What is Arm Lift – Brachioplasty?
Arm lift – Brachioplasty is a plastic surgery operation that corrects sagging in the back of the upper arm and removes excess fat.
Why is Arm Lift – Brachioplasty Done?
As a result of the loss of elasticity in the skin with advancing age, loosening and sagging of the skin in the upper arm occur. Rapid and substantial weight loss also causes sagging of the skin.
These sagging do not create an aesthetically pleasing appearance and cause loss of self-confidence and psychological problems in the individual.
With arm lift surgery, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper arm, creating a taut, healthy and aesthetically pleasing appearance in the skin. This increases the self-confidence of the individual.
Who are the Candidates for Arm Lift – Brachioplasty Surgery?
- Individuals with fat accumulation and sagging in the arm with age
- Individuals with sagging arm as a result of rapid and large amount of weight loss
Any individual over the age of 18 can have arm lift surgery. Generally, arm lift surgery is preferred after the age of 40-50.
Patient candidates who are considering having an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) operation should first seek the opinion of a specialist plastic surgeon. As Soyep, we observe the following issues regarding the patient during the examination:
- The realism of the patient’s expectations about the surgery
- The patient’s mental health
- The patient’s medical history and diseases, if any
- If the patient has allergies
- Medicines used by the patient
- The patient’s use of cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs, if any
- The patient candidate should quit smoking, alcohol and blood thinners such as aspirin before the operation.
Information About The Operation
If the arm skin of the individual is not very saggy, only liposuction can be applied to this area. This is more preferred because it is a simpler, painless and scarless procedure. You can click have more information about liposuction from our operations pages.
If the upper arm skin is too sagging, surgical procedure and liposuction are applied together. An incision is made in the lower part of the upper arm. The size of the incision varies according to the amount of skin to be taken. With the incision, the underlying tissues are tightened and stretched. Fat cells under the skin are removed by liposuction. Finally, the incision area is sutured and the operation is completed.
If the patient doesn’t need liposuction, only the extra tissue and skin is removed from the area.
After the Operation
Arm lift surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia. After the operation performed with local anesthesia, the patient is discharged on the same day. Patients undergoing general anesthesia are required to stay in the hospital for 1 night.
There may be swelling and pain in the arm after surgery. In this case, the painkiller recommended by the doctor should be used. Pain and swelling will go away after a while.
The patient should wear a special arm corset for about 10 days. After about 1 week, the patient can return to his daily routine, and after 2 months he can start doing sports.
Operation Process Overview
|Operation time||1-3 hour|
|Length of Stay in Hospital||1 night|
|Type of Anesthesia||Local or General|
|Recovery Time||7 day|
|Hospital||Acıbadem International Hospital|
|Result Time||3 month|