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When an Arm or Thigh Lift Should Be Considered

Losing weight can be a transformation, but sometimes it doesn’t give you the results you were expecting. Whether you have undergone weight loss surgery or worked hard to lose a significant amount of weight, you may have areas of your body that you are not happy with. Toning exercises may be enough to give you lean muscles, but it won’t do much for the appearance of stretched skin.

Arm and Thigh Lifts

The upper arm and inner thigh are the two most common places to see residual stretching of the skin after significant weight loss. Often people are more self-conscious of this extra skin than they were of the weight they once carried. Having that stretched skin can keep clothes from fitting properly and cause you to wear more covering than you might prefer.

Benefits of Surgery

An arm or thigh lift is a great way to improve your appearance after weight loss. With expert cosmetic surgeons in Tampa, there is very little evidence of the surgery after the fact. You will experience some discomfort and recovery, but the end results will be well worth it. You will have a boost to your self-esteem and confidence. You’ll be able to truly see the results of your hard work and effort to lose weight.

When It is Appropriate

Arm or thigh lifts should be considered only after you have tried other methods of tightening and toning the area. You should also avoid this surgery until you are within 10 to 15 pounds of your target weight. Having the procedure done before you are close to reaching your weight loss goals will only result in further loosening of the skin as you lose more weight.

If you are wondering if an arm or thigh lift is right for you, our expert cosmetic surgeons in Tampa can help you weigh the options. Contact us today for a consultation.

Dr. Bruce Landon

Dr. Bruce Landon is the medical director of Landon Plastic Surgery. Dr. Landon has practiced Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Tampa area for 18 years.

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Dr. Bruce Landon is the medical director of Landon Plastic Surgery. Dr. Landon has practiced Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Tampa area for 18 years.

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