Arm Weight Loss - Arm Lift Surgery in Turkey with FlyHealth Istanbul

What is an arm lift?

Even if you are not fat, and also you are fit and healthy, your skin may not be tight. Or, after some process, your skin can becomes sagging. An excess of skin and fat can become particularly irritating when one has to deal with it on a daily basis for a longer period of time. Though, skin and fat on the upper arm can become surprisingly weak and loose which results in wrinkles, it is treatable.

Extreme weight loss, pregnancy, surgery or even regular ageing that we all go through, can be a significant contributor to the occurrence of loose skin and excess fat around the upper arm area. It can cause irritation in the inner arm and the outer back due to constant contact of the skin. As it is in constant contact it can start to irritate and cause itching or even free the way for bacteria to enter the body.

Where one experiences significant irritation or a lack of aesthetical appeal, it can be treated with cosmetic surgery. The medical term for this type of surgical procedure is dermolipectomy of the arms. FlyHealth offers its patients an arm lift cosmetic surgery in Turkey, to help them get rid of excess fat, loose skin around the upper arm area, and tightening and smoothing tissue. By doing this surgery it helps your arms look more defined and tight. This type of cosmetic surgery is usually done for aesthetic purposes to enhance one’s physical appearance. Every year, so many people undergo arm lift surgery and are pleased with the results.

On this page, we’ll discuss the consultation, working procedure of the arm lift, post-surgical recover period, costs and results of patients who have underwent cosmetic surgery at FlyHealth.


Everything what is relevant to the procedure will be discussed during consultation. Be sure that our medical team will give you the best results. If you want to give us a chance you can request a free consultation on our website! The consultation is done via pictures that you submit. We recommend you to send us unedited pictures so that our medical professionals can assess what the best method is for you. They will also look at your current health to be sure that you are ready for the operation. During this process, you can ask your questions about the arm lift and bring your concerns up about the surgery. To feel more comfortable and sure when getting over this operation with the  FlyHealth team, you can also check our before-after gallery.

Working procedure of the arm lift

The day you will get an operation, your doctor starts by marking the arm where will make incisions. Corrective surgery of minor laxity in the arm is done by tightening the skin and reattaching it to the armpit. There are several ways of this surgery, but in most scenarios, the skin will be stretched in two directions, which will result in the formation of an S-shaped scar from the elbow to the armpit which is sizeable.

The scar is usually placed on the inside of the arm to lessen the visibility of it, for aesthetical purposes. If there is an excess of fat, this will be removed in the same corrective procedure if required for the preferred result. Your skin will be sutured using stitches and sealed with adhesive plasters. To clean the area from excessive fat pockets, as they make the fully heal harder, your doctor use liposuction at the same time your surgery.

Due to improved techniques, drains for excess blood will often not be necessary. Your doctor gives you either local or general anesthesia that depending on your surgery method. And all of this operation is usually ended within three hours.

Post-surgical recovery

After the surgery, you can wear a tight, elastic bandage around the upper arms for recovery purposes.Be careful while you wearing and removing the bandage and remove it only when you clean incisions or take a shower. It is best to wear it for a month, day and night. Then for a further two weeks during the day to ensure a good result. Your doctor will inform you about when you can return to your normal life, activities, and work but you ought to try to not move your arm too much during the first 2 weeks after your surgery to avoid unnecessary tears.

Try not to perform any kind of sports or carry out physically demanding activities. The wounds may have healed after approximately 2 weeks if the recovery is swift. After you feel confident, you may begin to carry out light activities carefully.

You can begin heavier work and sports after 4 to 6 weeks. Avoid raising your arm over your head or do not lift it to get someting.  The more you rest the more speed your recovery is over. Once you’re fully healed, you can return to your normal daily routine where you are at liberty to carry out all daily tasks and perform sports to your liking. Now without risking damage as a result of premature wear on the stitches.

There can be bruising and swelling that will be seen after the 36 to 48 hours after surgery. However, after ten to fourteen days they will gradually subside. To loosen swelling you can sleep with pillows to elevate your arms for at least two weeks. The pain must begin to decrease after 48 hours of surgery, if your pain is getting severe you should call your doctor. Be attentive to your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. And you can consult us for any questions, pain,complaints or advice.

Costs of an Arm Lift in Turkey

Prices of an arm lift in Turkey will depend on the method and extent of surgery, on the other hand, the clinic that has experienced, successful surgeons and a highly qualified medical team determines the price but the overall cost of treatment is relatively lower than in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Turkey with its reasonable prices, well trained medical staff one of the best alternatives that must be considered in cosmetic surgery including arm lift.

And, especially, Istanbul is one of the best cities to get an arm lift surgery because of the advantages the city gives. In keeping with our long-term commitment to fully informing patients of the exact cost of plastic surgery treatments in Turkey, we craft a detailed treatment package for patients that contain a cost breakdown of the surgery, transfer charges, patient hosting, translation service and hotel accommodation. All of our medical treatment packages are inclusive of the treatment cost and the services we provide.

FlyHealth also offer additional services to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. You can read more information regarding our additional services here.


FlyHealth has good results with this surgery. You can also speed up the healing process by following your doctor’s instrıctions. Find before & after photos to see how our patients look like post-surgery. An arm lift will leave some visible scars on the inside of the upper arm and in the armpit. Obviously, our experienced professionals will try their best to hide these scars as much as possible. The way the scar looks depends from person to person.

At FlyHealth, we offer our patients free consultation to ensure that you’re being treated according to your expectations. In addition to this, it is also educate yourself regarding the procedures, methods, post-surgical rehabilitation and more. In the condition of gain a lot of weight and lose that weight the loose skin will come back. And the age also has an impact on losing some firmness. However, the overall result of arm lift surgery lasts for  many years.

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