Arm & Thigh Lift Surgery
Loose skin around the under arm is usually visible when you extend your arm outwards and the folds of skin can be seen hanging.
Flabby arms and thighs are usually a result of aging when the skin loses its elasticity. It can also be caused by extensive weight loss which leaves the skin hanging after losing both muscle and fat.
In order to harness this flab, most people would go to their cosmetic surgeon and ask for arm or thigh lift surgery to treat the problem.
This surgical procedure trims excess skin from the inner arm, running from the armpit to the elbow. Once the excess skin and excess fat have been removed , your arms have better shape and look more sculpted than before.
The same procedure can be applied to the thigh area with the incision running along the groin. The surgery attempts to remove excess skin and fat from the thigh area as well.
During your consultation, you should expect your surgeon to take measurements of your arms and thighs, and take photos of them for medical comparison. The surgeon will discuss your procedure in full including potential risks associated with this type of surgery. This is an opportunity for you to ask your questions as well.
Since arm lift surgery is a medical procedure, expect that you will be given anesthesia which should have been discussed with you during your consultation with your cosmetic surgeon.
When the incision has been done, underlying supportive tissues are tightened and reshaped with internal sutures and then the skin is contoured over your new arm. Incisions will be closed with sutures.
To keep the sutures protected and your arms tight, elastic bandages and compression garments may be used. Swelling is also reduced when using compression garments which keep movement to a minimum. You will probably have some bruising and the swelling which are common effects after surgery. They will heal over time and the pain can be managed with prescribed painkillers.
Your first post-op appointment with our clinic nurse will take place 7-10 days following your surgery for possible suture removal and change of dressing. Avoid heavy lifting for the period immediately after the surgery.