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Arm Lift

An arm lift, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

An arm lift procedure includes the following steps:


Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during arm lift surgery. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.


Step 2 – The incision
Incision length and pattern during arm lift surgery depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as the best judgment of your plastic surgeon.


Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the surgeon’s preference, and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. Excess fat may be directly excised or treated with liposuction.


Depending on your specific condition, incisions may be more limited. Then, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contour of your arm.


Step 3 – Closing the incision
Your incisions will be closed either with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your arm lift.


Step 4 – See the results

The smoother, tighter contours that result from arm lift surgery are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although there will likely be swelling and bruising. Get more information on Badge Clinic instagram page about arm lift surgery results.

During your recovery from arm lift surgery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and your arms may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling following surgery.


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


You will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing, specific concerns to look for and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

The smoother, tighter contours that result from arm lift surgery are apparent almost immediately following your procedure. Initial results will be obscured by swelling and bruising, and a scar will remain where the incision was made.


Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.


The results of arm lift surgery will be long-lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of your improvement should be relatively permanent. Get more information on Badge Clinic instagram page about arm lift surgery results.


Following your physician’s instructions is essential to the success of your surgery.


It’s important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.


Each patient is treated as a unique individual, as physical, psychological, and philosophical differences may affect treatment choices. We encourage patients to discuss these factors and any other concern with us.


We understand that price transparency is important to you and we pay strict attention to prepare the most affordable financial budget for your trip. We will always confirm final prices to make certain that there are no hidden or unexpected costs for you. We will be with you during the entire process, starting before you arrive in Istanbul and continuing even after you leave, until you are fully recovered. We tailor our approach to each patient individually, the satisfaction and comfort of whom is our top-most priority.



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