Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)

Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)

With arm lift surgery; you can own tight, unsaggy, and aesthetic arms. Arms are the parts of the body, where deformations primarily occur due to weight loss. Arm lift surgery allows getting a more aesthetic appearance than before by leaving a incision scar only in the internal part of the arm, which we call the blind spot.

Arm lift is a type of aesthetic surgery to intervene the age and weight loss-related sagging and relaxation in the skin covering the upper arm. You can strengthen your upper arm muscles without surgery by engaging in the area-specific workouts; however, exercising does not unfortunately eliminate the lost elasticity, fat deposits or the excess skin.

During the arm lift procedure, the contours of the upper arm are reshaped by eliminating the excess skin and fat between the armpit and the elbows to achieve a more aesthetic appearance. In more complex interventions, the incision scar mark along the upper arm will remain. The arm lift surgery helps to achieve a rejuvenated firm appearance in the upper arms, increasing the self-confidence of the individual to wear short-sleeved outfits. 

Am I a Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery?

If there is some sagging in your upper arms due to excessive weight loss, if your upper arm skin is relaxed, if the fat is deposited more intensely in the upper compared to the lower parts of your arms, if the appearance of the upper arms are not proportional with that of the lower arms, or if you are unable to get firm upper arms despite the area-specific workouts; you can undergo arm lift surgery.

How Is Arm Lift Surgery Performed?

During the arm lift surgery; primarily the excess fat, skin, and subcutaneous tissue are removed from the the inner part of the arm. Following this step, the arm lift surgery is finalized to obtain a natural and rejuvenated appearance in the upper arm as it looked before. Liposculpture methods may also be included as ancillary methods in arm lift surgery.

The length and the shape of the incision to be made into the arm depends on the amount of skin to be removed. Depending on the surgeon's discretion, the incisions are either made in the inner or posterior parts of the arms in the distance from the armpit to the elbow. Following the incision, liposuction or other fat transfer methods are performed to remove the excess fat. Arm muscles and the fat are reshaped and the incision is closed. The sutures used in the arm lift surgery are usually absorbable or they are removed later.

How Will Be Period After The Arm Lifting Surgery?

You will have a very comfortable period after the arm lift surgery. Swelling or bruising or a slight degree of loss of sensation may occur, which will resolve in about 2 weeks.

When Will It Be Possible to Return to Normal Life?

Arm lift surgery enable to achieve very successful outcomes. The initial recovery is observed within 5 to 10 days. Two weeks after the surgery, the swellings dissipate and the incision lines begin to fade away. In the meanwhile, you can return to your normal life.

Strenuous physical sports activities should be avoided for 2 months after the arm lift. You can keep your rejuvenated appearance by carefully monitoring your body weight and engaging in regular workouts for arm fitness during a lifelong process. Furthermore, a healthy lifestyle helps ensure long-lasting results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the postoperative process painful?
Most patients report that the pain is very tolerable. The majority of patients report that they are in good condition a few days after surgery.

What kind of anesthesia is used?
The procedure is usually performed in the operating room when the patient is under general anesthesia. Also, local anesthetics are injected at the site of intervention.

Where is the incision made for the surgery?
The incision site will be selected based on the quantity of the tissue to be removed and its proximity to the inner or lower parts of the arms. The traditional vertical incision extends from the armpit to the elbow. If excessive tissue is limited to the upper arm close to the shoulder, a crescent-shaped minimal incision may be made.

How Long Does A Session Of Arm Lift Surgery Last?
The total length of the surgery is approximately 2 hours.

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