The main enemy or our arms and legs as we age is sagginess, but there are other factors involved to the droopy appearance of our extremities, including being overweight and a general lack of fitness. However, if you’re suffering from a lack of skin laxity in the arms and legs, even a rigorous diet and exercise regime might not be able to repair the damage. As time progresses, the reduction of natural elasticity in our skin means it’s not going to snap into place as it did before.
We can help you trim down
Although the thighs and arms are obviously different parts of the body, but the procedures on both are essentially the same: excess fat and skin will be removed, and the natural contours are restored with the tightening and suturing of the skin that remains.
This is not a one-size-fits-all procedure: if the fat content is minimal, a simple liposuction procedure and a minimal trimming of excess skin will suffice. If you have more of a fat build-up and more of a problem with sagging skin, a full lift may be necessary.
What happens during a thigh or arm lift
Both procedures involve an incision, with arm lifts ranging from a short scar brachioplasty (where the incision is made under the armpit), or a long scar brachioplasty (where the incision runs from the elbow to the chest). Thigh lift incisions run down the inner thigh, and can go as far as the groin to the knee, with the possibility of making another incision along the fold of the buttocks to enable further lift.
All procedures are performed under local or general anaesthesia, with full recovery occurring after a couple of weeks. For further information, please consult our thigh and arm reduction section for further details.Leave a reply →