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High definition (HD) arms and axillas liposuction surgery

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Arm liposuction treatment at Clínica Sanza, in Barcelona, consists of extracting fat from under the skin located on the arms, shoulders, periaxillary region, forearms and wrists, sucking it out with a cannula using various methods.

The combination of conventional liposuction, lipolaser, lipovibrosuction and lipolaser with ultrasound achieves high definition results which are presented below. These techniques are the most accurate that exist now days in regards to body remodelling.

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Book a visit

You can do it in 3 ways:

Free on-site visit: Call +34 932066540 from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Free on-site visit with IMMEDIATE booking: For booking outside office hours. We charge 60 € on your card to avoid false bookings. It is refunded on the day you come to the consultation.

ONLINE Visit: Video conference using whatsapp or Zoom. Cost of 60 € non-refundable. When booking indicate in the comments that you want videoconferencing and not on-site.

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Book a visit

You can do it in 3 ways:

Free on-site visit: Call +34 932066540 from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Free on-site visit with IMMEDIATE booking: For booking outside office hours. We charge 60 € on your card to avoid false bookings. It is refunded on the day you come to the consultation.

ONLINE Visit: Video conference using whatsapp or Zoom. Cost of 60 € non-refundable. When booking indicate in the comments that you want videoconferencing and not on-site.


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Men and women which desire to lose weight on their arms and axilla.

Patients that genetically accumulate fat in these areas and whish to define arms and the axilla area (which are very bothersome for women as they wear bras).

Men that even with exercise and a good diet can not define their arms, axilla area or define pectoral muscle.

Women with a very large breast base which implies skin irritation when wearing a bra, certain clothes or even with their own arms.


We use different appliances with minimal incisions to eliminate the fatty tissue providing an improved and harmonic arm and axilla.

It is a simple procedure with no need for hospitalization if proceeded by expert hands.


  • 2 to 3 hours.



  • Evaluation of the area for an accurate treatment.
  • Follow the Doctors instruction.
  • Blood tests, cardiac and respiratory tests (if needed).


  • Local and sedation. General if the patient requires.


  • Ambulatory o 24 h hospitalization.


  • Wear a compressive corset that Clínica Sanza provides.
  • Medication if required.
  • Postoperative revisions to avoid complications.


  • 1 to 2 days.
  • Wear a compressive corset during 10-20 days.
  • We advise lymphatic massages to speed up recovery.


  • Non visible scars.
  • Very effective and long-lasting results.
  • Rejuvenated and improved appearance.
  • Improved self-esteem.


  • Simple-Medium intervention. It requires high knowledge and expertiservention.


  • Low – Medium.
  • Surgical intervention risks: bleeding, bruising, infection. Rare if followed appropriately the Doctors advice and post check-ups.
  • Asymmetrical risk which could require a retouch procedure. Rare.


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Frequently Asked Questions about Arm Treatment -FAQS

How can I improve the appearance of my arms?

Improving the appearance of the arms is a surgery that is increasingly requested by patients, depending on the case we can do several procedures. The use of prosthesis, biceps or triceps, liposuction or lipolaser, brachioplasty or lifting of arms. That is to say, we can increase the volume or diminish it or remove flaccidity.

What are the regions of the arms where I can place prostheses?

SHOULDER, BRACHIAL BICEPS, BRACHIAL TRICEPS AND PECTORAL, prostheses correct these deficits giving an appearance of greater muscular volume.

What material are the implants made of?

Arm implants are made of a silicone compound just like breast prostheses, but more cohesive. Their consistency is very similar to that of the exercised muscle.

When to do a liposuction of the arms? or lipolaser?

Those arms whose fat tissue thickness is in excess are recommended to perform liposuction to improve their appearance. As long as there is excess skin that can be satisfactorily retracted. When cellulite exists it is advisable to perform lipolaser.

When should I do an arm lift or brachioplasty?

When there is an excess of skin, motivated by an important flaccidity and that cannot be retracted by means of another procedure such as lipolaser. Patients who have lost a lot of weight or advanced age or fragile skin due to the sun and/or smoking.

What can I expect in the postoperative period?

After surgery the patient may feel somewhat uncomfortable with mild pain. This discomfort is controlled through the use of analgesics and anti-inflammatories. The bandage will be left on for the first 24 hours, but the swelling may persist for some time, as well as some bruising.

What type of anesthesia is used in arm surgery?

Surgery to place implants in the arms, brachioplasty or liposuction of the arms is performed under local anesthesia and sedation. This means that the patient will remain asleep during the intervention, absolutely calm, will not perceive any painful stimulus. We will leave a bandage for 24 hours and drainage if the case requires it. The lifting of arms also local or sedation.

How long does the operation last? Is hospitalization necessary?

The operation lasts 2 hours. It is ambulatory unless the patient requires otherwise. Depending on the number of prostheses to be placed, the size of the liposuction or brachioplasty, we will advise ambulatory or 24h admission.

Can you see the scars?

In liposuction and lipolaser of arms we leave stitches of 3 to 4 mm invisible. All the prosthesis of pectorals, shoulders, biceps and triceps are made by axillary route. A scar of 5-6cm in the armpit disguised in the axillary fold. The lifting of the arms leaves a long scar up to the elbow on the inside of the arm and sometimes also an axillary scar.

Frequently asked questions about liposuction and lipolaser

What is the difference between liposuction and lipolaser?

Liposuction is the conventional technique where a small cannula is used to remove fat deposits from certain areas of the body. The lipolaser requires a special fiber optic device that transmits laser energy, this energy produces a destruction of fat. The fat is converted into a liquid emulsion that is left for the body to reabsorb (if the amount is not too large) or can be removed by aspiration through a cannula. Apart from the removal of fat, the laser causes the coagulation of the small vessels of adipose tissue and stimulates the reorganization of collagen in the superficial dermis causing an immediate skin tightening or firming effect.

Can I have liposuction in summer?

Liposuction, like any cosmetic surgery, can be performed at any time of the year. The only consideration to take into account is the need to wear a compression garment in the operated area for a month after the operation, which prevents you from going to the swimming pool or the beach.

Can fatty tissue accumulate again in the treated areas?

Not if it is done well. Once puberty is over, fat cells take a long time to reproduce, but maintain the ability to “grow”, which is why once we eliminate the number of fat cells (adipocytes) these accumulations cannot develop, as long as we follow a healthy diet and without excesses.

When will I be able to bathe or shower after liposuction?

The time of the bath will be marked at the time when you can remove the girdle and replace it without causing discomfort and that the inflammation begins to subside, this can be 2 or 3 days after the intervention.

How much rest is necessary before returning to work?

It can vary depending on the length of the procedure, but it is generally recommended from 5 to 7 days, as long as the return to work does not involve too much physical effort or a very active mobilization.

Does liposuction improve or eliminate cellulite?

Yes and a lot. Cellulite or orange peel skin is a skin problem that manifests as very frequent small depressions in the buttocks, legs and hips. Liposuction cures and improves cellulite by decreasing the volume of certain areas. It partially eliminates fibrous partitions and favors a better lymphatic drainage.

Can I have liposuction if I am very overweight?

Yes, of course, you just have to remember that liposuction is not a method to lose weight but to lose volume. Clinica Sanza has a very extensive protocol for large volume liposuctions (from 10 to 15 liters), a technique that we have published in different specialized magazines and that we have presented in multiple national and international medical congresses.

Will there be a lot of bruising and swelling after liposuction?

Bruises and swelling may appear in the area for a few days, even weeks. Usually the bruises disappear after 7 to 14 days and the most evident inflammation after one to two weeks. Subsequently there is a little residual swelling that can be maintained for a month or two after the intervention.

Should I follow any post-operative treatment?

Basically you have to follow the specific instructions for each case that your surgeon gives you. On the other hand, it is necessary to wear compression garments for a period of 3 to 5 weeks (this will vary according to the evolution of each patient). We suggest lymphatic drainage to eliminate edema, swelling and speed up the disappearance of bruises.

When will I see the effects of the operation?

Once the acute inflammation has passed, the initial results can already be seen, that is to say after 3 weeks to 2 months depending on the extension of the intervention, although the definitive results can take 6 to 9 months.

Why are there some liposuctions that put on weight again?

It is due to a bad technique of the surgeon. If it is done correctly, it is impossible for the fat to form again, even if you get pregnant and after giving birth you keep the weight after the liposuction, the result continues to be as we had left it.


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