arm lift turkey
arm lift turkey

Arm Lift Surgery in Turkey (Brachioplasty)

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:

  • Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
  • Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
  • Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region

Fluctuations in weight, growing older and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.

Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.


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What are my options?

Your options will be dictated by your skin quality and the extent of excess underarm fat and skin. Your surgeon will help you make the right choice based on your anatomy and preferences.

Liposuction: Arm liposuction is an option for you if your skin has enough elasticity to shrink around the remaining tissues after your fat is removed. If your skin has poor elasticity, tissue sagging will be even more pronounced after fat is removed. Liposuction may also be used as an adjunct for fat removal in a standard brachioplasty procedure.

Limited-incision brachioplasty: If excess hanging skin is located close to the armpit, your surgeon may be able to pull up and tuck this excess skin into the armpit. This works best if you have loose, crepe-like skin in the lower inner arm area near the armpit and do not have too much excess fatty tissue.

Standard brachioplasty: If your excess skin extends like a bat wing from the armpit to the elbow, the only option is complete removal of the arm flab in a standard brachioplasty.

Extended brachioplasty: An extended arm lift is similar to a standard brachioplasty, except that the incision is extended along the arm down to the body to include loose skin and fatty tissue that might be just under the arm area along the side of the chest wall. Loose skin in that area is common in patients who have had massive weight loss.



    During the surgical procedures, drugs are applied for your comfort. Options include sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

    Formation of Incisions

    The formation of incisions varies according to the area or regions which are treated, the degree of recovery, the patient, and the surgeon’s preferences.

    Closing the Incisions

    Your incisions will be closed either with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your arm lift.


    The results can be observed immediately after the surgery although there will likely be swelling and bruising.


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    Arm Lift Post-Op Instructions


    1 to 3 Days Following Surgery

    Patients will experience light to moderate pain following their procedure. The pain is usually well controlled with prescribed medication and/or anti-inflammatories such as Advil or Aleve. Post procedure the arms will be bandaged and wrapped. This will result in some decrease in range of motion of the arms. Swelling of the hands can be expected even while drains are in place. The patient will be instructed not to wear rings or any other jewelry until swelling has resolved, along with elevation of the arms (hands over heart) while sleeping.

    Due to limited mobility in the early stage of recovery the patient should wear a loose button up shirt until cleared by his or her surgeon.


    1 Week Following Surgery

    Pain typically subsides to the point where most patients no longer require pain medication. Swelling and bruising of the arms will be decreasing but will still be apparent and may continue for 2-3 weeks following the procedure.

    10 Days Following Surgery

    Stitches, bandages, and drainage tubes are removed. Arm mobility increases, however patients are still advised to avoid stretching or lifting anything heavy.  Most patients are able to return to work and normal daily activities including showering. Your surgeon may advise you to wear a compression garment which will help the healing process.

    2 Weeks Following Surgery

    Patients typically begin a scar therapy plan that consists of either a silicone based tape product or a scar cream.

    4 to 6 Weeks Following Surgery

    Bruising and swelling should be completely subsided revealing the final results of the procedure. Most patients will no longer need to wear compression garments. Patients may gradually resume their exercise regimen.  At 6 weeks most patients are cleared by their surgeon to resume heavy lifting and other type of intense arm activity like tennis and golf. Most patient continue their scar management plan for the next 4-6 months

    6 Months Following Surgery

    Scarring at incision sites become better blended with surrounding skin leaving it less noticeable. The scars will continue to improve for up to 2 years after the arm lift.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is brachioplasty?

    Brachioplasty, or arm lift, helps reshape the under portion of the upper arm. It can tighten and smooth underlying tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, reduce sagging skin, and remove localized pockets of fat. An incision is made from the elbow to the underarm during this surgery.

    What should I expect during recovery from arm lift surgery?

    You may have to wear a compression garment, which will help minimize swelling. You must drink plenty of fluids after surgery as it helps speed up your recovery. It’s normal to have discomfort, swelling, bruising, and soreness after surgery, which should subside in a few days. The total recovery time for an arm lift is one to two weeks. Pillows can help keep your arms elevated and relieve some of the pulling sensations you feel since they increase your circulation.

    When can I exercise after my surgery?

    Pixl Clinic recommends that you wait at least a month or two until you resume all of your regular activity. Start slow with low intensity at first. He will give you the green light when you can start strength training again at one of your follow-up visits.

    Will there be scarring after my brachioplasty?

    You will have a scar, but your incision line will continue to be finer as you heal. Refrain from direct sunlight for the first year after surgery. Your scar may be bright pink at first, but it should fade over time and return to your normal skin color.

    When will I see results from my arm lift?

    You should notice the results following your procedure.