Arm lift is an operation to correct the contour of the upper arm and armpit. It means resection of the skin and limited subcutaneous fat of the upper arm. Arm lifts are most commonly performed on patients experiencing extreme weight loss or due to pregnancy and aging. It makes your arms look more shapely in a way that exercise and diet alone cannot. Especially resistance exercise such as weight lifting improves upper arm muscle tone but cannot tighten loose skin. Arm stretching includes the following operations:
- Reducing fat pockets
- Removing excess skin
- Tightening the supporting tissue
- Smoothing the remaining skin
Who can benefit from arm lift aesthetics?
You can benefit from arm lift aesthetics in the following cases:
- If you have loose skin on your upper arms
- You have an unsightly arm lift that usually runs the length of your upper arm
- You are unlikely to gain or lose significant weight in the long run
- Unless you have a medical condition that increases your risk of surgical complications
How is life after surgery?
Arm lift aesthetics does not prevent your upper arms from sagging in case of weight gain or loss. That is why it is so important to maintain a healthy weight before and after your procedure. You can expect a slimmer appearance on your upper arm after arm lift aesthetics. Bandages protect the wound for 3 days as it heals after your procedure. You may have small drains under your skin to drain excess fluid. You may notice changes in the shape and tone of your upper arms immediately after the operation. Swelling and bruising will go away in a few weeks.
You can always consult experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Umut Suadiye to learn more about your personalized aesthetic needs.