Arm lift is one of the effective cosmetic surgery procedures used to lift the skin of the upper arms and to treat a medical condition known as batwing deformity.
It aims re-shaping arms in order to make skin appear smoother and re-contoured, resulting in better tones and proportional appearance.
Droopy skin in upper arms
If you are a smoker, you should completely quit smoking one month before your travel to Turkey for arm lift surgery. Medications that increase the risk of bleeding, such as Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications and some vitamins, should be stopped prior to the surgery.
When you are consulted with one of our plastic surgeons at Esteworld in Turkey, you will be provided with the all necessary instructions for your preoperative care. You may need to have blood tests and cardiac assessment.
Do not ingest any food or drink after the time advised by your surgeon, Pack a bag with comfortable shoes and clothing, specifically clothing that zips or buttons.
You can take a shower or bath, normally. You should avoid using body lotions for your body.
When you are consulted with one of our plastic surgeons, we will determine what type of reduction will be most suitable for you. Liposuction intends lifting droopy skin of the arm. Two types of brachioplasty are carried out in Turkey.
A partial arm lift requires only a small incision in the armpit region, which may extend a short distance onto the inside of the upper arm. A full arm lift may require a longer axial incision down the medial arm to the elbow.
Both types of arm lift surgery involve liposuction. The removal of excessive tissue encourages the skin to shrink and to conform to the contour of the new arm.
All the medical compression garments and medications, which will include painkillers, anti-inflammatory agents and antibiotics, will be given.
You should avoid straining yourself or making effort with your arms. You should try to rest for the first few days and avoid driving. In addition, you should have someone who can help you during the first week after your arm lift surgery.
Most patients experience muscle pain about 7 to 10 days after the arm lift surgery. Thus, your medication should be taken on time.
The patients, who undergo an upper arm reduction procedure, will need oral pain killers for a few days to manage the discomfort.
Arm reduction surgery in Turkey involves the removal of skin, and the incision that extends to the arm pit and often crosses the chest wall is made. Your plastic surgeon may place the incision in the back of the arm to hide the incision line.