Body contouring procedures may include a breast lift for sagging, flattened breasts; tummy tuck for apron of excess skin hanging over the abdomen; lower body lift for sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, groin, and outer thighs; medial thigh lift for sagging of the inner, outer- and mid-thigh; and arm lift for sagging of the upper arms.
IN/OUTPATIENT Either depending on individual circumstances and extent of surgery.
RECOVERY Back to work: 3 to 6 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more. Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years.
DURATION OF RESULTS Permanent.
Side Effects & Risks
RISKS Infection. Fluid accumulation. Injury to the skin. Asymmetry. Excessive scarring if tissue was cut away. Need for second procedure to remove additional tissue.