Thigh Lifts and Arm Lifts from Parkway Plastic Surgery in Kalamazoo
If you have sagging skin on your upper arms or thighs, an arm lift or thigh lift from Parkway Plastic Surgery may be right for you. There are a number of reasons one may be a good candidate for these body contouring procedures. For many people, age is a big factor, but there are also those who have a hereditary disposition. Another common reason one may consider an arm lift or thigh lift, is if they have lost a significant amount of weight. While exercise can help improve muscle tone on these areas of the body, it will not address the excess skin that has lost elasticity, the underlying weakened tissues, or fat deposits. In this post, we will take a close look at these procedures and what you can expect if you decide they’re right for you.
A surgical thigh lift, also known as a thigh plasty, can help to increase self-confidence and limit rubbing that can occur when you have excess fat and skin. Thigh lifts work by reshaping the thighs by reducing unwanted skin or fat, which results in smoother skin and better proportion. Thigh lifts use general anesthesia with recovery to full function happening in 10 to 14 days.
A surgical arm lift, or brachioplasty, reduces drooping and sagging excess skin and soft tissue from the armpit to the elbow, tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduces localized pockets of fat. Arm lifts require general anesthesia, are done on an outpatient basis, with recovery to full function happening in 10 to 14 days.