Liposuction alone can eliminate the excess fat, but it does not remove the excess skin. That is why a thigh lift may be needed which consists in removing, at the junction of the thigh and groin, the excess of fat and skin. This lifting tightens and tones the contour of the legs.
The scar is hidden in the groin area or in the under crease of the buttock depending on the areas that treated. .
In some cases the scar can extend to the inner knee area. In general, the patient will easily accept the scar if the anticipated result is good.
The best candidates for the surgery are people who have gone through a considerable weight loss and therefore are left with excess skin that has lost its elasticity.
The surgery is done under general anesthesia and usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours.
Arms lift (brachoiplasty)
Excess of loose sin is often considered as a cosmetic default. Sagging tissues are usually the result of aging or weight loss.
Brachioplasty can improve the contour of the arm by removing the relaxed and loose excess tissue. An incision is made from the inner aspect of the arm, from the elbow to the armpit. The scar will therefore be less visible. A liposuction is usually not necessary with this procedure.
The surgery is done under general anesthesia and last approximately 1 ½ hour.
Body surgeries are indicated to everyone with an excess of skin. Following a weight loss, the skin looses its elasticity and a cosmetic correction may be necessary.
This relatively major procedure gives extreme results. It brings corrections the stomach therefore also to the hips, back and buttock. It’s mostly best for patients who have, following a bariatric surgery, experienced a major loss of weight.
The surgery is done under general anesthesia and requires a 3 days hospitalization.
Post-operative information for any body surgery
Bruises and swelling may appear which usually disappear in between 10 to 20 days after surgery.
Pain is generally minimal, mostly limited to a tightness of the skin sensation and numbness. Some discomfort may appear due to the tension made on the stitches. During the scar healing period, all violent stretching movement must be avoided.
- Sport practice may progressively be resumed 6 weeks after surgery.
- The scar usually keeps its pink coloration for 3 months before progressively shading off. The scar will then continue to shade off for 1 to 2 years. Sun exposure must be avoided for the first 3 months.