Most of the people care about their physical appearance. Therefore, they resort to various plastic surgery operations from time to time. The shape of the arms is an important problem, especially to people who lose or gain a lot of weight. One of the basic common requests of our patients is their arms to not look saggy and bad in general. The arm sagging is usually seen in people who do not work-out. The ‘bat-wing’ look alike sagging on arms, skin cracks, arm that is more swollen than the forearm, the lubrication under the armpit are the most talked problems.
What is Upper Arm
One of the biggest problems/insecurities of women is sagging arms. Which makes them unhappy and result in loss of self-confidence. In Arm lifting surgery, techniques are determined by looking at the sagging rate of the skin and thickness of the subcutaneous adipose tissue. If the skin becomes loose when the person gains and loses excess weight, the thickness of the skin may be excessive. In such cases ‘liposuction’ is performed first on the patient. After this procedure, the abundant skin is removed by surgical procedures. In some people, the abundance of skin is only on the armpits. In these cases, a longitudinal surgical is left on the inner arm.
What to pay attention after upper arm lift
Local and general anaesthesia is performed in arm lift surgeries and it is performed under hospital conditions. The operation is completed between 1.5 and 2 hours. People who have the surgery under general anaesthesia may normally need to stay in the hospital for one night, while people who use local anaesthesia in Arm Lift surgeries can be dismissed from the hospital on the same day.
The conditions that patients should pay attention to after Arm Lift surgery are shown below;
- For two days after the surgery the arms should not get direct water contact.
- It is necessary to use special arm corsets or plastic bandages on the postoperative days.
- The arms should be kept above the level of the heart.
- The surgical incisions are secured with closed aesthetic stitches. These stitches don’t need to be removed.
- The sports activities should be started at the earliest 4 or 6 weeks after the surgery.
The scars left on the arms after the surgery are differentiate from patient to patient. These scars are more prominent in some patient. For that reason, the arm movements should be limited for a while to avoid the enlargement of the scars after the surgery. The Arm Lift surgeries can be performed considering the situations in the paragraphs above.