Arm Lift

remove excess skin and fat from the undersurface of the upper arm to reduce sagging

Surgery Duration

1 Hour

Recommended Stay

7 days

Cost Savings

50%

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a procedure in which excess skin and fat is removed between the armpit and the elbow for a more aesthetic appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate?

The following characteristics are those of an ideal candidate, but a plastic surgeon will be able to let you know if liposuction is appropriate for your unique situation.

Realistic Expectations
Plastic surgery is as much an art as a science and patients must realize that while they can expect an improvement in targeted areas, results will not be perfect.

Good Overall Health
Chronic conditions including restricted blood flow, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and a compromised immune system can limit healing and be contraindications for surgery.

Not Smoking
Tobacco use reduces the body’s ability to heal after surgery.

What Does it Include?

o Medical Tests
o Surgeon Fees
o Anesthesiologist Fees
o Facility Fees
o Post Surgical Garments
o Nurse Supervision During the First Night (when required)
o Follow Up Appointments
o Personalized Guidance

* This is what a patient can expect to pay for this procedure, subject to the evaluation of a physician.

What Does it Cost?

Average Cost in the USA
$6,050 USD

Apollo Medical Travel
$3,000 USD

What Does it Include?

o Medical Tests
o Surgeon Fees
o Anesthesiologist Fees
o Facility Fees
o Post Surgical Garments
o Follow Up Appointments
o Personalized Guidance

* This is what a patient can expect to pay for this procedure, subject to the evaluation of a physician.

Featured Surgeon

Dr. Abraham Juárez López de Nava

Baja Surgery Center
Los Algodones, Mexico

Dr. Abraham Juárez López de Nava

Baja Surgery Center
Los Algodones, Mexico

Featured Location

Los Algodones, Mexico

What is the Plan?

Choose a Physician

Choosing your doctor is an important decision, but it does not have to be a difficult one. Physicians associated with Apollo Medical Travel are highly respected in their field and you can see all of their qualifications and experience in their profile.

Book an Appointment

Before your arrival, your doctor will provide you with a virtual consultation and ensure that you are all set for your procedure. You will then be able book a date to undergo the surgery.

Book Your Travel and Lodging

A rep from Apollo Medical Travel will contact you shortly after you have confirmed your appointment. We can help you find beautiful accommodations at a great price close to where you will be getting your procedure and arrange for your airport pick up.

Procedure

Arm lifts are typically performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make an incision on the underside of your arms and remove fat with a suction technique. Your surgeon will then tighten and reshape the underlying supportive tissue of your arms with internal sutures and then suture your skin for a smooth contour.

Immediately Following Procedure

Incision sites will be dressed and the treated area will be put in bandages to manage swelling. Your physician will provide recovery instructions and you will be prescribed pain medications and antibiotics as necessary.

1 Week

You will typically be able to return to work and light activities and you will notice your swelling and bruising begin to heal.

After Returning Home

We recommend that you see your healthcare provider as soon as possible after you get home. Though complications are rare, every surgery carries risk and it is important to ensure that your body is recovering properly!

3-4 Weeks

You should avoid holding your arms above shoulder level for the first several weeks so you don’t stretch your incisions.

4-8 Weeks

You should avoid physical and athletic activities that may stretch your incisions for the first 1-2 months after surgery.

Every surgery carries a risk of complications. Your physician will explain the risks of your specific procedure in your consultation and ensure that you are an appropriate candidate for surgery.

Medical tourism also carries specific risks including the elevated risk of blood clots forming during air travel. This risk is mitigated but not eliminated by following the appropriate recovery protocols prescribed by your physician in your destination country.

Furthermore, medical travel carries the risk of exposure to antimicrobial resistant organisms that may be less common in the United States. This risk is mitigated but not eliminated by your physicians infection prevention and control measures and medication prescribed following your procedure as appropriate.

Lastly, medical travel carries the risk that continuity of care will be disrupted. Apollo Medical Travel will help you mitigate this risk by ensuring the appropriate medical paperwork reaches your overseas provider and that your hometown physician receives the appropriate medical documentation to properly give you follow up care.

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