Dramatic weight loss, whether from bariatric surgery or successful dieting, can lead to many positive life changes, including improved self-confidence and overall wellbeing.
However, there’s also a significant chance that there will be excess skin and residual fat deposits. One procedure that helps with the final steps of weight loss results is the upper arm lift, which according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has seen an increase of more than 4,000 percent since 2000.
With Michelle Obama flaunting her muscled arms along with a variety of additional celebrities, many women are striving for perfectly toned arms. However, the arms have long been a trouble area for women. While diet and exercise can help in some cases, often times brachioplasty, or arm lifts, can be the best answer, especially after extreme weight loss.
In addition to brachioplasty, there are a few other body contouring procedures for optimal improvement. Abdominoplasty addresses the upper and/or lower abdomen to remove excess skin and fat, while mending weakened or separated abdominal muscles. Another recommended procedure is the Medial Thigh Lift, which removes the excess skin on the thighs that is common in patients post weight loss. Patients can also opt for a Back Lipectomy to tone the upper or lower back and flanks, usually on both sides.
As plastic surgery procedures continue to advance and improve, patients can zero in on their specific needs and address their personal causes for concern. Plastic surgery is no longer one-size-fits-all, and that’s great news for people who are considering enhancing their look but who also want options, safety, and the best possible results possible.