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Arm or Thigh Reduction

If you are experiencing loose folds or sagging skin in the arms or thighs as a result of significant weight loss, ageing or genetic factors, Arm or Thigh Reduction surgery can help to restore your body shape and self-confidence by removing the excess tissue.

Dr. Edmund Ek is a specialist Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with expertise in Arm and Thigh Reduction surgery.

Arm or Thigh Reduction surgery is often paired with Body Lift surgery and Liposuction, and is ideally suited for those seeking long-lasting results.

If you’d like to discuss Arm or Thigh Reduction surgery with Dr. Ek, please contact us on (03) 8419 0900.

Making the decision to undergo surgery

To help you make the decision whether to go forward with surgery, Dr. Ek will take the time to explain the pros and cons of your given procedure.

The choice to undergo surgery is one that must be made between you, your loved ones and Dr. Ek, taking into account all the relevant risks, benefits and long-term chances at success. This counselling and education process is vital to ensuring that you have realistic goals and expectations, and that you are making the most informed decision possible.

If you do decide to go ahead with Arm or Thigh Reduction surgery, Dr. Ek will work with you to plan the operation in detail, specifying the exact locations of incisions, how much skin or tissue to remove, and the projected outcome.

Understanding the procedure

Both Arm and Thigh Reduction surgery are often combined with Liposuction and Body Lift surgery to achieve the most proportional, natural-looking results.

Arm Reduction

Your Arm Reduction surgery will remove the excess skin on your arms via incisions generally made on the inside of the arm, from the elbow to the armpit. Dr. Ek may also use liposuction to remove unwanted fat from the area.

The operation is carried out under general anaesthesia.

Thigh Reduction

Your Thigh Reduction surgery will remove the excess skin on your thighs, tightening and lifting the remaining skin to reveal your natural body contours underneath. The operation is carried out under general anaesthesia.

Dr. Ek may also remove small amounts of fat from your thigh area, however Thigh Reduction surgery is not a fat-removal surgery – it is used to remove excess skin only.

What results or outcomes to expect

Our Arm and Thigh Reduction patients generally report a huge positive shift in their self-esteem and confidence, along with improvements in their quality of life thanks to once again being able to do the everyday things they love.

The effects achieved with Arm or Thigh Reduction surgery are generally long lasting. As long as you maintain your body weight and care for the incision sites properly, there are few short or long-term complications that should arise from these procedures.

You can find out more about Arm or Thigh Reductions with Dr. Ek by calling (03) 8419 0900.