Arm and Thigh Lifts
Massive weight loss leads to skin and soft tissue sagging in many areas around the body.
The abdomen, breasts, arms and thighs are generally the first areas to be deformed.
Even though some patients with mildly sagging arms or thighs may benefit from simple methods like laser lipolysis or liposuction, most of the patients need open surgical correction and re-tailoring of the sagging tissues. This kind of surgical corrections end up with satisfactory results, but of course leave some linear scars in the armpits or medial thighs. These scars become less visible within time, but do never disappear completely. Here, the patient needs to make a decision between the deformity and some fine scars. Most of the time, patients with significant deformities prefer the scars, and think it’s cost-effective.
Healing period of the arm or thigh lift operations depends on the patient’s profile. Severe deformities and overweight patients tend to have longer healing periods, which are less than two weeks for the worst case.