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Arm Lift

Arm lift surgery, also known as Brachioplasty in medicine, is a medical operation that removes excess skin under the arm and tightens the tissue as well as eliminating excess fat accumulated under the arm.

Treatment Content

Who is Suitable for Arm Lift?

With aging, the skin on the patient’s upper arms sags and loses its elasticity. Thousands of people undergo arm lift surgery annually, regardless of gender.

Most of the patients realize that the stretched skin on their upper arms, thighs, waist, face and breasts sag after losing weight and apply for arm lift surgery.

Other patients seek brachioplasty because they wish to tighten sagging skin caused by the natural aging process. With the aging process, most people can use lower levels of protein ingredients that increase skin elasticity, such as collagen and elastin, to strengthen their tissues.

About Arm Lift

The procedure can vary from person to person, but in general;

Average Length of Stay
Length of Hospitalization
Operation Duration
Recovery Time
7 Days
1 Day
2-4 Hours
General Anesthesia
1-2 Weeks

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Arm Lift Techniques

With aging or weight loss, the skin on the arms changes and may sag. The permanent solution is Arm Lift operation, the important thing is to choose the right method.

This technique can be used to reshape the arm in patients. It requires a short period of time for the incision to heal. In general, compared to other methods, liposuction works best for patients with strong skin elasticity and without excess skin or large amounts of fat under the arm.

The Short-Scar arm lift technique is a specific type of Brachioplasty. This method leaves a less prominent scar on the arm than a traditional arm lift surgery. During the examination, the surgeon explains all the options the patient needs. If a common decision is reached, patients will determine whether this type of arm lift surgery is the best method for them.

The limited arm lift technique is most suitable for patients with sagging skin due to excess tissue. Before arm lift surgery, the surgeon can usually perform liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue. Initial or moderate skin laxity will be addressed through a diamond-like incision in the armpit crease. Closing the incision in the stretched area and reconstructing the wrinkle results by pulling the arm skin towards the armpit.

The extended arm lift technique involves an incision along the inner aspect of the arm and extending into the armpit. This type of arm lift surgery is suitable for patients with a lot of skin laxity. Patients who have lost significant weight or have a large amount of laxity under the arm can benefit from this method. Extended arm lift surgery allows more fat and skin to be removed from under the arm than other methods.

The L-shaped arm lift technique is suitable for patients with a large proportion of arm laxity and sagging. Patients who want to undergo the operation have often lost significant weight or have undergone gastric bypass operations. The L-shaped arm lift technique allows simultaneous correction of the arms, armpits and upper chest through a single incision.

Operation Process

Frequently Asked Questions

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Arm thinning operation is performed with liposuction. In the operation, only small scratches are made to allow the cannulas to enter under the skin, and these scars disappear over time after the operation.

The surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia. After the method to be used is selected, the type of anesthesia to be used will be determined with the help of the necessary analysis and tests.

Arm lift surgery usually takes one to three hours to complete. Depending on any condition that may occur during the operation, the time the patient needs to spend in the clinic after surgery may vary.

During the healing process, there may be pain, swelling and bruising in the surgical area. In this process, you can have a smooth recovery period by using the painkillers recommended by your doctor. At the same time, your pain will decrease after the first few days.

The stitches will be removed in one to two weeks, depending on the surgical site. Your doctor will give you detailed information according to the method to be used in your surgery.

Patients can take precautions before surgery to be prepared for arm lift surgery. For example, smoking delays wound healing as it increases the risk of postoperative complications. Quitting smoking before and after the surgery will be beneficial for the healing of the wound.