Thigh and arm reduction – a brief guide

thigh and arm reductionThere are many reasons why the skin under our arms and around our thighs start to sag. Sure, age plays a part, but there are other factors too, including being overweight and a general lack of fitness. Even a diet and exercise regime might not be able to turn back the clock: as in other areas, a lack of natural elasticity in the skin means it’s not going to suddenly snap back into place.

Restore your shape instantly

What time has taken away, however, aesthetic surgery can put back. Thigh and arm reductions or lifts may target different parts of the body, but the procedure is the same: the removing of excess fat and skin that has accumulated over time, and the tightening and restoring of the natural smooth skin and contours that has faded over time.

The actual procedure depends on the shape of the affected area. If the fat content is minimal, a simple liposuction procedure and a minimal trimming of excess skin may suffice. If the client has more of a fat build-up and more of a problem with sagging skin, a full lift may be required.

Cut out the sagginess

This procedure involves an incision, and again, it depends on the extent of the fat build-up. In the arm, it will range from what’s known as ‘short scar brachioplasty’ (under the armpit), or long scar brachioplasty’ (from the elbow to the chest). The thigh lift incision will 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. So if you want to tighten up for summer and beyond, please consult our thigh and arm reduction section1 for further details.

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