When is an arm or thigh lift appropriate?
As we age, the skin on the inside of the arms tends to sag, especially if there has been a significant or repetitive fluctuation in weight. Arms look crinkly or flabby and it can feel embarrassing to wear short-sleeved clothes. When skin sags, it can also make you feel self-conscious about wearing certain clothes, especially if there is redness or soreness due to rubbing. When you have an arm lift (brachioplasty), this involves removing the excess skin from the inner part of the arm and tightening it up again. If necessary, this can also be combined with liposuction, to remove any excess fat from the arm. The arms becomes firmer and more in proportion.
For legs, especially the inner thighs, there is a similar issue: the skin tends to be quite thin and fragile here and quickly shows the signs of aging and weight fluctuation, notably during pregnancy. If excess fat accumulates, then the skin inevitably stretches. This can then understandably lead to reluctance to wear shorter clothes when it’s hot or even difficulty in walking. As with the arm lift, the thigh lift will enable the surgeon to remove excess skin and provide a toned look. For excess fat on the thigh(s) liposuction is required.
Both procedures can be carried out from the age of 18 years.