Due to effects such as weight gain, weight loss, and aging, sagging and appearance deteriorations may occur in the arms over time. The main reason for these is the fat accumulated in the arms. It is not easy to get rid of these fats with exercise and diet. Arm liposuction may be the most sensible solution to get rid of this kind of stubborn fat and reshape your arms. You can find all the details about arm liposuction in the rest of our article
What is Arm Liposuction?
Arm liposuction is a procedure that provides permanent removal of stubborn fat accumulated in the arms. It is the application of the liposuction procedure applied to different parts of the body on the arms. This method is extremely effective and the recovery time is very short. Besides, it does not damage the nerves, veins, and similar tissues in the arm during the procedure. Fat cells are directly targeted. The surgeon performing the procedure reshapes the relevant area of the arm like an artist. The arm liposuction in Turkey can professionally be applied in our clinic Cosmeticium by expert surgeons.
Arm Liposuction – Procedure Stages
In Turkey, before the arm liposuction procedure, a detailed interview with the patient is made. The procedure is simple and gives quick results. However, making detailed and right planning is still extremely important. The procedure consists of several stages and these are generally as follows:
At this stage, the general condition of your arm is evaluated and the liposuction is planned. However, it is first decided whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure or not. Your medical history is examined and a physical examination is performed. If it is decided that you are a suitable candidate, the next stage starts. Also at this stage, you can ask your doctor all the questions in your mind without hesitation.
Local anesthesia or sedation techniques are used for the procedure. If there is a combination of different procedures, general anesthesia may be preferred.
Each surgeon may have a unique method for arm liposuction. However, incisions are usually formed in the areas near the armpit and elbow area. Incisions of 3-4 mm are formed from two different areas.
Removal of Fat
After the incisions are opened, thin tubes known as cannula are placed here and the fat is pulled out with a vacuum. However, at this stage, the breakdown of fat can be facilitated by using extra techniques such as making use of high sound frequencies.
During the removal of fat, care is taken to ensure that the skin is smooth and free from bumps. Necessary checks are done to ensure this, and fats are taken accordingly. In other words, the fat is not removed randomly from the arm. It is adjusted according to the appropriate ratios.
Closing the Incisions
After the procedure is completed, the incisions are carefully closed and the procedure is completed.
Suitable Candidates for Arm Liposuction
It is extremely important for the candidates who will have arm liposuction in Turkey to have realistic expectations. The procedure can be applied to anyone healthy. However, the candidates should have an appropriate level of skin elasticity and should not have any risks for surgery. In this context, unsuitable candidates for arm liposuction can be listed as follows:
- Those with an infection or other problem in their skin
- Those who are not suitable for anesthesia
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women
- Chronic patients with general health problems
Benefits & Advantages of Arm Liposuction
Arm liposuction has many benefits. The outstanding ones can be listed as follows:
- Provides tightening of the underlying tissue.
- It is effective in permanently removing unwanted fat from the upper arms.
- It eliminates the irregular appearance on the arms.
- It is performed under local anesthesia, which does not require staying in the hospital.
- Recovery time is very short.
- Includes less bleeding, bruising, and swelling.
- It is shorter than other procedures aimed at removing fat from the arm.
Differences between Arm Liposuction and Arm Lift
Some candidates think that arm lift and arm liposuction procedures are the same. However, these are generally different procedures. The arm liposuction only targets excess fat in the arm area. However, if there is sagging skin, it is not sufficient. In such cases, an arm lift procedure should be applied. This procedure involves removing excess skin in the arm area and tightening the underlying muscles.
Arm liposuction is a non-invasive procedure, while arm lift is an invasive procedure. Therefore, the recovery time of arm liposuction is shorter and the risks and complications are less. On the other hand, arm lift has a longer recovery time and the risk of complications is relatively higher.
Are the Results Permanent?
The answer to this question is all about the patients themselves. With fat liposuction, the fat cells in the area are permanently removed. If patients adopt a healthy lifestyle after this stage, the results will be permanent for many years. However, if a healthy lifestyle is not adopted and patients experience excessive weight gain, the results will not be permanent.
Risks and Possible Complications of Arm Liposuction
Arm liposuction is a surgical procedure and has several complications. Although the risks of complications are extremely low, it is important to know about them. Possible complications of arm liposuction include:
- Numbness, tingling, and allergic reactions due to anesthesia.
- Fat embolism, that is, the flow of fat into the blood vessel, blocking the vessel. Accordingly, redness and swelling may occur.
- Pitting, contour formation, and other irregularities in the skin.
- Problems due to nerve damage.
The probabilities of the risks mentioned above are extremely low. However, keep in mind that if you have arm liposuction performed by a non-specialist surgeon and healthcare team, the risks here will increase.
How long is Arm Liposuction Recovery Time?
Arm liposuction is a procedure that takes 1-2 hours on average. If there are no complications during the procedure, you will be discharged from the clinic on the same day. After this stage, the recovery period begins.
Initially, there may be undesirable conditions such as bruising, redness, and swelling, these are normal. Immediately after the procedure, a compression garment is put on your arm by the healthcare team. It is important not to take off this compression garment to protect you from the negative effects after the procedure.
After 10-15 days after the operation, you can return to work. During this period, you start to notice the results on your arm. After 1-2 months after the operation, you can return to your normal life completely. During this period, the results on your arm will be more evident.
Arm Liposuction Cost
Arm liposuction is a cosmetic procedure performed in different countries of the world. Costs may differ depending on the country and the condition of the patient. However, the cost of this procedure in the EU countries and the USA starts from $ 4,000 – $ 6,000, and this figure only covers the surgery. In other words, there may be additional costs.
The cost of arm liposuction in Turkey is on average € 1,000 – € 1,500, there is no additional cost.
Arm Liposuction in Turkey
In Turkey, arm liposuction and similar cosmetic procedures are performed successfully. Government support given to health tourism and advanced medical science is the most important advantage of Turkey.
All this makes costs extremely low. Besides, the costs include services such as airport pick-up, VIP transfers, and accommodation in luxury hotels. Apart from all this, Turkey is a very special country with its different cultural aspects and historical places. Preferring Turkey for arm liposuction will allow you to see these more closely.