Following significant weight loss, the skin and soft tissues of the arm and inner thigh can become loose and sag. Many patients do not like the appearance of the excess, sagging skin and are self-conscious about their arms and inner thighs. The excess skin may also be problematic as the arm can rub on the side of the chest and the inner thighs can rub together. Arm lift (brachioplasty) and inner thigh lift can improve the appearance and reduce the rubbing of the arms and inner thighs by removing this excess skin and improving the contour.
Good Candidates for Arm and Inner Thigh Lift
Good candidates for arm and inner thigh lift surgery are patients who have:
- Undergone significant weight loss
- Have a stable weight
- Have loose, sagging skin of the arm or inner thigh
- Whose weight is close to or within ideal range