Arm lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and muscle tissue that sags after a certain age or as a result of surgeries such as rapid weight loss, gastric sleeve surgery, and elliptical gastric balloon.
Who is a Good Candidate for Arm Lift?
Arm lift is suitable for people who have a healthy body weight and have not lost the elasticity of their skin. This procedure is preferred by those who are not satisfied with the appearance of their arm skin from a cosmetic and aesthetic point of view. It is also used when other tightening methods previously tried have failed.
Since the surgery can be performed under general anesthesia, it is not suitable for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and people on medication. It is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who has no problems with the procedure, but the average age of patients who wish to undergo the procedure is between 40 and 50.
How is Arm Lift Performed?
After taking the medical history and physical examination, the expectations of the surgery are discussed with the doctor. After local or general anesthesia for the surgery, a 5 cm L-shaped incision is made from the armpit on the inside of the arm to the crease of the elbow. This incision allows the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue needed to tighten the skin.
After proper reshaping of the muscle tissue, the surgeon closes the incision with sutures. The surgery takes between 2 and 3 hours, and patients who receive local anesthesia can generally go home the same day.
It is important to be aware of the postoperative course before deciding to proceed with surgery.
After Arm Lift Surgery
After the procedure, patients must protect the bandages and dressings around their arm for several days. The arm should be elevated during this time. Painkillers and medications prescribed by your doctor can be taken to prevent pain and swelling. Swelling and edema may occur at the site where the procedure was performed, but this usually goes away on its own within 2to 3 weeks.
Behaviors such as smoking and alcohol consumption should be avoided after the procedure. For a few days, patients should avoid normal activities. Patients should avoid strenuous arm movements as the sutures may be damaged. showering can be done 2 days after the surgery.
In the period after arm lift surgery, patients should not miss their follow-up appointments and should attend them regularly. A healthy diet and drinking plenty of water support the healing process and reduce the risk of infection.
Why Arm Lift Surgery?
This procedure is preferred to remove excess skin affected by the effects of aging, a natural process of the body that causes deformities.
An overweight body and a healthy lifestyle can lead to sagging and excess skin after weight loss. In such cases, this procedure may be necessary to correct the sagging in the arm area.
- Genetic factors
In some people, sagging skin in the arm area may be caused only by genetic factors. This genetic problem can be solved by this surgery.
Pregnancy causes many significant changes in the body. One of these changes is sagging in the arm area, and cosmetic arm lift surgery can be performed in this case as well.
- Previous surgical procedures
This procedure can be used when previous surgical procedures have not been satisfactory or have caused sagging.
What Are the Prices for Arm Lift Surgery?
Prices vary depending on the method of the procedure, which is applied depending on the sagging of the arm area, the size of the area where the procedure is performed and the experience of the surgeon. You can contact us to get information about the price of the procedure and discuss further details.
Is Arm Lift Surgery a Painful Procedure?
The extent of pain after surgery can vary from person to person. While some patients experience only mild discomfort after surgery, others may suffer from severe pain. To prevent this, modern pain management techniques can be used to reduce pain after surgery.
Patients are usually given painkillers, which not only relieve postoperative pain, but also help the patient recover. Although pain may be more severe in the first few days, it decreases as the healing process progresses, allowing the patient to more easily resume daily life.
Does Arm Lift Surgery Leave a Scar?
Since the incisions made by our doctors are covered as much as possible, they may leave a faint, indistinct line that can only be seen when the person raises their arm, but is not visible when viewed from the front or back. Because everyone’s skin structure and healing process are different, scars can heal in different ways.
To minimize the appearance of scars after surgery, it is important for patients to protect their skin and avoid sunlight during the healing process. Sunlight can have a negative effect on the color and appearance of scars.
If you have any further questions or concerns about arm lift surgery and would like more detailed information, please do not hesitate to contact us.