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WHAT IS ARM LIFT (BRACHYOPLASTY)?

The arm lift process, also known as brachyoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to obtain a more toned and thinner appearance of excess fat and skin on the arms. Over time, the soft tissue in the arms loosens and may begin to sag. In this case, the arm skin loses its aesthetics. Many people may experience a loss of self-confidence ashamed of the emergence of arms that begin to sag. The arm stretching application is ideal for a patient with significant excess skin or fat in the arm areas, a constant weight, and realistic expectations for surgery.  It is also important that the patient is generally healthy and does not have significant medical conditions that may be affected by surgery.

What Should Be Done Before Arm Lift?

Avoid taking aspirin and its derivatives, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.Smoking and alcohol should be stopped at least 2 weeks before application.

How To Do Arm Lift?

Arm lift, can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation and general anesthesia.  During the arm stretching process, the doctor makes a small incision along the inside of the upper arm, extending from the armpit to the elbow.It then cleans the excess oil using the liposuction method and then removes the excess skin.For patients with only slightly saggy skin, a minimal incision arm stretching procedure can be performed with several small incisions near the armpit.After the fat is removed and the skin is tightened, it is closed with sutures to be absorbed by the body within 1 or 2 weeks.Patients may be discharged immediately after arm lifting. The application takes 1-2 hours on average.

What Should Be Done After Arm Lift?

After arm lift, the patient may need to wear medical clothing to control swelling.The doctor may also place temporary drainage tubes in the arm areas to drain any fluid or blood that may occur after surgery. It is also important to avoid smoking after arm lifting. Smoking significantly slows down the healing process and increases the risk of permanent wounds or infections. Weight lifting exercises between 2-4 months should be avoided. Arms should not be raised above shoulder level for 3-4 weeks.Ice compresses can be applied to minimize swelling and bruising. Healthy and balanced nutrition should be consumed, 2.5-3 liters of water should be consumed daily.

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