Who Is It For?
Excess loose skin can be caused by loss of elasticity related to ageing or major weight loss following a diet or bariatric surgery. Sagging skin can be unattractive and impractical. The areas most commonly affected are the arms, back, thighs and, sometimes, the buttocks (especially in the case of women).
How Is It Done?
The incision is made in the appropriate area, then the skin and underlying tissue is loosened, tightened and the excess removed. If necessary, the muscles are also tightened. During suturing, non-dissolvable or dissolvable stitches are used; non-dissolvable stitches must be extracted, while dissolvable stitches are absorbed by the body naturally, leaving a fainter scar.
The operation (arm lift, thigh lift or back lift) is performed under general anaesthesia and takes from one to two hours.