Op. Dr. Murat Diyarbakırlıoğlu

WHAT IS ARM LIFT?

Arm lift is an operation that aims to eliminate the looseness and sagging of the arm, especially in the back parts, in cases such as aging and excessive weight loss. Irregularity and sagging under the armpit can also be eliminated together. Thus, it is aimed to return the arm to its state before gaining weight or aging.

TO WHOM CAN IT BE PERFORMED?

           Those who have the problem of arm sagging due to aging

           People suffering from sagging after rapid weight gain and loss are candidates for this surgery.

 

BEFORE ARM LIFT SURGERY

As with all surgeries, it is recommended that smokers stop smoking at least 2 weeks before this surgery. The patient should inform the physician about the drugs used. In particular, blood thinners may need to be discontinued or rearranged before surgery.

ARM LIFT SURGERY

It is an operation mostly performed under general anesthesia. Excess skin and subcutaneous fatty tissue in the upper elbow area is removed. Sometimes liposuction may need to be applied before. The operation takes 1-2 hours. After the surgery, there is a suture line on the inside or back of the arm, starting slightly above the elbow and extending to the armpit.


AFTER ARM LIFT SURGERY

Post-operative patients are usually discharged on the same day. There may be dressings and elastic bandages on the arms. The patient can take a bath after day 2. Elastic bandaging or arm corset is recommended for 2-3 weeks.

Arm lift surgery is an operation leaving permanent scars. Depending on the method used, these scars, starting from the elbow on the inner part of the arm or on the back and extending under the armpit, begin to fade from the 3rd month and this change in the scar continues for 6 months to 1 year. In short, it is a surgery in which the shape of the arm is corrected but scars occur in return.

WILL THERE BE A SCAR AFTER  SURGERY?

Post-operative permanent scars occur. Depending on the method used, these scars, starting from the elbow on the inner part of the arm or on the back and extending under the armpit, begin to fade from the 3rd month and this change in the scar continues for 6 months to 1 year. In short, it is a surgery in which the shape of the arm is corrected but scars occur in return.