Body Contouring

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow.  It helps reduce excess sagging skin along with tighten and smooth underlying supportive tissue to gives the arms a more contoured look. Although it is not intended as a substitute or a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, arm lift surgery can provide substantial positive results for many patients.

Why to consider an arm lift?

  • Sagginess in underarm skin
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Tighten loose or unwanted skin in the upper arm

Results & Recovery

You will be able to see results immediately following this procedure and will improve even more in the weeks to come. Dressing and bandages will applied to to your incisions, and your arms may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or compression garment. Most patients are able to return to work within 7-10 days with minor discomfort. Within 4-6 weeks bruising and swelling should subside and patient can resume heavy lifting and physical activity. More details and instructions on your post-op care will be provided, and you may return to normal activities after your post-op visit with us.

Thigh Lift

Sagging thigh and buttock skin along with cellulite are the primary indications for a thigh lift. Thigh lifts, in combination with liposuction, can remove excess fat and skin, resulting in smoother skin with better contour and often an improvement in cellulite.

Why to consider a thigh lift?

  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Loose flabby skin
  • Buttocks lacking shape

Results & Recovery

Patient can return to work within 7-10 days following surgery. Swelling and bruising usually subside after a month and you can return to normal activities to follow. It will take up to 6 months for you to see full results after healing.

Buttock Lift

For excess skin in the buttocks area, that persists despite diet and exercise, a buttock lift may be appropriate. In fact, most patients can address their concerns with sagging buttocks solely with diet and a rigorous exercise program. This involves removing excess skin over both buttocks with an incision that extends from the hip to the midline on the back in a curvilinear fashion. Excess skin is removed and tissue from the buttocks in transposed superiorally.Typically, the best candidates for this surgery are those who have had massive weight loss after bariatric surgery.

Why to consider a buttock lift?

  • Give you a more youthful aesthetic
  • Reduce fat pockets on hips and thighs
  • Enhance body proportions

Recovery & Results

Following the procedure you will experience swelling and soreness and should not sit directly on your buttocks for severals day after. All symptoms should subside after 6 weeks and best results will be seen within 4-6 months following.

If you have questions or concerns about body contouring options, schedule a one-on-one consultation with David M. Godat, MD, to learn more. Request an appointment online or give us a call to schedule.


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