Laxity and sagging seen in the arms and thighs are definitive signs of ageing. They can be accentuated by a genetic predisposition for laxity, fluctuating weight, massive weight loss as a result of bariatric surgery, etc.
Arm and thigh lift procedures require careful planning regarding the amount of skin excision, optional placement of scars, whether to include liposuction in the procedure, etc., as meticulous planning gives the best possible results. The typical duration of an arm lift is about 2 to 3 hrs. About 2 to 3 hrs are required for an inner thigh lift and 3 to 4 hrs for total thigh lifts. In the presence of a suitable operating team and multiple surgeons, arm and thigh lifts can be combined and simultaneously operated, patient factors have to be taken consideration as well. (Fitness for surgery).