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Arm lift

Especially in middle-aged people, the arm loses its elasticity due to aging, and gravity causes the arm to sag and slacken.

Although it is not common in young years, slackening can occur due to rapid and excessive weight loss.

What is arm lift?

Although there are some exercises to tighten the arms, it is difficult to get tight arms, and a holistic lift cannot be achieved. With arm lifting surgery, the key to clearer results and tight, vibrant and youthful arms lies in your hands. The section above the elbow is stretched using surgical methods.

How is an arm lift performed?

  • The arm lift surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia. In some cases, sedation is used together with local anesthesia, so that the patient can overcome the operation more comfortably.
  • Sedation, unlike general anesthesia, causes a slight drowsiness and relaxes the person. The person is in a semi-conscious state.
  • An L-shaped incision is made under the armpit in the direction of the elbow.
  • Excess skin and muscle tissue is removed from the area. It is then stretched backwards using suturing techniques and the operation is completed.
  • Bandages are applied to heal the wound area and to prevent contact to the outside.

Why Arm lift?

 It is a short operation that takes about 1 hour.

  • Scars remain from the armpit to the elbow on the inside of the arm. However, this scar becomes weak after 2 months and is inconspicuous because it is on the inside of the arm.
  • People feel better when the sagging appearance is removed.
  • It is not a painful procedure.
  • The person can return to their everyday life and continue their work in a short time.

For whom is an arm lift suitable?

Although anyone can undergo an arm lift, regardless of whether they are a man or a woman, it is an operation that is usually preferred by women. People over 40 very often opt for it. Young people can have it done for weight loss. Obese people do not have an arm lift surgery, they should reach a certain weight.

Arm lift operations can be performed after liposuction, such as liposuction, to prevent the skin from sagging.

After the arm lift

  • Bandages are removed after 2 days. Since aesthetic stitches are generally used, the stitches melt by themselves and there is no need to have the stitches removed.
  • You will be discharged the same day. For aesthetic procedures under general anesthesia, the person may have to stay in the hospital for 1 night.
  • After the bandages are removed, a short and warm shower can be taken.
  • During the first month, excessive movement should be avoided.
  • After 3 weeks exercises can be done, except with the arms.
  • After a few weeks the person can go for a walk.
  • After a few days it is possible to return to normal life, but the arm movements should be observed and the arms should be protected from shocks.
  • After 6 weeks, the person can move as they wish.
  • Cold treatment can be used against edema and bruising, and the sensitivity of the arm is removed by ointments and creams prescribed by the doctor.
  • Painkillers are taken for post-operative pain.
  • Smoking should be avoided for several weeks to avoid delayed wound healing.