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Arm Lift and Thigh Lift Procedures After Weight Loss

The loss of a dramatic amount of weight is very exciting and rewarding. You feel much healthier and probably much happier. Whether you have achieved your new and improved diet and exercise by one or more surgical procedures like liposuction or gastric bypass is a different matter.

Fortunately modern technology and plastic surgery has made it possible for you to cut and strengthen your skin to enhance and complement your weight loss joy. The most popular surgeries after serious amount of weight loss are the arm lifts and thigh lifts.

An arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty is a procedure to get rid of extra, lying on the skin of your arm. To perform this procedure, a plastic surgeon will first give you a general anesthetic or a sedative intravenously or general anesthesia. Then he or she will make an incision along the inside of your arm from the armpit to the elbow. The incision can also be made at the rear of the arm. If you feel that you need to get rid of the extra fat from your arms, your surgeon can aspire to liposuction the excess at this point. The plastic surgeon then reshapes the tissue tightens and the permanent sutures. He or she removes excess skin of the arm and extends from the skin remains to sew it back up.

An arm lift can be performed in a facility or outside of a hospital and it usually takes an hour or two to complete. Dressings and stitches will be removed after a few days and you can be back to work or other normal activities (excluding exercise) in a week. The recovery of an arm lift includes swelling and bruising and pain that can be managed with medications. The main negative side effects of an arm lift is the scar on his arm. You just have to decide if you prefer to have stretched his arms with a long scar or flabby arms without scar.

A thigh lift can help you get rid of the loose and dimpled skin on your thighs. There are three different types of leg lifts. These include the lift on the areas of the inner thigh, the thigh bilateral and median thigh. They are all slightly different focus areas and differences in the precise positioning and size of the incision. In general, however, a lift is performed as a thigh incision is made between the thigh and the pubic area. Some excess skin (and fat through liposuction, if desired) is excised and the rest is from the skin to respond to and the incision is sewn together. All lifts are intended to reshape the leg and reduce the appearance of cellulite and sagging skin.

The recovery of a thigh lift is very similar to lift an arm, but with slower recovery. It takes usually two weeks before, you can return to work and three weeks before the swelling really starts to calm down. May you find uncomfortable to sit or lay on his back for some time. When you heal, there will be scars, but usually they are easily hidden by rows of swimsuits or sub-lines.

About Author
Siamak Agha-Mohammadi, MD PhD is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. We offer Orange County Liposuction, arm lift, Plastic Surgery Orange County, thigh lift, and Orange County Abdominoplasty.

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