Lift surgery for the upper arms - thighs - flanks and buttock area
Following excessive weight reduction and occasionally as a consequence of the loss of skin elasticity and weakness of the connective tissue, unattractive excess skin may remain on the upper arms, upper thighs, in the area of the flanks and the skin around the buttocks.
This excess skin can be surgically removed, resulting in a considerably improved body contour. With smaller amounts of excess skin, the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis.
This surgery is carried out either under local anaesthetic and twilight sleep (analgo-sedation) or, where the findings are very pronounced and if the patient prefers it, under general anaesthetic.
First, a tumescence solution is injected into the skin. Next, liposuction is carried out using a fine cannula, and the excess skin is then surgically removed. The wound is sewn up in several layers, using the finest suture material, so that the superficial thread is intracutaneous (lies under the skin) and is not visible. Dissolving sutures are used, so it is not necessary to remove the stitches.
Postoperatively, elastic compression garments must be worn for approximately six weeks. To prevent wound infections, we will prescribe antibiotics for one week. Painkillers will be used to counter any pain, which in any case will be slight. Initially, feelings of tightness and numbness may be felt in the scar area.
The scar will be massaged with scar treatment products to improve scar formation.