Arms show sagginess in time due to conditions such as genetic factors, age, rapid weight gain, and loss. This sagginess gives discomfort to the person and has an impact on his/her clothing style and social life. The majority of this sagginess happens between the shoulder and elbow. These deformities could be removed with arm lift operations and an aesthetic appearance could be obtained.
Various liposuction operations could be performed to solve this problem if only an excessive fat mass is considered to be the problem. If there is a high level of sagginess and excessive tissue making liposuction operations non-operational, arm lift operation is required to be performed.
General rules apply for arm lift operations as well such as cutting or regulating the use of aspirin and other blood diluents at least 1 week before the surgery, not consuming vitamins (such as vitamin e), herbal products (tomato seeds, cherry stalk etc) and herbal teas, not taking any alcohol before 24-48 hours before the surgery, quitting smoking 3 weeks before the surgery and not smoking in the remission period after the surgery.
This operation is done under general anesthesia in approx. 1-2 hours and the sagged skin and excessive fat tissue is removed in the region between the elbow and the shoulder. The patient stays in the hospital for one night. Bandage is applied after the operation. The patient could return to normal life within a week. The patient is made to stand up in three – four hours after the operation. After four weeks, the patient can engage in sports activities except exercises requiring heavy arm movements. All sports activities are allowed after six weeks.
There is no need for removal of the stitches in the arm lift operation since soluble stitches are used. The scares usually take an indistinctive form in time and they are hidden scars. Still, the healing of the wound is specific to the person in question. Very rarely, some patients may experience excessive scar healing (cheloid, hypertrophic scar).
But the permanency of the operation still depends on the patient. Not gaining weight after the operation and regular sports activities are very important to obtain a permanent aesthetic result.
- Stay in Turkey : 2-3 Days
- Stay in Hospital : 1 Day
- Operation Type : General anesthesia
- Companion : Not needed. Patient can take care of himself.
- Surgery Time : 1-2 Hours