Everything About Arm Lift and Leg Lift Surgeries
It is possible to get rid of saggy and disproportionate arms and legs.
Success in Arm and Leg Lift
Fast and significant changes in your weight cause the skin in your arm and leg area to sag and a cracked appearance. Apart from this, you can consider aesthetic operations such as arm-thigh lift, fat injection, liposuction, or calf prosthesis to get rid of genetic asymmetry or various disorders in your arms and legs.
How to Perform Leg Lift?
The legs are evaluated in two sections, namely the thigh which is above the knee, and the calf which is the lower part. Problems in the upper part of the leg are usually sagging and cracks that are caused by overweight or rapid weight changes. The problems at the bottom side are mostly hereditary conditions such as crookedness or thinness. Treatment to be applied may vary depending on the complaint and the region. Your doctor will decide on the most suitable treatment with a detailed evaluation after the examination.
Lipolysis and liposuction are the most commonly applied treatments at the top part. The hip and waist areas are also included to these treatments usually. If sagging is also present, thigh lift operations can also be considered. For thigh lifts before and after the process, it is very important to follow the guidance of your doctor.
How to Perform Brachioplasty?
Rapid weight changes cause the skin to lose its elasticity, sagging, and cracks to occur. These skin and fat masses also have a bad appearance. If your skin has not yet lost its elasticity, lipolysis and liposuction treatments are very effective in slimming the arms. If sagging and cracks are present, arm lift operation will be useful. This surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and the tissue, which causes the saggy appearance, is removed from the inside of your arm. Thus, you will have thinner arms and you can return to your daily life in about 5 days with underarm aesthetics.
Is It Possible to Remove Fat from the Arm?
Fattening in the arm area is perhaps one of the most complained about problems. It can occur due to the reasons such as fattening in the arm, nutrition, lifestyle, and excessive weight gain. People who have Brachioplasty are usually people who have such complaints. Cosmetic surgery may be preferred for this problem which occurs in the arm.
Arm fat removal uses the vacuum technique, and the fats that are formed here are broken down and removed from the area. Although general anaesthesia is preferred, the surgery can also be performed with local anaesthesia. In arm fat removal surgery, unwanted fat in the arm area is removed from that area by drawing with a vacuum or special syringes.
After the fat removal is performed in a level which is clarified before the operation, the skin in the area is lifted again.
How to Perform Thigh Lift?
Thigh lift surgery is applied for sagging that occurs above the knee. The operation is performed with general anaesthesia. Saggy and cracked tissue is removed from the incision made in the groin area. If you want to get a more effective result, it is recommended to apply it together with liposuction. You can return to your daily life 10 days after the surgery.
What is Crooked Leg Surgery?
In some people, we can see crookedness in the legs for various reasons. This crookedness is called the crooked leg, with its commonly known name.
Two different techniques can be recommended for people who come with the complaint of a crooked leg. In people who have sufficient fat in the abdomen or waist area, correction can be made by removing the fat in these areas and injecting it into the area where the complaint is experienced. If there is not enough fat, the crookedness can be corrected by using filling applications. If the filling is to be used, it can be done with local anaesthesia. However, if the fat injection is to be performed, general anaesthesia is preferred.
The filling can be applied to eliminate the problem of gaps in the legs due to excessive slimness. Thus, an improvement in the appearance of the leg is obtained. This application takes about 1 hour and local anaesthesia is applied.
What is Calf Prosthesis?
If the area located at the bottom of the knee is much thinner than the whole leg, silicone prostheses are placed on the backside of the calf muscles with this method and thus a thicker leg appearance is obtained. Since this prosthesis is placed with a 3 cm incision made behind the knee, it is not possible to see or feel it from the outside. The operation is performed under general anaesthesia and you can return to your daily life at the end of a week.
The thinness and/or crookedness of the calf part may come from the younger ages or it may have appeared later. Women who could not wear what they want comfortably due to these problems for a long time continue their lives happier after undergoing liposuction, calf prosthesis, and fat injection operations.
How to Perform Non-Surgical Arm Lift?
Alternative to Brachioplasty, non-surgical arm lift application can also be preferred. Anaesthesia and sedation can be applied in the non-surgical arm lift application. In the application, saggy skin is removed from the inner area and back of the arm. Excess fat tissue in the arm can also be removed. In some cases, liposuction is also applied to the patients.
What is Non-Surgical Leg Filling?
Non-surgical leg filling is applied by injecting the legs with a completely natural filler material. Asymmetry or poor posture in the legs can be eliminated in this application which does not require anaesthesia.
What is Brachioplasty (Arm Lift Surgery)?
In the upper part of the arm, looseness and sagging may occur after rapid weight changes and surgeries such as stomach reduction, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass. Due to this condition experienced, the appearance of the arm may be discomforting. Brachioplasty can be a solution in such cases. Lifting surgery can be performed together with fat-removing surgery or it can be performed by itself. In this application, which usually lasts 1-2 hours, anaesthesia is applied. After the surgery, a scar occurs which extends to the armpit area and the inner side of the arm, but this scar disappears within 3-6 months. After the arm lift surgery, you will need to wear a corset for a while.
Leg Lift Surgery
Usually, the cause of complaints about the appearance of the leg is the thick and fatty leg structure. Thanks to the development of technology, many complaints can be solved with cosmetic surgeries. Leg lift surgeries can be a solution for people who are not satisfied with their appearance, such as the thickness of their legs.
Leg lift surgery can be applied in patients with thick and fatty leg structures with cellulite. Leg lift operation takes approximately 1-2 hours. After the surgery, patients have dressed in a corset from the ankle to the waist. Then, regular follow-up is important for the surgery to be positive.
Leg lift surgery is not recommended at an early age since development is not complete. A healthy and fit appearance is obtained shortly after the leg lift.
Frequently Asked Questions About Arm and Leg Lift Surgery
What are The Types of Thigh Lifts?
There are 2 types of thigh lift: inner thigh lift, and bilateral thigh lift.
The Inner Thigh Lift (inner thighplasty) is preferred by those who desire thinner, firmer inner thighs.
The bilateral thigh lift procedure (outer thigh lift) is preferred by those who desire to tighten skin on the front and outside of the leg.
How Painful is Thigh Lift Surgery?
The thigh lift is major surgery. After the procedures, pain, bruising, and swelling are normal for a few days.
How Long Does a Brachioplasty Take to Heal?
The recovery timeline varies from person to person. The recovery process can be completed in two or three weeks.
Is Arm Lift Surgery Dangerous?
An arm lift is a major procedure. Therefore, you should choose an expert surgeon. An expert surgeon performs the procedure that causes no harm to the arm muscle. If you choose an expert surgeon for an arm lift operation, the procedure isn't dangerous.
How Long Does Arm Lift Surgery Take?
The surgery can be done under general anesthesia and it takes about 3 – 4 hours.
What to Expect After Arm Lift Surgery?
If you have a stable body weight healthy way, the procedure is permanent. The results might be available within a few days but they will be temporarily obstructed by swelling. After six weeks, you will be able to see your results. Keeping exercise help prevent weight gain and preserves results.
How Long Do Arm Lift Results Last?
The arm lift is a permanent procedure. Maintaining a healthy weight is important for the results of procedures.
How Painful is An Arm Lift?
The first few days after arm lift discomfort is common. Pain can be managed with oral pain medications.
Can A Thigh Lift and Arm Lift Be Done Together?
Arm lift and thigh lift are designed to remove loose or hanging skin. An arm lift can be combined with a thigh lift.
Does Thigh Lift Reduce Cellulite?
In thigh lift, excess skin is removed so it creates smoother and shapelier thighs. The procedures enhance the appearance of cellulite.
How Do You Sleep After An Arm Lift?
After arm lift surgery, patients should sleep on their backs. You can prefer a few pillows during sleep. It helps to improve sleep quality.
How Do You Shower After An Arm Lift?
In your post-operative visit, drains will be removed. After the removal of the drains, you can take a shower.
Does A Thigh Lift Leave Scars?
The goal of plastic surgery is to make the scar as invisible as possible. However, Like any surgery, scarring after a thigh lift is inevitable. Scars will be most visible within the first 6 months after surgery.
Can You Walk After A Thigh Lift?
The recovery process depends on the patient. Generally, you can start gentle walking two to three days after the surgery.
What Kind of Procedures are Used in Arm and Leg Lift Surgery?
Arm and leg lift surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the arm and leg.
Is Arm Lift Surgery Worth It?
In an arm lift, loose skin can be removed and enhanced appearance. Procedures results are generally long-lasting. However your skin will naturally lose some firmness in time.