Aging is characterized by losing of skin thickness and elasticity over time. Sagging of the skin is increased with atrophy (or melting) of subcutaneous fats, muscles and bones. Sagging occurs on back and interior parts of arms due to old age, gravity and weight loss. With sagging amount of adipose tissue also varies according to different persons. On patients with slight sagging and increased adipose tissue permanent improvement can be obtained by liposuction. Therefore each patient must be evaluated individually.
Arm Lift Surgery can do alone or together with other body contour correction surgeries. In the preoperative evaluation attention must be paid on amount of fat tissue and the degree of sagging in the forearm and back part of arm.
Patients should be thoroughly informed about the post operation scarring. As in all other surgeries scars in arm lift surgery can be different in width and puff between different individuals.
- First examination should be done carefully by your doctor.
- You should give accurate information about your patient story to your doctor.
- Your anamnesis about drug allergies, medications used, the previous operation story should be determined.
The operation lasts 2-3 hours.
Side effects and risks:
Temporary numbness, cyanosis, pain and swelling can occur. Sometimes infection and minimal bleeding may occur.
Patients can turn back to work after 1-2 weeks. . Normal activities are recommended after 1 week and physical activities are recommended after 1 month.
Procedure and anesthesia
The operation is performed under local anesthesia with sedation in hospital.
The result is long lasting if there is no changes in weight.