An arm lift (also called brachioplasty) is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed on upper arm region. This surgery removes excess skin that is sagging, tightens and reshapes the tissues, and removes excess fat deposits. Through arm lift, you can get rid of problems which cannot be solved by diet and exercise and have a youthful and more energetic look.Learn More
If you are healthy, have problems that can be solved by an arm lift surgery, and have realistic expectations then you are a candidate!
Like for all cosmetic surgeries, the first requirement to be eligible for an arm lift surgery is being healthy. If you are healthy, you don’t have any condition that may impair healing after the surgery, you’re not significantly overweight and your weight is relatively stable, there is no obstacle for your surgery. The second requirement is that you have realistic expectations. You should understand the procedure and its expected results.
If your upper arms have a sagging or drooping appearance because of excess skin that is sagging, and excess fat deposits, an arm lift surgery may be the ideal treatment for you. These problems can arise because of aging, weight fluctuations, or simply genetics. Regardless of the reason, these problems can be effectively solved by an arm lift surgery.
The outcomes of Arm Lift can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical, health-related, and psychological.
Arm lift is a comprehensive approach. During the surgery, your surgeon will remove excess skin and fat, reshape the underlying tissues, and place the remaining skin back over the reshaped tissues. Your upper arms will look smoother, tighter, and more youthful. You will be able to wear sleeveless or short sleeved t-shirts, comfortably. You will look amazing in your social media posts! Moreover, the results of arm lift surgery are long-lasting, especially if you closely follow your surgeon’s instructions.
The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. A sagging or drooping appearance of the upper arms can be psychologically distressing. You can feel like you are older than you actually are. You may find it hard to decide what you will wear. You may not like the way you look in the mirror. Therefore, after procedure, strong psychological benefits are expected. You will start to love your body more. Your self-confidence will be boosted.
After the surgery, there will be stitches on your incisions. There may be bandages on your incisions and you may need to wear compression garment for a while. Right after the surgery, it is normal to experience some pain and discomfort. You may also experience some bruising and swelling. These will improve after a few days. Until then, pain can be successfully controlled by pain medication. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid and blood. Your stitches will be removed after 1 week.
You will be ready to return to work, school, or some other activities after 2 weeks. By then, most of the swelling and bruising will be gone and you will feel well. However, recovery period continues. You should wait before resuming strenuous exercise. Within 6-8 weeks, you will be able to resume all your normal activities.
A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.
“Arm lift surgery has many variations each of which are tailored according to different needs. And each variation should also be customized according to the specific needs and wishes of each patient.”
During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.
Most important instructions include,
What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:
"You don’t have to have a serious sagging problem to be a candidate. Many people live with mild sagging close to their armpits thinking surgery would be an extreme choice. But the extensiveness of the arm lift depends on the case. We have a procedure called “mini arm lift” for mild cases like that. Mini arm lift is less invasive than other types of arm lifts and the only scars it leaves are concealed in the armpits."
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