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WHAT IS ARM LIFT?
The sagging and loosening appearance of the arms caused by the effect of time is restored to an aesthetic appearance with arm lift operation. Frequent weight gain and loss over time, gravity, and the weakening of the elastic ability of the skin over the years cause arm sagging. Exercises for sagging seen in large areas may not be beneficial. Many people try to cover these sagging conditions with clothes. It is difficult to hide sagging in the summer season. If you do not want to think about your arms while choosing your clothes, arm lift procedure can be a savior for you. With the arm lift procedure, the arms become vigorous and aesthetic. Frequent weight gain and loss over the years, gravity, weakening of the skin’s elasticity over time; can cause sagging of the arm skin. Exercises for sagging, especially in large areas, may not be beneficial. The person tries to cover the sagging areas with clothes, but most of the time, effective success is not achieved, especially in the summer months, it becomes quite difficult to hide the sagging. This sagging appearance on the skin of the arm is restored to an aesthetic appearance with arm lift operation. Sagging of the skin occurs only in the armpit area or in the line starting from the armpit and extending to the elbows. The fat layer under the loose appearance may be thin or thick. All of these conditions affect the course of the lift surgery. With the arm lift operation, the baggy and sagging appearance of the upper and back parts of the arm is removed. Here, some of the sagging skin is removed or hidden in an invisible area and tightened. With the arm lift procedure, the arms become vigorous and aesthetic. If you no longer want to worry about the sagging appearance of your arms while choosing your clothes, the arm lift operation will be a savior for you.
WHO CAN HAVE AN ARM LIFT?
Arm lift is a procedure that many people may need. It reveals significant changes in the arms and solves the problem of sagging. Arm lifts can be used to solve many problems.
Arm lift surgery is an operation that increases in demand with age and is necessary for many people. Especially in cases of weight gain and loss over a short period of time, the sagging and drooping of the skin is too great to be tightened by exercises. Cracks and wrinkles can appear on the arms for various reasons. When planning an arm lift surgery, the skin in this cracked area is removed and both stretches are performed and the appearance of the cracks is eliminated. Arm lift surgery can also be performed in conjunction with liposuction in appropriate patients.
Arm lift surgery is generally preferred at an older age, it is not recommended before the age of 18. The operation is performed under general anesthesia.
HOW IS ARM LIFT PERFORMED?
If the arm sagging occurs only in the armpit area, the loose skin can be collected in one area and hidden. If the sagging starts in the armpit and extends to the elbow, the skin cannot be collected in one area and stretched, the sagging skin must be cut away, the slight scar that will form is hidden in the inner part of the arm, it is not visible when viewed from the front or back. In appropriate patients, liposuction is also applied at the same time as the skin stretching operation.
If you feel that this scar will bother you, you can choose the aesthetic spider web operation. The cosmetic spider web operation is a stretching procedure that does not leave a scar, but it is not as long-lasting and permanent as the arm lift.
Local or general anesthesia may be applied to the patient during an arm lift procedure. The procedure takes an average of 2 hours. The patient can go home immediately after the operations are performed under local anesthesia. If general anesthesia is used, the patient must remain in the hospital for one day.
RECOVERY AND LIFETIME OF THE ARM LIFT
Arm lift operations are mostly permanent procedures. If the operation was performed at an early age or if rapid weight gain and loss occurred after the operation, sagging may occur again. There are usually no stitches to remove. If the healing process is completed as recommended by your doctor, it will take less time to return to daily work life. The area should not be wet for two days following surgery. There is no harm in taking a shower after two days. Two days after the operation, daily work can begin. It is necessary to limit the movement of the arms during this work. Two months after the operation, it is possible to practice sports where the arms are actively used. The scars left by the operation will fade over time. Your doctor may recommend an elastic bandage for the first few days. Early in the healing process, it is important to keep the arms above the level of the heart. Avoid habits such as smoking, which have a bad effect on the healing process.
THINGS TO PAY ATTENTION
We can list the points to consider before and after the arm lift surgery as below:
- It is recommended that you stop smoking one month prior to surgery.
- Some medications may need to be stopped prior to surgery. Your doctor should be completely informed of the medications used.
- Do not shower for two days after surgery and do not get the wound area wet.
- It is recommended that you keep your arms slightly above the level of your heart for the first few days after surgery.
- It is important to follow your doctor’s suggestions and recommendations.