ARM LIFT (BRACHIOPLASTY) AFTER MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS
The upper arms, axillae, and adjacent chest area of a patient after considerable weight loss can be problematic. Women and men can develop excessively loose skin, extending from the arms to the chest wall and breast region. The draping of the skin can be awkward to cover up, even in long-sleeved clothing.
An arm lift is a procedure that can help improve this problem. The incision goes from the elbow to the axilla (armpit), down the upper chest area, and blends into the breast region. This technique helps tighten the entire area of concern. The incision often blends or fuses the breast incisions to achieve a more tapered appearance.
LOWER BODY LIFTING AFTER MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS
Circumferential body lifting, a procedure that has been evolving since the 1960s, can be used to address severely lax tissue around the torso. Since the incision follows much of the line where a belt might be worn, it is often called a “belt skin reduction.” This approach incorporates a tummy tuck and wide waist excision of tissue extending around both sides to the buttocks crease in the back. This will excise a substantial amount of tissue from the mid-torso region, providing an additional lift to the anterior-lateral thigh and buttock region.
This is a significant surgical procedure, and it is sometimes done in two stages. Dr. Delgado’s patients are typically pleased with the results of this procedure.