Due to aging, intermittent weight loss, and gravity, sagging occurs in the back and inner parts of the arm. Arm stretching is the recovery (stretching) process of the fatty tissue accumulated with sagging.
Arm lift surgery (Brachioplasty) can be performed alone or with other body contouring operations (tummy tuck, breast reduction or enlargement, and leg lift).
In arm lift surgeries, the upper arm contours are reshaped to provide a more proportional appearance by reducing excess skin and fat between the armpit and elbow.
In more advanced operations, an incision scar remains in the upper arm. Thanks to arm lift surgery, the upper arms look younger and tighter, increasing self-confidence and allowing you to wear short-sleeved clothes quickly.
After arm stretching, the relaxation in the upper arm is removed, but a thin scar appears on the inner side of the arm, extending from the armpit to the elbow. The spot may be red and puffy in the early stages, but it usually starts to fade and become indistinct after the 6th month. However, depending on the skin structure of the patient, significant scars may remain; in such cases, the spot can be improved with a laser or various injections, but it is impossible to eliminate it.
After the stretching process, the aging process continues, and there is some relaxation in the arms. Weight gain can accelerate this process. However, it never returns to its original state. It is essential for patients to pay attention to their weight and to have regular sports and skin care to maintain the result obtained with surgery.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya BALTU Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic