Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Arm lift surgery is performed to correct the sagging in the upper arm area. Prior to surgery, the adequacy of liposuction treatment is evaluated according to the patient’s suitability for the treatment. However, liposuction is not often preferred for arm lift surgery because the arm sagging is mostly caused by loss of elasticity. Liposuction is applied as additional treatment in arm lift treatments. Thus, the fat tissue in the treatment area can be easily removed with liposuction. However, this is not enough to get a tight appearance in the upper arm area. These applications are mostly followed by extra lifting treatments.
How to Apply Arm Lift Surgery?
The main purpose of arm lift surgeries is to remove the sagging caused by the loss of elasticity of the under portion of upper arms and to lift the treatment area. The extent of surgery depends on sagging level. The surgery is performed with an incision made under the armpit. An additional incision may be required in the inner parts of the upper arm if needed. The excess fat tissue is extracted through the incision under the armpit. The sagging skin is removed and the arm skin is lifted. The success rate is quite high in the operations performed under general anesthesia. The surgery takes about 2 hours; the surgery bandages are removed 14-21 days after the operation depending on the patient.
The post-operative healing process is not as tiring and difficult as one might think. Mild pain, swelling and edema may occur after the operation. These complications disappear within a few days and the patient can take painkillers to help ease pain. One-week healing process is enough for the patient to return his/her daily life. Keeping the treatment area clean and unharmed accelerates the recovery process. After completing the initial healing process, the patient needs time to carry out physically challenging activities. The patient needs to wait for 3-4 weeks to be involved in physically challenging activities such as doing sports and lifting heavy. It is necessary to wear arm corset for the treatment area to completely recover as planned. The treatment area takes the natural shape comfortably in a controlled way if the arm corset is used for one-month period. The effect of arm lift surgery will last for a long time if the patient exercises regularly and keeps himself/herself fit (not gaining/losing weight) after surgery.
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