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Arm lift (brachioplasty) in brief

The hospital stay for the arm lift surgery is 1 night, and is already included in the price of the package. After the surgery, the patient is accompanied every 2-3 days for a free check-up at the clinic. The minimum stay in Istanbul is 7 days after surgery (1 night in hospital and 6 nights in hotel).

Our plastic surgeons in Istanbul can use dissolving points, which never have to be personally removed. They fall off on their own after 10/15 days.

All inclusive package
from 2950£





Activity retake

3/4 weeks



Price in United Kingdom

between 5000£ and 6000£

Duration of the intervention

90 minutes


1 hospital night

6 hotel nights

Full recovery

6/8 weeks


definitive and visible in 3/4 weeks


Possibility of paying by monthly installment

Free consultation

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What's in the package
  • Free advice without obligation;

  • Presence of a english-speaking guide who will guarantee you a pleasant stay;

  • Possibility to come with a guide at no additional cost;

  • VIP transfers with private driver airport / hotel / clinic and vice versa;

  • Reservation and stay in a 4/5 star hotel in the center of Istanbul, breakfast included;

  • Pre and postoperative medical consultations with renowned certified surgeons;

  • Anesthesia (if necessary), compression garments (if necessary), medical tests, drugs;

  • Stay at the clinic for two people.

Free consultation

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What is the purpose of an arm lift?

If you are a weight-conscious person or if you are a public figure and love to stay in the limelight, an arm lift is the most suitable procedure for you. The actresses and models face the camera on a daily basis. So, they know very well how people keenly observe their appearance. Thus, an arm lift is another modern technology that can provide them a huge benefit. Best part is that the sagging fat underneath the arms can be removed with the help of an arm lift.


Image 1: Targeting the zone for incision in arm lift surgery

Furthermore, if you are a fatty and chubby person and you have gone through liposuction. As we all know that liposuction will remove the fatty and adipose tissues from all over the body, but your arms and legs may not be the target zone of liposuction. So, an arm lift can be applied to equalize your arms. It will manage the thinness following the other organs of the body. Similarly, some of us do a lot of diet control to reduce weight. Due to the reduction of the fatty that comprises carbs, you do reduce a lot of weight. But skin from your arms and legs get saggy and flaccid which looks so odd. When the whole body is flat, but arms have loosened skin which lowers the confidence up to some extent. Moreover, you face difficulty in getting the appropriate size of the ready-made dresses. Therefore, an arm lift is a mode of treating the flaccid, loosened, and extended fatty look.

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift is a type of cosmetic surgery which targets the flattened, saggy, and loosened ends of the arms. In short, it enhances the overall appearance of the under portion of the upper arm. It is rendered as Brachioplasty in medical terms. Arm lift gives a proper toned look to the arm by reducing the excessive fat and skin present in between the elbow and the upper portion of the arm. The rest of the skin is properly aligned to give it a pleasant, contoured look.

Who Can Have the Brachioplasty Surgery?

As described by the American Society of Plastis Surgeons, Brachioplasty is good for those who:

  • have loosened upper arms,

  • have a stable weight and are not overweight,

  • do not smoke,

  • have realistic hopes about the outcome of the surgery,

  • do not have health conditions that might pose a risk to their health.

Risks Factors Concerned with the Arm Lift

Some plastic surgeries might bring about risks. You might encounter these risks. Beauty centers should make sure that the patient is aware of the possible risks that an operation may cause. It is essential that you are informed about and familiar with these risks in order to be able to make the best decision for yourself. Here are certain factors:

Permanent scars

Scars may appear because of arm lifting. These scars are somehow permanent in many cases. But there isn’t anything to worry about as these scars are on the internal side of the upper arm towards the armpit. Therefore, usually, these scars are not easily visible.


The surgeon will try his best to bring harmony in the appearance of the skin but still there can be lacking as in the case of arm lifting symmetry isn’t possible.

Disturbance of sensory nerves

During the procedure of arm lifting, the superficial sensory nerves can be disturbed due to the repositioning of the fatty tissues. Initially after the surgery, one may have numbness in his arms but after a few days it will settle down.

Removal of stitches

The stitches applied during surgery can make their way to the skin of the arm. Thus, they need to be removed as soon as possible. Somehow one must go through the procedure followed by anesthesia once again. This bad luck occurs to one in twenty. Otherwise, the rest of the eight go happy and excited after the treatment.


Image 2: Before and after result of arm lift surgery

Bleeding: It is the most common and expected side effect of any type of surgery. Therefore, doctors do know these risk factors. That is why they provide you with the essential medications to prevent the side effects.

Does the operation last long?

No. The operation itself takes up to 90 minutes. Hence, Brachioplasty, or also known as arm lift, does not long for a long period of time.

Is Brachioplasty a painful surgery?

As can be observed in many operations, swelling, redness, and soreness can be seen following the surgery. However, because your doctor will prescribe you certain medications to minimize these post-op symptoms, you will not have too much pain.

The procedure of the arm lifting surgery

Following are the steps related to the procedure of the arm lift surgery:

Step 1

Conductance of blood tests: Following the rules of the medical field, before carrying out any kind of procedure doctor will have your blood tests done. He will observe your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, iron levels to determine the overall health condition. Later he will advise you to go with the arm lift cosmetic surgery. Further, he will perform an X-ray to determine the zone of surgery. He will then prepare you both mentally and physically.

Step 2

Preoperative preparation: You will dress up in the official hospital gown. Later you will be advised to select the mode of anesthesia. You will be informed of the pros and cons of both modes of anesthesia. You will decide whether you will have intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Everything depends upon your comfort.

Step 3

Opening of the targeted zone: Once the anesthesia is administered, the incisions are made underneath the arm extending to the armpit. The length and size of the incision merely depend upon the amount of skin being removed. The fat reserves are either removed by suction or excised directly. The internal sutures are applied to lead to the tightening of the additional adipose tissues. This results in smooth and physically harmonized skin from the underside of the arm. This smooth extends from the armpit to the axilla. Axilla is rendered as the elbow.

Step 4

Closing of the stitches: Once the procedure of excision or cutting the excessive fat is done from the lower side of the arm. Then the surgeon leads to the closing of the opened organ. He will use the sutures to close the incisions. These sutures are absorbable. Further, he will use the gum to close the outside exposure of the incision or may glue the skin from outside.

Step 5

Outcomes: One can see the positive outcomes after the wait of a few days. After a few days, you will find the harmonized skin of the arms. Moreover, you may have to use the prescribed medicines for a prescribed period to get rid of pain, redness, infection, etc.


Arm lifting is also called Brachioplasty. It is the very common mode of plastic surgery which is applied to tighten the lessened skin extending from the armpit to the axilla. The surgeon will make an incision after anesthesia. Later after a few days, you will find a properly contoured area without any loosened fatty areas.


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