Special sagging occurs especially on the back and the inner side of the arm due to the loss of elasticity of the skin and the decrease of subcutaneous tissues and gravity. The skin sagging rate and the thickness of the subcutaneous adipose tissue are effective in deciding the technique of the surgery to be performed. The liposuction procedure is applied to skin relaxation due to weight gain and loss. After liposuction, the thick skin is removed by surgical intervention.
How is arm lift surgery performed?
In cases where the abundance of skin is limited to the armpit, the abundance of skin can be recovered, leaving a limited scar that can be hidden. Arm stretching surgery is applied for the slack that continues towards the elbow.
Arm lift surgery is performed in the hospital using general or local anesthesia. The operation takes 1.5-2 hours on average. Patients who have been operated under local anesthesia can be discharged on the same day. However, in surgeries performed under general anesthesia, the patient remains under observation for one day. The sagging on the arm is two-dimensional, transverse and longitudinal. For this reason, the arm is cut horizontally and longitudinally and the sagging skin is removed. It is easy to hide traces in transverse skin excess, but it is possible to show traces in longitudinal skin excess.
The Process After the Arm Lift Surgery
Rubber pipe drains can be placed in this area for 2-3 days to prevent post-operative bleeding and fluid accumulation. It is very important to keep the arms elevated after the surgery. A pressure bandage is applied to prevent swelling, edema and bleeding that may occur after the surgery. Stitches are usually not removed after surgery.
There is little to no pain after the surgery. The patients can return to their normal life in 1-2 days. Daily work can be done in the first two weeks, and he can turn to sports such as jogging in the third week.