changes in skin pigmentation and / or prolonged swelling (lymphedema)
  • asymmetry
  • Wound dehiscence (separation)
  • Fat necrosis
  • pain
  • Deep sutures may appear spontaneously in the skin causing irritation and need to be removed
  • Possibility of revision surgery.

These risks will be thoroughly rinsed with Dr. Brianda Hurtado de Mendoza before you sign the consent. if you have any questions ask her.

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. The good results are the norm although there is no guarantee. Sometimes it is not possible to achieve optimal results with an intervention and may require a second operation be.

It is important to follow the instructions your surgeon gives you to have the best results. It is important that scars are not exposed to excessive force, swelling, or motion during the healing period.

During the period immediately after surgery have a cure or bandage over the scar. Sometimes you need a special bandage to prevent swelling.

The results of arm lift will be long term as long as you keep the same weight and good health. As they go through the years, it is natural for the body to lose some firmness, but the improvement in the operation should be relatively permanent.

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