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Loose, sagging skin in the thighs and arms can prevent you from having the toned, sculpted figure you desire. This can occur due to the aging process, significant weight loss and several other factors. Fortunately, Dr. Kleto can help you address these concerns in order to achieve the contoured look you desire.
If you’d like to tighten loose skin in the upper arms, an arm lift may be an excellent option for you. If your primary area of concern is your thighs, you may be an excellent candidate for a thigh lift. You can learn about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Kleto in person. Please call 865.524.2442 to schedule a consultation.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Thigh Lift and Arm Lift?
The best candidates for these cosmetic procedures are in good health and have reasonable expectations. It is also crucial to reach a healthy and stable weight before scheduling surgery. Individuals who smoke will be asked to quit in order to support proper healing and good results.
If you want to eliminate loose skin and excess fat from your upper legs, then a thigh lift procedure might be the best solution. It can help even when other methods, such as diet and exercise or non-surgical skin tightening treatments, have failed to offer an improvement.
Similarly, if you have excess skin or significant sagging on your upper arms, then an arm lift could be the perfect match for your needs. It is the most effective way to eliminate so-called bat wings.
How Long Do the Results of a Thigh and Arm Lift Last?
Thigh lift and arm lift patients can typically enjoy their flattering results for decades after surgery. These two procedures remove excess skin and fat to provide some very long-lasting outcomes.
Of course, no cosmetic surgery can stop the hands of time. Your skin will continue to age and change after your procedure. That said, you can help maintain your results with a few steps:
- Eat well
- Exercise regularly
- Keep your weight stable
- Limit unprotected sun exposure
What Is The Recovery And Aftercare For a Thigh or Arm Lift?
Whether you are getting a thigh lift or an arm lift, you can expect at least several weeks of recovery time. You will not be able to work or complete any strenuous physical activities. Our office will also give you detailed instructions that explain how to care for your body while it heals.
You may be asked to follow these and other aftercare guidelines:
- Do not smoke
- Avoid putting pressure on your incisions
- Wear your compression garment
- Take any medications as directed
- Contact our office with any questions
How Safe Are Arm and Thigh Lift Surgeries?
Body contouring surgeries are generally considered safe when performed by an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. Serious complications are rare with an arm or thigh lift.
Good pre-operative and post-operative care can go a long way towards reducing complications. You can set yourself up for success by carefully following the instructions provided by Dr. Kleto.
How Painful Is a Thigh or Arm Lift Procedure?
Thigh and arm lift procedures are performed under general anesthesia. That means you will not feel anything until you wake up. And you will be carefully monitored after your procedure is over.
It is normal to experience some discomfort during the recovery. This discomfort can typically be managed with pain medication and good aftercare. Some patients feel more tightness than pain.
What Is A Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure in which excess skin and fat can be removed from your upper thighs to produce a smoother, more contoured look. A thigh lift is often best for people who have lost significant weight following weight loss surgery or pregnancy.
Substantial weight loss can leave you with thighs that detract from your overall figure, limit your clothing options, and leave you feeling less appealing.
Working closely with Dr. Kleto, you can determine if a thigh lift alone, or combined with another procedure such as a butt lift, will help provide you with your desired outcome.
What to Consider Before a Thigh Lift?
Thigh lifts are a major surgical procedure. It is important to keep this in mind prior to committing to surgery. Depending on the amount of skin and excess tissue that will need to be removed, Dr. Kleto may need to make several incisions along your upper thigh. Most incisions can be hidden within the natural folds of the groin, but some scarring may still be visible following your surgery.
Following your procedure, you will need to wear compression garments. This will help reduce swelling, improve healing, and help your skin conform to its new, slimmer shape. Most patients are able to return to work within two to three weeks and resume more strenuous activities after four to six weeks. Dr. Kleto will work with you during your recovery period to help ensure everything is progressing as it should.
While a thigh lift is a major procedure and recovery can be mildly uncomfortable, the final results of a thigh lift will be permanent. Many patients find the recovery period negligible in comparison to having a sleek, slender, and attractive upper thigh. Dr. Kleto will be happy to answer any questions you have and to tell you more about the many benefits of thigh lifts during your initial consultation.
What Is An Arm Lift?
An arm lift is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat in your upper arms in order to deliver a more toned appearance. This procedure is most commonly performed to provide better definition after significant weight loss, helping you put the finishing touches on all of your hard work.
Your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Kleto will make an incision along the inner side of your arm. This incision is placed on the mid-upper arm in order to conceal the scar underneath a short-sleeved shirt. Dr. Kleto will then remove excess skin and fat. The incision is closed using sutures.