Last fact-checked: 11 March 2020
Find out how to tone up those dreaded "bat wings" for less with an arm lift in Tijuana. Sometimes, despite exercise, those stubborn flaps of skin refuse to firm up, but help is at hand with our quality-checked surgeons Tijuana.
Tijuana offers great facilities, and is a mere stone’s throw away from the US-Mexico border, making it the ideal location for many North Americans in search of a quick nip-and-tuck.
For North Americans, particularly those in the southern states, visiting Tijuana for its nightlife or shopping has been hugely popular for decades. Thousands cross the border every year to take advantage of the hospitality and inexpensive medical and pharmaceutical supplies. It stands to reason that medical and dental tourism is an extension of this philosophy, whereby North Americans can find less expensive alternatives to medical problems (particularly cosmetic surgery) that they can ill afford to pay at home.
Before hot-footing it to the nearest clinic, there are a number of things to take into consideration before booking surgery in Tijuana - or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Cost may be the main reason that most medical tourists look into traveling abroad, but the most important reason for doing so is the quality. Surgery can be a daunting enough prospect as it is, let alone if there are concerns about whether a particular institution or the medical staff are cut out to do the job properly.
Medical Departures knows that Mexico is a vast country, and standards can and do vary. For the uninitiated, finding out reliable information is fraught with difficulties, which is where our website presents need-to-know information for patients in a straightforward manner.
Our background checks include onsite visits, doctor qualifications, professional registrations and international memberships and the collation of patient testimonials, which are available freely on our website. Our virtual video tours, high definition clinic photos and lots of other information give patients a one-stop-shop to access materials to help them make their own decision as to quality.
Arm lifts typically take between one and two hours. It is often combined with liposuction to remove the excess fat, and if your skin still has good elasticity you may just be able to have liposuction on its own to improve the look of your arms.
There are a number of ways to carry out the surgery, depending on the extent of the loose skin and fat that needs removing, which your surgeon will discuss with you beforehand. The scarring will range from the limited incision method, which is made under the armpit, to the extended arm lift where incisions are made into the chest wall.
Read more in detail about what arm lift surgery entails here.
Arm lifts have a relatively short recovery time – especially in comparison to other cosmetic surgery. After surgery, your arms will feel stiff and tender for a few days, but many people return to work after three days. Gently stretching exercises will help your recovery, but sports or vigorous exercise should be avoided for six weeks.
Consult your chosen surgeon as to when you will be able to leave Tijuana - but in general, you shouldn't need to stay in Mexico for very long.
Arm lifts in Tijuana cost, on average $3,000 (CAD $3,900, £2,000 GBP, €2,700, AUD $4,000) compared to an average of $6,000 (CAD $7,800, £3,800 GBP, €5,500, AUD $8,000) in the United States.
Please note: These are estimated prices at the time of writing. Check out updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient testimonials and more at these leading clinics in Tijuana for arm lifts:
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