Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Losing a significant amount of weight can be a wonderful, life-changing event, but can also lead to loose and saggy skin between the elbow and armpit. If you want to tighten up the skin under your arms, an arm lift, or brachioplasty, can help by removing the loose and saggy skin. Liposuction can be a component of brachioplasty.
During an arm lift, excess skin and fat are removed from the underarms — between the armpit and elbow. The skin is then draped back over the newly repositioned contours.
Body Contouring/Excess Skin Removal
Unmanageable and sometimes unhealthy excess skin can be the result of significant weight loss. After all that hard work and dedication, you want to look and feel your best. Body contouring can help by removing the excess skin, successfully revealing the person who has worked diligently toward a healthier and trimmer body.
Buttocks, thighs and abdomen can be stubborn areas to lose excess fat or skin. Fortunately, liposuction and body contouring can help slim and reshape those stubborn areas.
During tumescent liposuction, the most common type of liposuction, the surgeon uses a thin tube (cannula) attached to a vacuum to remove fat from under the skin. In some cases, the surgeon may insert the cannula through several points to treat an area from different angles.
Aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, surgery and other factors can result in excess skin and fat around your mid-to-lower-abdomen. If you'd like to improve the look of your waistline, a tummy tuck can help.
Tummy tuck, abdominoplasty and panniculectomy are procedures to remove excess skin and fat from the mid-to-lower-abdomen. This surgery flattens the abdomen and provides improved contour.
During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. The skin is then draped back over the newly repositioned contours to create a smoother and more toned look.