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Arm Lift

Arm lift is a surgical procedure that reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward.

During an arm lift operation the excess skin and fat between the armpit and elbow are removed.

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What’s Arm Lift?

Arm lifting procedure that gives an attractive look to the arms, improves patients’ self-confidence.

Sagging and cracks can be occured in sudden weight gain or loss. It can be frustrating to deal with fat of from upper arms skin and tissue. An arm lif surgery is done by a expert plastic surgeon can solve this problem easily and nicely.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Arm Lift?

A suitable candidate for Arm Lift can be anyone who with significant upper arm skin laxity. This usually occurs after sudden weight gain or loss.

This can lead to serious cracks in the arm area. Saggy skin of the upper arms can be caused by aging. In general, candidates are healthy individuals who do not have any medical problems that may prevent healing or increase the risk of surgery. They are non-smokers and are not significantly overweight. You should also have realistic goals for arm lift surgery.

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What are the risks?

Decision of having an arm lifting surgery depends on your own will and whether or not fulfill your expectations. You should decide whether the risks and potential complications of Arm Lifting surgery acceptable or not. Your plastic surgeon will explain the risks of  the surgery in detail. You’re asked for signing confirmation forms to make sure you fully understand the surgery and all the risks and the possible complications.

Possible risks of arm lifting surgery include those:

Anesthesia risks

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor wood healing
  • Unsightly scarring
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels and muscles
  • Fatty tissue under the skin might die
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Possible need for revisional surgery

These risks and others will be fully discussed before your consent is taken. It is important to discuss all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

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What should be done before surgery?

You should quit smoking if you do. You should avoid taking aspirins which can increase bleeding, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements.

Arm lifting surgery is done in an operating room, medical center should be fully organized. Don’t forget to arrange someone who can help you and stay with you at least the first night after the surgery.

Operation Process Step by Step

Operations should be done under anesthesia and operating room conditions. The surgery lasts approximate 2-3 hours. The patient can discharged after surgery in one day.

1- Anesthesia

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

2- Formation of Incisions

Formation of incisions vary according to the area or regions which are treated, the degree of recovery, the patient and the surgeon preferences.

3- 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.

4- Results

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

What should you expect?

After an arm lift, your incisions will be covered in bandages.

A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess blood or fluid.

You need to take pain medication as needed and use antibiotics or painkiller.



The sudden weight loss causes the skin to lose its elasticity, sag and cause cracks. If your skin has not lost its flexibility yet liposuction is a very effective method.

If there are sagging and cracks in the arm, arm lifting is required. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The tissues that cause a saggy image on the inside of the arm are removed and you have more thin arms. You can return to your daily life 5 days after the operation.

What Should be done after surgery?

Arm lifting is generally preferred by elderly people. The reason for this is the increase in skin sagging as age progresses.

In addition, individuals who lose weight fast also have arm sags and these individuals prefer arm lifting.


If you want to get more information about arm lifting and discuss with us your situation and get prices for it, feel free to contact us, call +44 1442 780745. Contact us for talking our experienced experts.


Lifting a skin can give your upper arms a more tense appearance.

Arm lifting results are generally long-lasting. But remember, as your skin gets older, it naturally loses its firmness and there may be some sagging. Keeping your weight stable and healthy can help protect your results.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Arm Lifting

Is plastic surgery safe?

We will recommend you to choose experienced teams. We have performed thousands of successful operations with our experienced staff.

When can I see the results?

The recovery period after the surgery, depending on the aesthetic operation to be performed; it will take up to 2 months for full recovery to take place immediately.

When can I go back to my daily activites?

After most of the aesthetic surgeries, the return to daily activities can be easy and quickly. Of course, the most important consideration is to avoid heavy exercise and sports activities.


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