Arm | Thigh Lift

Arm & Thigh Lift in Annapolis, MD

A brachioplasty, or arm lift, tightens and reshapes the upper arm. An arm lift may be appropriate if you have loose or hanging skin or excess fat in the upper arm despite toning exercises. If there is a minimal amount of loose skin, sometimes liposuction or non-invasive fat reduction techniques alone can be used to re-shape the upper arm. For patients with more skin laxity, an arm lift can be done with either an incision hidden in the armpit or one that extends to the elbow for maximum contour improvement.

If your skin tone is good, reshaping the upper arm can sometimes be done with liposuction alone. In patients who have loose, hanging skin resulting from weight loss or aging, an incision can be made from the axilla (armpit) along the inner arm to remove the excess skin.

Brachioplasty Recovery

Brachioplasty is done under general anesthesia and can be an outpatient procedure. It may require an overnight stay if combined with other procedures. Your arms will be wrapped for the first few days after surgery, and light activity can be resumed 1-2 days after surgery. There will be bruising and swelling for 1-2 weeks after surgery, and the final appearance of your arms will continue to improve for 6-8 weeks.

What Can a Thigh Lift do for You?

A thigh lift tightens and reshapes the thigh region by removing excess skin, and sometimes fat, in order to smooth the legs. A thigh lift can target bulges and excess skin on the outer or inner thighs.

How is a thigh lift performed?

If your skin tone is good, reshaping the thighs can sometimes be done with liposuction alone. In patients who have loose, hanging skin resulting from weight loss or aging, incisions can be made to lift and tighten the inner or outer thighs. For an inner thigh lift, an incision is generally made in the groin crease and extends along the back of the inner thigh. To smooth the outer thighs, an incision can be made extending from the natural buttock crease extending forward, hidden under a bikini brief. The incision pattern is determined by each patient’s particular goals and anatomy.

Schedule A Consultation

Dr. Claire S. Duggal offers various surgical and non-surgical procedures of the face and body to her many patients in the Annapolis area. To learn more about how her specialties can address your unique needs, we invite you to book an appointment today! Dr. Duggal and our staff look forward to meeting you!

What is the Recovery like?

A thigh lift is done under general anesthesia and can be done as an outpatient procedure. It may require an overnight stay if combined with other procedures. Light compression will be used to help with swelling after surgery, and light activity can be resumed 1-2 days after surgery. There will be bruising and swelling for 1-2 weeks after surgery, and the final appearance of your legs will continue to improve for 6-8 weeks.

Contact Us Today

The Sandel Duggal Center for Plastic Surgery is one of the top plastic surgery practices in Maryland and Dr. Claire Duggal has extensive experience in breast and body enhancement procedures.  Schedule a consultation to learn whether an arm or thigh lift is right for you, and to find out why Dr. Duggal’s patients rate her so highly. Contact us online or call 410-266-7120.