What is Arm Lift Surgery ?

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat and sagging skin in the upper arm and armpit area.

What are the Causes of Sagging and Lubrication in the Arm Area ?

Sagging in the arm area usually occurs as a result of aging and excess weight gain and loss.

How is Arm Lift Surgery Performed ?

The aim of arm lift surgery is to achieve a fit upper arm appearance. The incision length varies depending on how much skin and fat is to be removed. In patients with a relatively good skin form, only a small incision may be sufficient. However, patients with excessively oily and saggy skin will require an incision extending from the armpit to the elbow.

What are the things to be considered before the operation ?

Smokers should stop using tobacco products at least 3-4 weeks before surgery. Patients who use alcohol should also stop consuming alcohol one week before the surgery. It is also necessary to stop taking anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant drugs about a week before arm lift surgery. You can continue with normal exercise and daily routines until the time of your surgery.

Arm lift surgery is an operation performed under general anesthesia. First of all, a detailed examination is made and it is decided how the surgery will be performed. Afterwards, a series of tests are performed together with blood tests and it is examined whether there is an obstacle to the operation.

How Long Does Arm Lift Surgery Take ?

Arm lift surgery usually takes 2 hours.

How Long Does Recovery Take After Arm Lift Surgery ?

After surgery, the arms are protected by a compression garment. Post-surgery swelling and bruising are normal. Patients should keep their arms elevated to increase blood circulation and reduce swelling. If attention is paid after the surgery, the arms will return to their normal function after a few weeks.

Is There Any Scar After Arm Lift Surgery ?

Op.Dr. Sultan YALÇIN is a surgeon with experience in ensuring that postoperative scarring is as minimal as possible. For post-operative care, creams are prescribed to aid wound healing. After the surgery, a scar care program is applied to ensure that the healing is healthy and fast. In addition, it is important for patients not to be exposed to direct sunlight in the first year for the reduction of scars.