The upper arm area, namely the biceps skin, may sag as a result of aging and especially as a result of gaining and losing a lot of weight. It makes the person uncomfortable when he raises the arm up and wears short sleeved clothes. Arm aesthetics has also become essential for body beauty.
How does the surgery take place?
The operation is performed with an “L” shaped incision starting from the armpit and descending towards the elbow. Generally, only the skin is removed and the tension of the arm is increased. In people with very thick arms, liposuction can also be added to this process.
What should be done before the operation?
In arm lift surgeries, as in all surgeries, it is necessary to stop smoking and aspirin three weeks before the surgery. One week before the surgery, it is necessary to stay away from drugs and substances that can dilute the blood and similar drugs. Pain relievers such as Apranax, Voltaren, Vermidon (Minoset, Novalgin can be used when pain relief is required), multivitamin pills containing substances such as ginseng, ginko biloba, co-enzyme Q,
Green tea, flaxseed, cherry stalk, tomato seed herbal products
Not all weight loss products should be used.
How is the post operative process?
It is allowed to take a shower 2 days after the operation. Elastic bandage is used in the first days. The arms are tried to be kept above the heart level and no stitches are required. Sports activities should be started after at least 4-6 weeks. Until then, it should be avoided.
Will there be any scars from the surgery?
In some of the patients, the scar on the back of the arm may be more prominent. It is necessary to restrict arm movements as much as possible, especially for 1 month after the surgery, so that this scar does not expand.