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What is Arm Lift?
Arm Lift (known as Arm lift or Brachioplasty) is a surgical procedure performed to eliminate deformation problems that occur especially in the upper part of the arm, usually caused by fat and skin sagging.
The skin and subcutaneous tissue layer in the back and inner parts of the upper arm is looser than other parts of the body. The skin and subcutaneous tissue layer in this area deforms and loosens faster due to factors such as genetic reasons, frequent weight gain and age gain, and rapid weight loss after operations such as stomach reduction surgery. While tightening can be achieved in the area with exercise and different applications in the initial phase, the intervention must be performed with "Arm Stretching" surgery in the later time and in more severe cases.

Everything You Need To Know About Arm Stretching Surgery

Arm lift surgery prices vary depending on the volume of the surgery, whether the procedure will be combined or individual, location characteristics such as the province and district where the surgery will be performed, the hotel service of the hospital and the hospital, operating room expenses and similar factors. On average, arm lift surgery is performed in the price range of 5,000 TL to 20,000 TL.
Arm stretching is performed in a hospital environment under general anesthesia, in an average of 1 to 3 hours.

Before the arm lift surgery, the density of the fat tissue in the arm area and the degree of skin sagging are determined. Arm lift surgery is performed with 2 different incision methods. If the excess skin extends on the transverse line, then surgery is performed with an incision made under the armpit, in this way, the arm lift surgery scars remain under the armpit and do not cause aesthetics.
If the excess skin lies on the longitudinal line, then the excess skin is removed with a longitudinal incision, in which case it is inevitable to see a scar after arm stretching surgery.

During the arm lift surgery, if not only the excess skin will be removed but the fat tissue density will be reduced at the same time, then the fat is first drained with the liposuction method and then the excess skin is removed.

Arm lift surgery starts with an elliptical incision in the area with sagging in the inner and back parts of the arm. After the excess skin and excess fat tissue are removed, the arm incision site is sewn in two lines from the inside. After the arm lift surgery, a drain is usually placed to collect blood and body fluids that may occur inside. The drain is removed after 24-48 hours.
After arm lift surgery, the person is usually discharged the next day after staying in the hospital for one night. This period may take up to 2 days in some cases depending on the size of the surgery.
Bandages are wrapped in order to reduce swelling, edema and bleeding that may occur in the operation area after arm stretching. After an average of 3 days, the bandage is removed and the arm corset to be worn for 3 weeks is applied.
After arm stretching, pain and tension complaints may occur. The pains disappear within a few days, during this period, appropriate pain relievers will be recommended by your doctor.

The use of antibiotics will be prescribed by the doctor after the arm lift surgery.

Rest at home is recommended for the first week after arm lift surgery. In this process, keeping the arm high will help reduce complaints.

After arm lift surgery; You can take a half shower that will not wet the operation area in the first week, and a full shower after the second week.

Sutures heal on the 10th day after arm lift surgery. The stitches do not need to be removed, as generally dissolving stitches are used.

In the recovery period after arm lift surgery, the person can return to their daily activities at the end of the first week. However, sports activities, heavy exercises or heavy work that will force the arm should be avoided for the first month.

During the recovery period after arm stretching, it is inconvenient to swim in the pool and the sea in the first month, and humid environments such as sauna, solarium and steam bath should be avoided for 6 weeks.
Arm stretching surgery is an operation that can be performed on anyone over the age of 18 and under 65 with a good general health condition. People over the age of 65 can only have arm lift surgery if there is no problem in their general health. Arm lift surgery is not applied to pregnant and breastfeeding people.
  • People with sagging problem in the upper arm area, also called bat arm,
  • People with excess skin problem in the arm area, usually after excessive weight loss,
  • People who cannot experience fat loss and tightening in the arm area despite exercise and diet,
  • People with sagging in the upper arm area due to genetic factors are suitable candidates for arm lift surgery.
It is especially important that the person has reached the ideal weight before the arm lift surgery. This is a must before all skin excess surgery. In addition, after the measurements of the person, heavy diets should be ended and the person should maintain his current weight.

Smoking should also be discontinued before arm lift surgery. It is important not to smoke 4 weeks before surgery and until 2 weeks after surgery. Smoking has a negative effect on the healing process.

Blood thinners, use of Vitamin E and vitamins, foods and drinks that have a negative effect on blood clotting should also be discontinued at least two weeks before arm lift surgery and should not be used until the date prescribed by your doctor after surgery.
Like any surgery, arm lift surgery carries some risks. Complications that may develop in the early and future periods after arm lift surgery are as follows;

Although very rare, bleeding, infection, hematoma, seroma and wound dehiscence can be seen in the days following surgery. Your doctor will take the necessary measures to prevent these symptoms. While bleeding and hematoma are prevented with drain placement, you will be asked to use antibiotics after arm lift surgery to prevent infection.

Although wound dehiscence is very rare, it can be encountered from time to time, especially in people who continue to smoke. To prevent this situation, shaping your life as requested by your doctor will minimize the risk of complications.

There are also some risks that can be seen in the future after arm lift surgery. Surgery scar does not heal as expected, redness, swelling, and itching at the scar area… It is expected that the scars after arm lift surgery will heal within 1-2 years.

Written on 03/11/2017

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Last Update: 22/04/2021

Doctors & Clinics
235 - All Doctors
Mustafa Nihat Koc, MD
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Cagatay Falcioglu, MD
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Hakan Ocsel, MD
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Andac Aykan, MD
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Emre Guvercin, MD
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Gulay Boztosun, MD
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Berat Cigdem, MD
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