What are arm and leg aesthetics and who is suitable for the surgery?

It is a surgery that aims to eliminate the visible sagging that occurs when we raise our arms at a 90˚ angle to our body due to advancing age, changes in weight, and sedentary lifestyle. If your skin structure is not too deformed, a successful operation can be performed with liposuction. If there is an excessively deformed area under the arm, the tissue in this area is surgically removed. You can return to your daily life 5 days after the surgery.

Anyone who complains of sagging in the arms and legs because of advancing age can have this surgery. Besides, the sagging caused by weight loss after obesity surgery or gastric balloon application, which has been frequently performed recently, can be removed only by surgery in some cases.

What are the arm and leg aesthetic areas and techniques?

- Arm Aesthetics

It is an operation that aims to eliminate the visible sagging that occurs when we raise our arms at a 90 angle to our body. If your skin structure is not deformed, a successful operation can be performed with liposuction. If there is an excessively deformed area under the arm, the tissue in this area is surgically removed. You can return to your daily life 5 days after the operation.

- Leg Aesthetics

Leg aesthetics involves two areas: above the knee (thigh) and below (calf).

- Thigh Lift Aesthetics

It is the surgery performed to eliminate the sagging on the upper side of the knee after weight change. It can be applied together with liposuction in some cases. You can return to your daily life 8-10 days after the operation.

- Calf Aesthetics

It is the area below the knee. This area may be too thick, weak, or bandy. In this case, wearing skirts or tight clothing can create an appearance that is unfavorable for you. After an operation that will be planned according to your needs, you can return to your daily life after 7 days.

Arm and Leg Lift at a Glance
Duration of Operation 2 hours
Returning to Work 1-2 weeks
Hospitalization Discharge on the day of surgery
Taking Shower 1 day
Mobility After 1 day rest
Activity in the Gym 6 weeks
Sexual Activity At least 4-6 weeks
Sleeping Position 1-2 weeks on your back
Complete Recovery 6-8 weeks
Driving 2 weeks

Treatment and Planning

  • The first meeting to get information is with our health advisor. In this meeting, you can talk about your health problems and expectations.
  • You need to make an online appointment on our Appointment Form page to meet the health advisor.
  • Our health advisor may ask for some information to evaluate your suitability for the surgery you want, such as your age, weight, height, medications you regularly use, smoking, blood tests, X-Ray, photograph, your expectations from the surgery, and your medical history.
  • The health advisor gives you information about
  • Surgeon and Hospital information
  • Our previous experiences (Before & After)
  • The things to do before the surgery and information about the surgery and the post-surgical process
  • Video conferencing with your surgeon and receiving information if necessary
  • Surgery fee and what is included in the price (surgery, accommodation, airport pick-up, and transfers)
  • Planning dates about your travel (dates about the hospital, hotel, and full length of stay)
  • Answers to your questions about the surgery are sent to you.


  • Airport pick-up and hotel transfer
  • Hotel Check-In: Our health advisor will welcome you and inform you about the process.
  • Meeting with the surgeon: Your surgeon plans your surgery and informs you about the plan. You are expected to discuss your expectations and answers to your questions about the surgery with your surgeon. Our health advisor will be with you during this process.
  • Tests: Evaluation tests such as blood tests required for the surgery, COVID 19 test, and X-Ray are performed. Our health advisor will be with you during this process.
  • Meeting with the anesthesiologist: Your medical history and your suitability for the surgery are evaluated. Our health advisor will be with you during this process.
  • Operation: The things to be done the previous day are forwarded to you in preparation for the operation. You will be informed about the solid and liquid feeding times, the medications you will use, if any, the time you will be in the hospital for the operation, etc.
  • You are transferred to the hospital.
  • Hospital Check-In is done.
  • You enter your room.
  • The nurse informs you and prepares you for the surgery.
  • An informative meeting is made with your surgeon again before the surgery.
  • You will be taken into surgery.
  • Our post-surgical health advisor comes to you to check the surgeon process and you.
  • Your surgeon will visit and inform you after the surgery.

Our health advisor will be with you during the entire process on the day of surgery.

  • The length of stay in the hospital may vary depending on the surgery to be performed. During this period, you will be visited by our health advisor every day you stay in the hospital.
  • After the surgery, you will be informed about the follow-up period, medications you will use by your surgeon’s decision, and the post-surgical process, and your hospital exit procedures will be carried out.
  • You will be transferred to the hotel.
  • You will be transferred for a control examination on the days determined by your surgeon.
  • During the hotel stay, you will be followed up by our health advisor regarding the surgery process.
  • Our health advisor will inform you about the restaurant, shopping, places to visit, and other needs during your hotel stay.
  • In the last control examination with the surgeon, you will be informed about what to do in the next period.
  • Hotel Check-Out and airport transfer


As Estebox Istanbul, we will stand by you, our valuable clients, with our experienced surgeons and healthcare professionals, ensure that the whole process is carried out reliably and that you return to your country healthily and happily so that your journey and operation go well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Arm lift is a surgical operation in which the tightness is restored by removing the excess under-arm fat and sagging skin, which is visible under the arm when the arms are raised to both sides. Loose and sagging arm skin is especially unfavorable when wearing sleeveless clothing.

Sagging under the arm occurs due to aging, rapid changes in weight, sedentary lifestyle, and gravity.

If the skin quality and tightness are suitable, liposuction only may be sufficient. However, if the skin has lost its tension, liposuction and arm lift are applied together.

The scars that occur after arm lift surgery become a thin line under the arm and lose their tightness over time.

You will have tight and proportional arms after arm lift surgery. If you pay attention to your weight control and exercise regularly, the results will be permanent.

The part of the legs from the hip to the knee is called the thigh. Thigh lift surgery aims to eliminate the sagging skin in the thigh area that occured due to excessive weight gain and loss, aging, giving birth, and sedentary lifestyle.

You are suitable for thigh lift surgery, if you have sagging skin tissue in/around your upper leg, oily loose appearance, excessively oily appearance on the hips, shapeless, and irregular leg contour compared to the rest of the body.

A thigh lift surgery can be combined with liposuction, hip lift, BBL, knee lift surgery.

Your leg contour will be permanent with weight control, a balanced diet, and regular exercise.

The area under the knee may be too thick, weak or bandy. This surgery is called calf aesthetic surgery to correct this contour disorder.

You may consider calf aesthetic surgery if you have a pronounced inner space below the knee level when you join your ankles, if you complain about the flatness of the inner part of your leg below the knee level, or if your lower leg is disproportionately thick.

Why Estebox Istanbul for Arm and Thigh Lift Surgery?

  • To provide a right and quality service to you as Estebox Istanbul, we work with doctors who have years of experience in their field, carried out successful operations with the title of Professor, Associate Professor, or Specialist, trained many new doctors as instructors, conducted national and international clinical studies, published scientific articles, and have a high degree of satisfaction in patient feedbacks.
  • There are many operations such as nasal aesthetics, breast aesthetics, abdominoplasty, liposuction, hair transplantation, and obesity surgery for your health and aesthetic needs. Although these operations seem similar to each other, each operation requires a separate experience and good planning. Estebox Istanbul offers the best solution to your aesthetic needs with experienced surgeons who will meet your expectations from the arm and thigh lift.
  • In addition to meeting your health and aesthetic needs, your safety is also important to us. That is why we prioritize the compliance of the hospital, technical equipment, and anesthesia team to international accreditations such as JCI.
  • We know that you may be worried about making a surgery decision in another country. As Estebox Istanbul, we will be at your side until you return to your country healthily and happily, offering you the best solutions from the first moment you contact us to make a surgery decision.
  • With the arrival of more than 1,000,000 patients for health and aesthetic needs every year, Turkey is one of the most popular countries in health tourism with its worldwide trained experienced doctors, hospitals that use cutting edge technology, quality service, and economic treatments. As Estebox Istanbul, we continue our work with our 30 years of experience in the health sector, unlike many companies that are involved in Health Tourism, whose number is increasing day by day.

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