Arm Lift in Iran
Arm lift in Iran: Arms are essential in most daily activities, from assisting you in things as fundamental as eating to romantic ones like hugging, and less important ones such as scratching your back. Not only do arms have functional importance but also they are key in physical attractiveness in both men and women.
Muscular arms are seen as a sign of fitness and thin upper arms are frown upon. There is a third scenario: saggy skin of underarm. Loose and sagging skin is more awful and annoying than skinny arms, making the arms ugly-looking and embarrassing. Wearing short-sleeved clothes is a nightmare for people with excessive fat or loose skin on the back of their upper arms.
While exercise can strengthen and improve muscle tone in the upper arm, it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity. So, if you are tired of the ugly loose skin hanging from your arms and want to get rid of it as soon as possible, an arm lift is exactly what you need.
How to get rid of flabby arms?
If your flabby arms are caused by excess fat deposits, it may be possible to slim them down with dieting and exercising in parallel with your overall body, but if your arm skin has lost its elasticity and began to droop because of significant weight loss or aging, exercise and diet will no longer respond. Experts believe that sagging skin is unlikely to be corrected with exercise or medication. The good news is that you can effortlessly get your flabby arms toned and contoured with today’s medical technologies and new surgical methods.
What is Arm Lift Surgery?
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery. It improves the appearance of the under portion of your upper arms, between the armpit and the elbow, and creates a more toned look by reducing extra skin, tightening and smoothing tissue, and removing extra fat.
Why It’s Done
Aging and genetics both play a role in the development of drooping skin. Mass weight loss also can cause the undersides of your upper arms to droop. As the skin of the arm does not have enough elasticity, it fails to shrink back to fit the reshaped arms after weight loss or getting older.
In addition to tightening your droopy arm skin, an arm lift might also boost your body image.
Why Arm Lift in Iran?
Iran enjoys modern clinics and hospitals equipped with the latest medical technologies and highly-trained and skilled specialists and paramedical staff, prepared to provide patients with the best services. Many Iranian hospitals boast International Patients Departments (IPDs) specially equipped to provide VIP services to international patients.
By planning a trip to Iran for an arm lift, you can embark on an Iranian tour to both visit the many attractions of the beautiful country and get your arms reshaped and fit with almost half the price you would spend for this service in the US or Europe.
Generally, the vast skill and experience of Iranian cosmetic surgeons, coupled with affordable prices in Iran, is the most important reason people from different countries are increasingly traveling to the country for their cosmetic or medical treatment.
Arm Lift Surgery Options
There are a few types of arm lift procedures which are chosen based on the quality of skin, the extent of sagging skin and fat, and your preferences.
Arm lift with liposuction
Arm liposuction is a good option without having to get incisions on your arms, if you have got stubborn fat under your arms and your arm skin has enough elasticity to fit tightly around the tissues after the fat has been removed.
Mini Arm Lift (limited-incision brachioplasty)
A mini arm lift, also known as limited-incision brachioplasty, is the best option for you if you mainly have loose skin with minimal excess tissue close to your armpit due to moderate weight loss or the aging process. In this type of arm lift, the limited arm lift incision is placed within the armpit and excess skin is removed through a well-hidden scar.
Full Arm Lift (standard brachioplasty)
A full arm lift, or standard upper arm lift, is best suited for you if you have a large amount of sagging skin with poor elasticity on your upper arms, either because your aging process has affected your skin or you have gone through a significant weight loss. In this type of arm lift, an incision is made along the inner side of your upper arm, extending from near the armpit down to the elbow.
Extended Arm Lift
If you have lost an extremely large amount of weigh in a short time, such as those who have lost weight after gastric bypass surgery, an extended arm lift can be done for you. This type of arm lift is similar to a standard arm lift, but the incision is longer. It extends down on the body to include loose skin above your flanks along the side of the chest wall.
People who have both excess fat pockets and loose skin can use liposuction and one of the incisional techniques along with an extended arm lift for the most ideal result.
Am I a candidate for arm lift surgery?
You can consider an arm lift in Iran if you have one of these problems:
- You have lost a lot of weight and are left with sagging skin on your arms that resemble bat wings.
- You are left with sagging skin due to aging.
- You want to get rid of excess fat deposits on your upper arms that don’t respond to diet and exercise.
Generally, candidates for arm lift surgery have a relatively stable weight and are not significantly overweight. They are in good general health with no medical condition that impairs healing. These candidates have a positive outlook and have realistic expectations and they are non-smoker.
How to Prepare for Arm Lift in Iran?
You will have a pre-operative consultation with your arm lift surgeon. During it, your surgeon will ask questions about your medical history and any medications you’re taking or have taken recently, do a physical exam, discuss your options, anesthesia, likely outcomes, and potential complications. Make sure you understand the benefits and risks, including scarring and explain your expectations and why you want an arm lift.
If you use tobacco, you are advised to stop it. Some doctors won’t perform the surgery if you still smoke because the risk of complications is higher. Smoking decreases blood flow in the skin and can slow the healing process.
You should avoid vitamin E and blood thinners at least one week before and one week following the surgery to minimize the risk of hematoma and bruising. You also need to stop herbal medication and diet pills at least two weeks before surgery and one week after it.
What to Expect during Arm Lift in Iran?
Typically, an arm lift is done under general anesthesia. In some cases, the doctor may apply IV sedation. Depending on your medical history, the surgeon will choose the best method for anesthesia.
After making marks on your upper arm, your plastic surgeon will make incisions based on the extent of excess fat and skin. After that, he/she will tighten or reshape your underlying tissues. If liposuction is also needed, the surgeon might do a liposuction procedure. Your skin will then be draped over the new contours and excess skin will be removed. Stitches or surgical tape will be used to close the surgical wound.
You will stay in the recovery room for around one hour until getting well enough to go home.
Arm Lift in Iran Recovery and Aftercare
You are not expected to move your arms upwards immediately after an arm lift. You might need to wear a compression garment to keep swelling down. Your doctor might insert a temporary, small tube in your arm to drain any fluid or blood that builds up after surgery. Some stitches dissolve on their own. Others must be removed in the doctor’s office in the weeks after the procedure.
In order to reduce the pain, you are recommended to take oral painkillers for a few days. Avoid physical and athletic activities with your arms that might stretch the incisions for four to eight weeks after surgery. It is also important to stop smoking while you recover from an arm lift.
You will be able to return to work or school and resume some activities within two weeks. Within six weeks, you will be able to return to your normal activity level.
Complications and Side Effects of Arm Lift in Iran
Like any other type of major surgery, an arm lift poses a risk of infection, bleeding, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia. You might also have:
- Permanent scarring
- Changes in skin sensation
- Fluid buildup
- Fatty tissue death
- Nerve, muscle, or blood vessel damage
- Asymmetry in the shape of your arms
Arm Lift Cost in Iran
The cost of arm lift in Iran varies depending on surgeons, clinics, and the extent of the problem. On average, an arm lift procedure costs between $1000 and $2000 in Iran, which includes all related costs, such as anesthesia, clinic and doctor fee, medicines, etc.
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Arm Lift in Iran FAQs
What is a Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty is the medical term for an upper arm lift which involves a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arm and provide improved contour to it. The term literally means arm (brachio) reshaping (plasty).
Where are the Arm Lift Scars Located?
It’s important that patients understand scarring is a part of this procedure. Incisions and subsequent scarring are typically located on the underside of the upper arm, but can extend toward the elbow depending on the location and the amount of skin to be removed. These scars will be hidden when the arms are at rest. Scars will initially appear red and raised, and should fade over the first year following surgery. It is recommended that patients avoid sun exposure during this period to protect the incisions from any additional discoloration.
Will my Arms Look Toned after an Arm Lift in Iran?
While an arm lift will improve the arm’s overall contour by removing hanging skin and fat, the procedure will not affect the arm muscles themselves. The only way to build muscle is through strength training and patients should keep in mind that this kind of activity will be restricted for several weeks following surgery.
How Painful is Arm Lift Recovery?
Arm lift recovery is less painful than expected, because the only tissues that are manipulated are skin and fat of the upper arm and the muscles are not disturbed during the operation. This makes the recovery process more comfortable than other procedures that do affect the muscles. Discomfort during arm lift recovery can usually be controlled with pain medication.
When can I Exercise after an Arm Lift in Iran?
While patients can resume many activities, including non-strenuous work after one to two weeks, exercise and other vigorous activity must be further postponed. While light activity such as walking and jogging can usually be resume after three or four weeks, exercise which heavily affect the upper body such as weight lifting, yoga, or pilates will need to be deferred for several weeks.
Will Liposuction alone get me the Results I want?
Most candidates for an arm lift in Iran will not enjoy the same results from liposuction alone that they would from a full arm lift. Liposuction targets only excess fat, but arm lift patients typically do not have excess fat as their primary problem. These individuals have excessive loose, hanging skin and the only way to correct this problem is through an arm lift.
Can I Combine an Arm Lift with Other Procedures?
It is common for arm lift patients to combine the arm lift procedure with another procedure. Plastic surgery is highly customizable, so be sure to voice all of your goals and communicate with your surgeon about what you’re looking for. Your surgeon can advise you on what combination of procedures that is safe in your case and suits your needs. Some common techniques often combined during what is known as an “upper body lift” include liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lift.