Our skin sags as a natural consequence of the ageing process. Arms and thighs, in particular, tend to lose their muscle tone and firmness and the layers of muscle and fat become thinner.
Body Lift Surgery
The Body Lift Surgery Procedure
A body lift such as an arm or thigh lift can help to restore and tighten these areas, giving you a firmer, lifted, more youthful look and enabling you to wear tighter clothing or swimwear with confidence.
In arm lift surgery, incisions are made along the inner arm, extending from the armpit to the elbow. The length of the scar will depend on the reduction of excess skin removed to achieve your particular requirements. The skin is then separated from the underlying fat and muscle and the excess skin is carefully removed.
With arm lift surgery the incision is placed in the armpit only. Although the skin tightening is limited in this procedure, the scar is better hidden in the arm pit.
With thigh lift surgery, an incision for the reduction is made along the inside of the inner thigh, which may extend from the front towards the back. Excess skin is then carefully removed.
Will my consultation be with a surgeon?
All consultations take place with a surgeon. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you would like.
During your initial consultation, we will ask you about the results you are looking for and explain the procedure so that you understand every stage of the process. The most important thing is that you feel completely at ease in our care and fully aware of the procedure and the resulting enhancement.
Are your consultations free?
All of our consultations are free with no obligation. You will be provided with advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire.
What will happen after Body Lift Surgery?
Following your body lift surgery, your surgeon will see you when you have recovered to check that all is well, and will discharge you providing you are fit to return home. You will be given medication and full post-operative instructions along with appropriate telephone numbers in case you need to contact us at any time. A firm garment is applied for 2-4 weeks. There is limited mobility for the first 1-2 weeks after body surgery.
You will see the nurse 7-10 days after your body lift surgery so that she can check your progress. Sutures may need to be removed.
You will see your surgeon once more at between 8 and 10 weeks after your body lift surgery for a full post-operative consultation.