Losing weight is a very healthy process, but it has abrasive effects on the skin. If a person has lost large amounts of weight while being overweight, this is extremely beneficial for one’s health. However, the skin, which was previously stretched with fullness, becomes loose and sagging, making the person uncomfortable. The abdomen, breast, hips, arms and thighs are the areas most affected by weight loss. Although medical aesthetics has applications for this issue, the solution will be surgery for severe sagging.
The arm skin becomes tense when weight is gained, but when weight is lost, it is not possible for the arm to regain its former tension as the skin elasticity is lost with age. The solution is surgery. Sometimes, sagging of full arms can be uncomfortable in slightly overweight people. Liposuction can be done here. However, this can also create abundance in the skin and again, excess skin needs to be removed. In both cases, surgical methods give the most permanent and effective result.
If the excess on the arm is just excess skin, it is the removal of excess skin, and if there is excess adipose tissue, it is the removal of both excess skin and adipose tissue. The only annoying aspect of arm lift surgeries is the straight line scar that will remain in the back of the arm. Unfortunately, it is not possible for arm lift surgeries to be scarless. This scar can be partially hidden in the arm. This scar is visible when you raise the arms. Therefore, the candidate for arm lift surgery should think carefully about whether the scar on the arm or the excess will bother him more and decide accordingly.
The arm augmentation operation is performed in a hospital environment and under general anesthesia. As is the case when preparing for all surgeries requiring general anesthesia, it is necessary to fast for six hours and not to use aspirin and derivatives for 10 days, as they will increase bleeding, before arm lift surgery. The operation time is 2-3 hours. You may need to stay in the hospital overnight. You may have drains to prevent leaks that may occur after the surgery, they will be removed in a few days. After the operation, your arms will be wrapped with a lightly pressed bandage to minimize any edema and bleeding that may occur. This bandage is removed within three days. For the next three weeks, an elastic bandage is used in the form of a sock that covers the arm. You will not have stitches to be removed.
Your pain usually does not happen, but if it does, it can be controlled with painkiller tablets. You can return to your daily life within three to four days after the operation, but you should avoid movements that will put weight on your arms, especially in the first days, and avoid activities that require effort for about two months.
The scar inside your arm will be puffy red at first, but will thin and fade over time, and will become less obvious as time passes.