Arm / Thigh Lift
Arm Lift / Thigh Lift is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper arm / Upper Thigh to improve the counter and given an aesthetically pleasing look to the body. Arm lift / Thigh lift can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery, including liposuction to improve the final outcome.
Arm Lift and Thigh Lift
An arm or thigh lift may be worth considering for those who have been actively losing weight, but are unsatisfied with the results.
Before undergoing an arm or thigh lift, Dr Ansari recommends that patients should be at a weight they can comfortably maintain prior to the procedure. This may involve dieting and exercise until your ‘ceiling’ has been reached. For some patients, ongoing exercise and dieting just isn’t possible and under these circumstances a stable body weight may be acceptable. Arm and thigh lifts can provide patients with stunning results that lasts and lasts with care – enhancing self-esteem and motivation. Before we know it – summer will be here in an instant! So why not plan ahead?
A consultation with Dr Ansari will provide full insights into the options most suitable for your lifestyle that best suits your body type, as well as opportunity to discuss your goals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is the right Candidate for an Arm Lift / Thigh Lift procedure?
Many people after significant weight loss or even due to aging process develop loose skin in upper arm and upper thigh areas. This loose skin can cause lack of confidence in those clothings which expose the arms and thigh areas. Arm lift and thigh lift surgery can remove that extra skin from the concerned area to bring the contour and shape back. The arm lift or thigh lift is not a surgical treatment for overweight person. Obese individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until they have been able to achieve and maintain their weight loss.
What type of anaesthesia will I have for my Arm Lift / Thigh Lift?
For Arm lift / Thigh lift procedure can be performed either under Local
anaesthesia and IV Sedation or General Anaesthesia depending on the preference of patient and the doctors. Please speak to your surgeon about which method of anaesthesia he prefers
for this surgery.
How long will it take to perform my Arm Lift / Thigh Lift surgery?
The length of operating room time will vary on the amount of correction
needed by the patient. For a Arm lift, surgical time may only be 1-2
hours. However, for patients requiring Thigh lift if may take a bit longer depending on the size of wound and type of repair. Liposuction is usually performed with these procedures.
Can I get liposuction of other areas at the same time as my Arm Lift / Thigh Lift Surgery?
This is usually decided on a case basis. if a surgeon feels that the patient can
undergo more time under anaesthesia safely or if the patient’s risk of
abnormal blood clotting is relatively low, the surgeon may choose to add
liposuction to the roster. Dr Ansari’s patients do commonly get Liposuction of arms or thighs along with Arm lift / Thigh lift.
Are there any risks with an Arm Lift / Thigh Lift Surgery?
Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the
risks involved with arm lift/ thigh lift. An individual’s choice to undergo a surgical procedure is based on the comparison of the risk to potential benefit.
Potential complications are infection, bleeding, thickened scarring, seroma formation, contour irregularity, asymmetry, nerve damage and loss of sensation.
What should I expect during my Arm Lift / Thigh Lift Recovery? How much does it hurt?
You will be sore, swollen and bruised, you will also not be able to stand up straight, or lie flat for a while (in case of thigh lift procedure). This procedure requires commit to the healing phase and recovery protocol adherence for smooth recovery.
What treatments for my Arm Lift / Thigh Lift Surgery actually work?
Although the resulting scar is truly dependent upon your own body and how you normally heal, Steri-Strips can flatten scars and keep them protected in the interim (although some patients may experience irritation). After some healing and wound gaining the strength, you may wish to ask your surgeon about Silicone Sheeting. Silicone sheeting has a wonderful record in improving scars and from hindering keloids from forming.
Where are the scars after my Arm Lift / Thigh Lift Surgery?
The scars for arm lift are usually at the inner side of the arm, which is not visible when the arm is close to the body, however, on lifting the arm up it will become visible. Similarly, the scars of the thigh lift are in the inner part of the thighs and not visible unless legs are moved apart.
What is the recovery period after Arm Lift / Thigh Lift Surgery?
Recovery time depends on the individual, but usually follows a general pattern. For the first few days, the patients may prefer to take some pain medicine, usually a mild narcotic. During this time they generally stay at home, and they cannot drive a car or operate machinery. Near the one-week mark, when they are on milder medicine, they can start light exercise, such as walking, treadmill, stationary bike, but not impact exercises like running or
The point at which work can be resumed depends upon how the work activities fit into the progression of recovery and this is individualised. We often recommend that an Compression garment be worn for varying lengths of time.
How do I schedule an initial consultation for Arm Lift / Thigh Lift Surgery?
Dr Ansari is an experienced surgeon who is dedicated to helping patients achieve the results they desire. If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of an arm or thigh lift for yourself, contact My Cosmetic Clinic. You can call us on 1300 85 49 89 during working hours. You can also book your appointment or you can send an enquiry through our contact form on this website.