Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

Body Lifts Following Massive Weight Loss

Individuals who have undergone massive or significant weight loss often desire procedures to correct looseness of skin in the arms, thighs and other areas, as well as requesting many of the procedures already described. The most common areas of concern are the backs of the arms and the inner thighs. Both areas can be significantly improved with lifting procedures.

These procedures accomplish what no amount of exercise, or “spot training” can achieve. It must be understood that while these procedures can achieve dramatic results, that nothing can totally reverse the effects of massive weight loss on the skin.

The arm lift, or brachioplasty, removes excess skin and tightens the back of the arm. Most of the time the scar resulting from this operation can be hidden on the inner aspect of the arm, so that it is not visible with the arms in a resting position.

The inner thigh lift tightens the skin and removes excess tissue in this area. The majority of the time the scar is placed in the groin and very high up in the crease of the leg. If the skin is extremely loose, an additional scar will be necessary along the inner aspect of the thigh. Virtually everyone feels that the scars are worthwhile tradeoffs for the quite often dramatic improvement these procedures provide.