A persistent problem for some weight loss patients, it’s challenging to hide excess skin on the arms, especially in the summer. The Arm Lift, or Brachioplasty, is the solution. During this procedure, the hanging skin on the arm is removed.
For individuals who routinely use diet and exercise to control their weight, liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing stubborn fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Liposuction can enhance appearance and boost self-confidence. It is ideal for normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin.
A Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, is often the first procedure after massive weight-loss. The procedure addresses all of the issues relating to the skin of the abdomen, including removal of excess skin that leads to rash and moisture build-up in the beltline. In addition, the ?six pack? muscles are tightened and any hernias or areas of muscle weakness from previous surgery are fixed.
Lower Body Lift
A variant of the Tummy Tuck, the Lower Body Lift is a procedure your Doctor may recommend based on the amount and location of skin remaining after massive weight loss. Some people deposit skin on the hips and flank as much as they do in the tummy.
For those who would like to improve their body contour, or have lost a great deal of weight, a ‘lift’ may be a good solution. A thigh or gluteal lift is plastic surgery that removes and repositions excess skin and fat.
Upper Body Lift
Often following massive weight loss, skin hangs off the body. A typical location for excess skin is in the armpit area. This can be very annoying, particularly for people who are active with their arms during work or recreation. This skin can be difficult to keep dry in the summer months and, for women, awkward to fit into bras.
Skin Cancer Removal
Identifying the presence and type of skin cancer is the first step in getting it under control. We recommend that most skin cancers be surgically removed. Making sure that all of the skin cancer is removed is of utmost importance.
In some cases, the appearance of a scar can be improved with the help of a plastic surgeon, though no scar can be completely removed. Depending on the type of scar, steroid medication injections or a surgical scar revision may be recommended to lessen the appearance of a scar.
Many areas of the body can be smoothed, augmented and reshaped, using existing fat stores. Patients can achieve new contours or greater symmetry by transferring natural fat from one part of the body to another more desirable location.
Post Traumatic Reconstruction
Reconstructive surgery can help correct physical damage caused by a traumatic accident, serious burn, or other significant injury. Depending on the type and extent of damage, Drs. Thomas and Jeffries recommend the safest and most effective type of plastic surgery that will meet the patient’s aesthetic objectives and return them to work or activities as quickly as possible.