Franklin, TN patients discover thigh and arm lift surgeries are effective loose skin removal procedures
Weight loss is not limited to the abdomen or core of the body. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight may notice sagging, loose skin on their arms or thighs. With excess skin, patients often hide behind baggy clothes. Thankfully, there is an answer, so you can achieve the shapely, youthful body you deserve. In Franklin, TN, the team at CoolSprings Laser, Aesthetic & Skin Care Center offers thigh and arm lift surgery to remove loose skin.
What is a thigh lift or arm lift surgery?
Thigh lift surgery is performed to reshape the thighs, whereas an arm lift, or brachioplasty, reshapes the arms. In either procedure, excess fat and skin are reduced to produce smoother skin. The contours of the arms and legs are smoothed and made more proportionate with the rest of the body. Fitness and weight loss efforts may not be enough to help you achieve your goal of a more toned, firm, youthful body. Exercise cannot tone or remove sagging skin. Surgical intervention can help you achieve your desired body image.
A thigh or arm lift alone cannot remove excess fat. That calls for liposuction to eliminate fatty deposits. Some patients may benefit from a combination of procedures to get the desired results.
Arm and thigh lift surgeries are performed under anesthesia as outpatient procedures. The incision used depends upon the location and size of the area being treated. Incisions are placed as strategically as possible for minimal scarring or scars that can be hidden. The underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped to create the new contours of your arms or thighs. After your procedure, you may have bandages or compression garments to help minimize swelling. Bruising and swelling are common but will subside as your body heals. Your scar will continue to heal and fade over time. The quality and texture of your skin will be improved. Follow your physician’s directions for a speedy recovery and optimal results.