Following any substantial weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack elasticity and cannot conform to the reduced body size because it has stretched. Body contouring removes excess sagging skin while improving the shape of the underlying supportive tissue.
Arm lift (brachioplasty) surgery reduces excess skin and fat in the upper arm resulting in a smoother, more toned appearance. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The scar from an arm lift is usually placed either under the arm or in back of the arm. During recovery, gauze and compression bandages will be wrapped around the arm to minimize swelling.
A thigh lift tightens the skin around the inner thigh to create a more toned appearance. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The incision site will vary with the type of thigh lift that is required. During your consultation with Dr. Patel, she will discuss which option is right for you. Following surgery, the incision area will be dressed with gauze to minimize swelling. Heavy activity is restricted for about 6 weeks.
Liposuction focuses on removing pockets of fat that are difficult to target through diet and exercise. The surgery involves making a small incision through which small cannulas are used to suction out fat under the skin and shape the body. After surgery, compression garments are used to facilitate healing and shaping of the body. Although rare, possible risks can include infection, uneven skin contours, and discoloration. At her practice, Dr. Patel is a leading provider of cosmetic liposuction and can work with you to determine which is the best liposuction treatment for your needs.
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