Relaxation and sagging of the skin and tissues in the armpits and inner thighs is common in the elderly, but is sometimes seen in young people.
The reason for these changes at a younger age is most often overweight and subsequent drastic weight loss. The skin in these areas is thin, subject to stretching and subsequent loss of elasticity. The problem, which is aesthetic, is easily overcome with an operation called lipectomy of the arm - brachioplasty, and on the thighs - tielift.
What does the operation consist of?
The operation consists in removing the excess skin and subcutaneous adipose tissue with subsequent lifting of the sagging tissues and their repositioning in a new place. The intervention is successfully combined with liposuction.
What anesthesia is used for the operation?
The operation is performed with endotracheal intubation or laryngeal mask anesthesia.
What is the duration of the operation?
The duration of the operation is from 2 to 3 hours. Patients remain for observation 24 hours in the clinic.
Recommendations AFTER the operation
Patients should wear elastic underwear for 3 weeks. Limit physical activity for a period of 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the volume of the operation.