Tighten Up and Lose the Loose
Westport | Fairfield CT
If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight — through exercise, diet or bariatric surgery — your new body may be burdened with excess skin and droopy folds across the upper and lower body.
You can increase your comfort and confidence with a body lift from Westport and Fairfield, Connecticut-area plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Mahony.
During the procedure, Dr. Mahony can “lift” and remove you extra skin folds from virtually every area of the body that is desired. If you have excess skin around your waist and thighs, Ellen offers lower body lifts that combine a tummy tuck and liposuction, along with skin removal around the pubic area, buttocks, thighs, and hips.
While these combined procedures can make a huge difference, your lower body isn’t the only area that Dr. Mahony can improve. A brachioplasty, or upper arm lift, can remove excess skin that flaps beneath the arm to give your upper arms a tighter, more toned appearance. In addition, an upper body lift can smooth out folds that extend from the chest area to the mid-back. And, if your skin has retained its elasticity, liposuction can remove fatty tissue in your arms and back.
With any of these procedures, Dr. Mahony’s ultimate goal is to make you feel comfortable and secure in your new body. You can count on that.
See Dr. Mahony’s results: before and after body lift.
ASK DR. MAHONY
Unfortunately, there really is no way to spot reduce any trouble area on the body. And, if you have excess skin from a dramatic weight loss it can be especially loose requiring surgical removal of the excess skin. The tightening I’m able to perform in the procedure gives the most desirable result. For patients that have good skin elasticity but fatty tissue under the arm, I sometimes use liposuction to get the desired result of fat removal and skin tightening.
Is Brachioplasty a Solution for You?
Recovery time from a body or arm lift includes some bruising and tightness. You will be able to shower the day after surgery and can expect to feel good around 2 weeks afterwards. You should also avoid bending and lifting for about 2-3 weeks. Time out of work also varies but will probably be about 7-10 days. If your procedure includes liposuction, you should expect some bruising and swelling for about 10 days. Time out of work varies individually but may only be about 3 days. Anticipate another 3 weeks before you hit the gym or do any other type of heavy lifting.