What is armlift surgery?
With advanced age, skin loses its elasticity, and sagging starts on subcutaneous fatty tissue and skin. In patients with advanced problems, when the arms are raised at a ninety-degree angle, a deformed image appears at the bottom, like a bat wing. These problems are solved with arm lift surgery.
How is the procedure performed?
Surgery can be performed under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. If the skin elasticity is not lost and the skin excess is not severe, problem can be solved with liposuction alone. In patients with more advanced problems, surgery or liposuction can be performed individually, or the two methods can be combined. After surgery, an incision line is formed which extends from the inside of the elbow to the armpit.
Patients are discharged on the same day or the following day. Compression garment is used for three weeks. Patient can return to daily lives within the first week. They may start light exercises from the first week onwards. Heavy exercises involving the arm area are allowed after 1-2 months.