In general:

Brachioplasty is an operation that is usually performed under general-sedation anesthesia to remove sagging parts of the arms.

How is brachioplasty operation performed?

Although it varies according to the size of the sagging, the operation, which lasts between 1-3 hours, is performed by removing excess and sagging skin and subcutaneous fat tissue on the inner parts of the arms extending from the elbows to (or beyond) the armpits.

Which techniques are used in arm lift surgeries?

In severe sagging, excess skin is removed by surgical incision after liposuction. In cases where there is not much sagging, only liposuction is performed. It is often combined with body lifting after weight loss.

How long is the hospital stay after arm lift surgery?

If only arm lift was performed, the patient is often discharged on the same day.

How long is the recovery process after the surgery?

The full recovery process continues for 2-4 weeks. You may need prolonged wound care in case of wound healing problems (wound opening, seroma etc. mostly seen in smokers). At the end of this period, you must get your doctor's approval to do heavy lifting or heavy exercises. You can take a shower 2 days after the operation.

Will there be any scars after the surgery?

It is a scar operation. In surgeries where the excess skin is removed visible scars are natural result of the surgery; however, they are hidden on inner arms in brachioplasty operations. On the other hand, there are no noticeable scars (or slit scars) in those performed only with liposuction.

When are the follow-ups after the surgery?

If only arm lift surgery was performed, first visit is planned within a week. Patients coming from outside the city or abroad, are advised to stay in the city for at least 7-10 days for wound care.

What are the risks of arm lift surgery?

As in other surgeries wound healing problems, suboptimal results, bleeding, seroma, swelling, bruising etc. are rare but some of possible complications.

How many sessions are planned for arm lifting?

Since the arms are circular structures, overtightening should be avoided to ensure a good wound healing and adequate blood circulation for the forearms and hands. To do so, it may be necessary in some patients to plan more than a session.


Arm lift surgery prices vary according to the operation method, the hospital where the surgery is performed, and the experience of the team.


Our operations are performed by double board-certified Prof. Dr. Ömer Refik Özerdem under sterile conditions in hospitals with full-fledged operating rooms.

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