Arm Lift in Mexico City

The Ultimate Guide to Arm Lift in Mexico City

Last fact-checked: 20 October 2020

If you are tired of covering up your arms due to embarrassment over loose, sagging skin, an arm lift in Mexico City can tone things up at prices substantially lower than back home.

Often, no amount of exercise and diet can target wobbly, fleshy upper arms, which are sometimes referred to as bat wings. An arm lift, medically known as a brachioplasty, can correct this condition, restoring your confidence to bare those arms again. To achieve the best results, this procedure is sometimes performed in conjunction with liposuction, resulting in toned, sculpted upper arms.

Who Can Get an Arm Lift?

Both men and women can be good candidates for an arm lift. You may be right for this procedure if you have lost a significant amount of weight and have large amounts of sagging skin left behind as a result. Other factors that may contribute to an abundance of soft tissue in the upper arms include aging and genetics.

Before having an arm lift performed, you will first meet with your surgeon to determine whether you are a good candidate.

Why Get An Arm Lift in Mexico City?

Traveling to Mexico City for an arm lift can provide you with a number of benefits. In recent years, an increasing number of people have made the decision to travel to Mexico City for medical procedures in order to take advantage of savings of between 50 and 70% while enjoying a relaxing Mexican getaway.

The capital, Mexico City, offers endless options in terms of sightseeing and entertainment. Among the most popular attractions include the Plaza de Constitucion, Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, Templo Mayor, and the Palace of Fine Arts. By traveling to Mexico City for your arm lift, you will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to soak up the warm Mexican culture while saving money on the cost of your procedure.

Finding Reputable Surgeons with Medical Departures

Mexico City is home to many reputable medical facilities; the best clinics and hospitals are staffed by English-speaking physicians, some of whom were educated in the United States. That said, when planning your trip to Mexico City for an arm lift, it is important to do your homework and research options.

Medical Departures makes this whole process easier by providing a list of thoroughly researched facilities. Only facilities that have passed our background checks are included on the list. In addition to verifying qualifications, we also confirm professional memberships, such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. We also perform civil and criminal background checks. Additionally, we visit facilities, collect testimonials and interview patients.

How Long Does an Arm Lift Take and What Is the Recovery Like?

You should expect your arm lift procedure to take between one and three hours. Your doctor may use general or local anesthesia, based on the amount of tissue and skin to be removed to complete your procedure. If a large amount of tissue needs to be removed to achieve your goals, your surgeon may recommend liposuction to be performed in addition to your arm lift.

The amount and location of the skin to be removed will also determine the length of your incisions. These are typically made on the inside or the back of the arms. In addition to removing excess skin, your doctor will also reshape and tighten underlying supportive tissue as needed. In some cases, internal stitches may be required to achieve desired results.

Post-surgery, do bear in mind the following things:

  • Most patients are able to see the full results of an arm lift immediately following their procedure.
  • You should expect some swelling and bruising following an arm lift.
  • After your procedure, your arms may be dressed with bandages.
  • You may also be advised to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling.
  • Small tubes may also be inserted on a temporary basis to drain excess fluid.
  • If you experience any discomfort, your doctor may prescribe oral painkillers.
  • You will need to avoid heavy lifting for a while after your procedure.

What Is the Cost of an Arm Lift in Mexico City Compared to the U.S. and Canada?

The average cost of an arm lift in Mexico City is about $2,300 (EUR €2,043, GBP £1,613, AUD $3,118) compared to an average of around $6,800 (EUR €6,042, GBP £4,770, AUD $9,218 in the United States.

Please note: These are estimated prices at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and location maps, check out these MD-verified clinics in Mexico City that offer arm lift surgery to international patients:

How Do I Book?

Find out more about our quality-checked facilities in Mexico City and see what they can offer you.

It's free to book an appointment directly through our site; alternatively, please feel free to contact the Medical Departures Customer Care Team for more details about heading to Mexico for arm lift surgery.


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