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Brachioplasty surgery, also known as arm lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure usually performed to provide the upper arms area with a more aesthetically pleasing contour. The term brachioplasty can also refer to any type of surgical arm contouring.

Some patients may have excess droopy skin and others may be dissatisfied with the contour and proportions of their upper arms. Sagging upper arms can be caused by hereditary reasons, the natural aging process or extreme fluctuations in weight, with the latter being the most common reason.

While this procedure is usually sought by patients after they lost a great deal of weight, it can also be performed on individuals with a stable weight – some patients can experience problems with weight loss in a specific area, in this case the arms. In some cases dietary changes and exercise programs simply don’t work – this is a scenario where an arm lift surgery becomes necessary.

Brachioplasty surgery and arm lift surgery – What can it achieve?

● An arm lift procedure can reduce droopy excess sagging skin
● Brachioplasty surgery can tighten and smooth out the arms supportive tissue, giving it a more appealing shape
● Arm lift surgery can also help with fatty tissue build-ups in the upper arm region

Arm Lift Candidates

Brachioplasty surgery, also known as arm lift surgery is recommended for any patient dissatisfied with the look or shape of their upper arms.

Am I Suitable for Arm Lift?

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty surgery is not recommended for morbidly obese individuals or patients suffering from any serious illness. Pregnant or breast feeding women should wait before having this procedure. Other contraindications include heavy smokers, a medical history of blood clotting and suffering from an active infection in the body.

Preparing for Arm Lift

It’s important that patients quit smoking for a month before and after the procedure. Blood thinners, herbal teas, omega 3 capsules and oral supplements need to be avoided for at least 2 weeks before the brachioplasty surgery is set to begin. Patients need to have a stable weight before going in for surgery.

How is Arm Lift Performed?

The patient is administered general anaesthesia before the procedure can begin. Sometimes intravenous sedation is enough to perform the operation.

There are three main types of incisions for brachioplasty surgery. The incision type and length depends on the amount of excess droopy skin that needs to be removed and the amount of fatty tissue in the area. The main incision types are:

● An inner arm incision
● Back of the arm incision
● Minimal incision

Once the appropriate incision is created, the surgeon will begin to tighten the supportive tissue from beneath the skin and reshape it with internal sutures. Excess fatty tissue may also be removed at this point, either through a direct excision or liposuction.

Excess skin tissue is removed and then the incision is closed with sutures. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of incision. Arm lift scars can be extensive or minimal but it depends on the patient’s condition. Generally speaking, arm lift scars are more hidden when using the inner arm incision technique.

Arm Lift Summary

Anesthesia

Local or General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital

Back to Sports

4 to 6 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 to 3 hours

Back to Work

1 week

Arm Lift Recovery

The average arm lift recovery period lasts around 2-3 weeks. Bandages, dressings or compression garments will be applied on the incision site. Most patients can return to work after around a week. Exercise, sports or physically draining activities need to be avoided for at least 4 weeks, giving the body ample time to heal. Arm movement at the shoulder should be avoided in the first 4 weeks, as it can have a negative effect on the healing process.

Arm Lift Risks and Complications

Arm lift surgery risks and complications can include:

● Infections
● Unappealing scars
● Bleeding
● Seromas
● Arm lift surgery revision
● Asymmetry
● Extensive bleeding

Arm Lift Side Effects

Arm lift operation side effects can include:

● Swelling
● Bruising
● Temporary loss of sensation
● Pain

Arm Lift Success Rates

Arm lift surgery reviews set the average success rate at 93%.

Before and After Arm Lift

Patients need to maintain a stable weight before and after brachioplasty surgery. Even though the skin and fatty tissue has been removed, it can grow back if the patient gains weight.

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Arm Lift Cost in Istanbul

Cheapest Arm Lift price in Istanbul is € 1,800. Average Arm Lift cost in Istanbul is € 2,062 where prices can go as high as € 2,570.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 12 Plastic Surgery centers in Istanbul that are offering Arm Lift procedures.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Arm Lift. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Arm Lift quote. For a more accurate Arm Lift price quote, please click HERE.

Istanbul

Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and In Europe, according to population – it has over 14 million inhabitants. Istanbul is Turkey’s financial, cultural and healthcare hub – it’s the city with the most JCI accredited private hospitals. The city spreads on both sides of the Bosphorus – The strait that divides the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. Istanbul also connects Europe to Asia forming a very interesting mix, both gastronomically and culturally.

Over 11 million tourists visited Istanbul in 2012, making it the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world.

Sights to See

The Blue Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque incorporates Islamic architecture and Byzantine Christian elements in its design. It is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The Mosque got its name from the 20,000 Iznik blue ceramic tiles used to line its interiors. The Blue Mosque is also the final resting place of Sultan Ahmed which commissioned the building in 1609, with work finishing in 1616.

Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is one of the most popular tourist sites in Istanbul. The Cistern is huge, with a total of 336 columns arranged in 12 rows. It was built in order to store water during the Byzantine time – in the 6th century. Most of the columns feature decorative carvings, as they were re-used from other classical-age structures. Some of the most interesting columns on the site are the Medusa stones, in the north-west corner of the Cistern.

Topkapı Palace
Topkapı Palace is one of the finest examples of Islamic art and architecture. The palace itself was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century and has been the residence of Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years. The palace is a vast complex of richly decorated courtyards and rooms. The palace features a Harem, the Imperial Treasury room, the Imperial Council Chamber, the Second Court, the Third Court (the Sultan’s private rooms) and the Palace Kitchens. The palace became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and has been described as “one of the best examples of palaces of the Ottoman period”.

Tourists can enjoy a wide range of shopping centres and bazaars such as the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian bazaar and many modern shopping malls all around Istanbul.

Things to Know

● Tourists arriving in Istanbul will be required to purchase a tourist Visa – the procedure can be easily done online or at a visa machine before the immigration section of the airport. The Visa costs around 20 USD.

● There are 3 main airports in Istanbul. Hazerfen Airport is a private airport with limited traffic. Atatürk Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul and Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Usually planes land at the Atatürk Airport (IATA:IST) which is just 20 km from the city centre. From there a visitor can take a taxi to Taksim Square for around TRY60. Tourists can also use a local airport service called Havataş which runs express bus services every 30 minutes for around TRY11 to Taksim Square and Aksaray.

● Food and drink at the airport is quite expensive and may cost 4 times more than in the city. It is advisable to bring your own meals from the town if you have a lot of waiting to do at the airport. There is also a supermarket close to the airport metro entrance where you can buy reasonably priced food and drink.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira (TRY) just about anywhere across Istanbul. Most shops and supermarkets also accept credit cards for payment.

● Roaming fees in Turkey are expensive, but you can simply buy a new SIM card when you reach Istanbul and use it for the duration of your stay.

● Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate, so the summer months are generally warm and in winter temperatures differ from place to place.

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Arm Lift FAQ

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How long before I can resume exercise or sports?

Patients can return to sports in around 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the extent of the arm lift surgery.

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Is arm lift surgery painful?

All plastic surgery procedures produce some discomfort. Arm lift surgery is not painful, especially since patients are given painkillers.

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How long before the scar is fully healed?

The scar will heal in around 2-3 weeks.