Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. Fluctuations in weight, growing older and even heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance.
Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues and localized fat deposits.
If the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat, an arm lift may be right for you. An arm lift:
- Reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow
- Reshapes your arm to result in smoother skin and contours
- Results in a more toned and proportionate appearance
Body Contouring after Major Weight Loss
Enhancing your appearance with skin tightening procedures
Major weight loss often leaves residual excess skin, resulting in sagging wrinkling, and disproportionate appearance. Body contouring and lifting procedures can remove excess sagging skin and fat resulting is a more proportioned appearance and smoother contours. Examples include:
- Tummy tuck/abdominoplasty
- Circumferential body lift
- Arm lift/brachioplasty
- Breast lift/mastopexy
- Face and neck lifts
Fat transfer can remove fat from unwanted areas and move it to other areas of your body. The technique involves harvesting fat using liposuction and injecting it into areas that would benefit from increased fullness or to fill in depressions resulting from injury or previous surgery. This is an option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer to avoid implants.
Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness.
Liposuction, also known as suction assisted lipectomy, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportions.
Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, in other cases it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.
An inner thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the inner thighs to reduce bulging and sagging, particularly after weight loss.
Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases tightens weakened or separated muscles, creating an abdominal profile that is flatter and firmer.