BRACHIOPLASTY (ARM LIFT)
People who lose excess weight may have excess skin in many parts of the body after weight loss. These include the abdomen, arms, lower back, back and thighs. This excess skin makes the individual look overweight, and it should be surgically removed to make them achieve the ideal body shape.
Will there be any scar after the surgery?
In arm lift surgery, excess skin in the arm and armpit is removed. Depending on the extent of excess skin, a scar extending from armpit to the elbow is formed. The scar disappears over time, but not completely.
How is the surgery performed?
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The operative time is approximately 2 hours. One day of hospitalization is recommended. Pain may arise after the surgery, but this can be eliminated by painkillers. There may also be bruising and tenderness in the surgical site, which usually resolves within one month. Two weeks of corset use is recommended after the surgery. By means of this corset, it is aimed to prevent the accumulation of fluid between the arm skin and arm muscles. Drains are kept for 1 to 3 days depending on the amount of drainage. After the operation, it is necessary to wait 6 months to achieve the desired ideal appearance. Daily activities can be started ten days later. It is necessary to wait one month for light sports and three months for heavy sports. The patient can take a bath on the fourth day after the surgery.
Routine follow-ups are planned as the first week, second week, first month, third month and the first year.
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