i have lost 6 stone and would like a brachioplasty. It looks awful but feels comfortable. My biggest fear is that it will be tight after the initial swelling has gone down and won't feel natural like it does now?
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I am considering an upper arm and inner thigh lift, can they be done at the same time and can the cut be in the groin for leg and underarm for arm, rather than lengthways?
Upper arm lift and inner thigh lift can be done at the same time. As for the incision it depends on what the doctor says. I suggest going in to see a Board Certified Plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for both surgeries and the details of each operation. Thank you for your question and have a great day!
Another very important option/addition to the body contouring field is skin tightening procedures that avoid any skin removal thus avoid long skin scars. The Triplex laser by Cynosure produces very dramatic skin tightening and allows me to now perform more minimum or no-scar arm lifts and thigh lifts than ever before using this technology. It is important to make a consultation with someone that has a lot of experience with this device in order to get the proper level of treatment. What I mean is that often times if you are having something done simply with sedation, the amount of laser treatment can be sometimes less than adequate to produce the collagen shrinkage that you may need. A Board-Certified- Plastic Surgeon that does thigh lifts and arm lifts , but also can offer you the Cynosure Triplex laser treatment is by far the best person to tell you which will work the best in your situation. However, I have no doubt that this treatment is the answer to getting either small scar-or no-scar arm-lifts and thigh lifts in the right group of patients. Good Luck to you!
Congratulations on your weight loss! I understand your concerns about how you will feel after a brachioplasty (arm lift). Though the results do look quite firm, your arms will not feel tight once you have fully recovered. In fact, they won’t feel different from how they feel right now, except that you won’t have any hanging skin. Brachioplasty is one of my favorite procedures because of the great results and immediate benefit of the procedure. I wish you the best of luck in your continued weight loss and body contouring journey!