Sagging may occur in certain parts of the body or in the entire body due to various reasons such as aging, frequent weight gain and loss, rapid and dramatic weight loss. One of the most deformed parts of the body is the upper arm. The presence of excess skin and fat on the upper arms may cause the individuals to have aesthetic concerns, limit themselves in selecting clothes and want to get rid of this aesthetic problem. Today, it is possible to have tighter and well-shaped arms with arm lift surgery. Arm lift surgery can be performed alone, or as part of the combined aesthetic procedures performed within the scope of body shaping. At this point, it is important to plan the procedure for the patients.
What is Arm Lift Surgery? How Is It Performed?
Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, involves procedures for shaping the arm and removing sagging in the internal part of the upper arm due to various reasons such as genetic factors, excessive weight loss and loss of skin elasticity. Aesthetic concerns caused by the deformations, which are visible with the arms open to the sides, can be comfortably eliminated by arm lift surgery.
Arm stretching surgery is planned individually. If there is excess fat in the area with sagging, liposuction can be included in the procedure. Depending on the amount of excess skin on the arms and the thickness of the excess skin, an incision is made on the internal part of the arm that is not visible from the outside. The tissues and muscles in the arm are tightened, the excess skin is removed, and the process is finalized with dissolvable stitches. The procedure takes approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. It is performed under general anesthesia. Arm lift surgery can be performed in combination with breast aesthetics according to the needs and demands of the patients.
Who Can Have Arm Lift Surgery?
Individuals, who are over the age of 18, have deformations in the upper arm area for different reasons, have aesthetic concerns due to these deformations, whose general medical condition is suitable for the procedure, and who have realistic expectations about the procedure, are considered suitable for arm lift surgery.
Planning Process Before Arm Lift
The technique to be preferred in arm lift surgery, whether liposuction will be included in the procedure and the amount of skin excess to be removed are determined individually. Thus, the best results can be obtained while increasing the level of satisfaction after the procedure. For this reason, it is important that planning includes general medical examination, as well as patient-specific evaluations. As stated before, arm lift surgery can be combined with different body shaping procedures if necessary; and a combined surgery can be performed.
Recovery Process After Arm Lift
After arm lift surgery, patients can be discharged from the hospital next day or one day later. Showering should be avoided for the first two days after the procedure. The arm should be dressed with elastic bandages in order to reach the desired form. It is important to avoid activities or exercises that will challenge the arms before the recovery process is completed. Smoking and alcohol consumption should be avoided for about 1 month in order to prevent possible complications and accelerate the recovery process. After full recovery, patients can maintain the shape of their arms for a longer time by following a healthy diet and exercising regularly.