In the Arm Lift surgery, in some cases the incision can be hidden in the armpit depending on the extent of excess skin and fat present. In other cases, the incision may need to extend from the armpit through to the elbow. In both cases, the incisions and will be hidden as best as possible.
However, the trail that will be formed in forward relaxation situations where it continues from under the arm to the elbow is a matter to be considered. Since this trace may be visible with short-sleeved outfits, especially during the hot season, the operation decision should be taken with caution if a distrust of the patient is to occur.
In cases where the incision needs to start from the armpit and go to the elbow (where there is a lot of excess skin) the patient needs to give the surgery a little more consideration. In the summer months, the scar caused by the incision will be visible due to short sleeved outfits worn. If this will cause the patient to lose confidence, the decision to have the surgery needs to be taken carefully.
It is not possible for your Plastic Surgeon to make a accurate prediction about how your incision will heal. The incisions, which are completed with care and aesthetically during the surgery, can heal well in some patients to the point where they are unnoticeable, and for others the incision may heal in a more visible fashion. The reason is that each patient's healing process is genetically different and because the wound is affected by environmental conditions. Wound healing is completed somewhere between 6 months and 1 year. Therefore, the final appearance of the scar can be observed during this period.
In cases where arm tightening, ie. the removal of excess fat, is sufficient, only liposuction
or Vaser Lipolysis
is performed. In this case, instead of long cuts on the skin, 1 or 2 small holes, no larger than 1cm in diameter are used. So, depending on your wound healing, there will be little or no traces left, or the remaining traces will be too small to be noticed.
Regardless of which method is applied, laser treatments or local scar revisions can be made to reduce the scar tissue that has formed. For this, at least 6 months need to have past since the surgery. In other words, the period for wound healing needs to have completed. However, attempts to improve the scars will not completely remove them.