Body Lifting in the Vancouver Area
Advances in the science of weight loss, as well as the increased availability of bariatric surgery, have made massive weight loss more attainable than ever before. We are all familiar with the inspirational stories of people who transform their bodies and their lives through hard work and sacrifice. However, for many people who undergo significant weight loss, the excess, stretched skin and fatty deposits that are left behind can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Dr. Mathew Mosher offers body lifting to help Vancouver, British Columbia weight loss patients to complete their journey to a new body.
To find out more about your options for body contouring after weight loss, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mosher at YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Langley. He and his compassionate, experienced staff will help you to fully understand all of your surgical and nonsurgical options for image enhancement.
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Excess, hanging skin and fat in the upper arm area can cause discomfort, chafing, and difficulty finding clothes that fit. Some people are genetically predisposed to carrying excess fat in the upper arm, but for the most part this "batwing" appearance results from overstretched skin left after significant weight loss. Dr. Mosher performs arm lift surgery to improve the shape and proportion of the upper arm.
For most patients undergoing an arm lift, the incision runs along the inside of the upper arm starting at the armpit. Depending on the extent of the skin and fat removal, the scar may extend as far as the elbow. This approach removes the excess skin as well as any residual fat, and restores a slimmer, more proportional appearance to the arm. This procedure is commonly referred to as a brachioplasty and may be combined with liposuction to the upper arm and the adjacent areas if necessary.
A short scar or limited incision brachioplasty may be an option for those that have more limited arm bulk and excess skin. In this case the incision is hidden in the armpit with liposuction often used to decrease the bulk of the upper arm.
In some cases, there is good skin tone and elasticity, allowing for Dr. Mosher to reduce the bulk of the upper arm using liposuction in his Vancouver area clinic. Smartlipo™ is particularly helpful in this area as this less invasive form of liposuction may result in some skin tightening that may eliminate the need for a brachioplasty procedure. In such cases, no skin is removed, and only a few small incisions are made near the elbow and armpit crease. This allows for minimal scarring and a shortened recovery.
Loose, sagging skin and fat on the thighs is a problem for many Vancouver, British Columbia weight loss patients. This condition is not only embarrassing, but it can also cause painful irritation and chafing. Dr. Mosher performs thigh lift surgery to remove the bulk of this excess skin, and restore a more pleasing contour to the upper legs.
Incisions for inner thigh lift surgery are well concealed in the natural folds of the groin or the buttock crease, depending on the areas to be treated. Outer thigh lift surgery is rarely necessary. All of these procedures involve removing excess tissue and tightening the remaining skin to refine the shape of the thighs and create a more toned appearance. Dr. Mosher will thoroughly discuss your thigh lift options with you, and help you to decide whether you need a thigh lift or whether you can get sufficient improvement from Smartlipo to these areas.
Recovery from Body Lifting Procedures
Recovery time will vary depending on the extent of the procedure or procedures you undergo. Individually, Smartlipo, arm lift and inner thigh lift are typically outpatient procedures, but combining body contouring procedures may require spending a night in our ambulatory surgery centre. After your surgery, you will wear a compression garment for approximately two weeks, which helps with healing and comfort. Dr. Mosher will monitor your recovery very carefully, and will advise you as to when you can resume your normal activities.
You have worked hard to lose weight, and you deserve to enjoy the results of your hard work. To learn more about your body lifting options, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mosher at YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Langley. Or you can call his office at (604) 888-9378 to schedule an appointment at your convenience.