brachioplasty / arm lift

The Brachioplasty procedure usually takes an average of 1.5 to 3.5 hours, depending on the volume. After the procedure, the patient is monitored as an inpatient for 24 hours.


After surgery, the patient will be hospitalized for 24 hours before being discharged. The patient will be accommodated in the Quirónsalud Málaga Hospital and will be provided with the best possible care.


A Brachioplasty usually takes place under general anesthesia. The anesthesia is induced by an anesthesiologist from our experienced anesthesia staff.

Dr. Felipe Schmitt Sánchez will be performing the surgery in the certified operating rooms of the Hospital Quirónsalud Málaga.


The results can be seen immediately, although it will take approximately up to one month before the patient can return to their normal routine.


A Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the back section of the upper arm. It reduces excess and/or sagging skin that drops downward, tightens the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm and reduces pockets of fat.

Weight fluctuations, aging and heredity can cause the upper arms to look flabby and saggy. This condition often cannot be corrected by exercise, which is why many patients decide to undergo brachioplasty.

If you are thinking about a brachioplasty, feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Felipe Schmitt Sánchez for a more individualized consultation and a detailed explanation of the surgery, possible risks, post-surgery complications, and follow-up care.