Arm, Thigh, and Back Lift in Dallas, TX, with Dr. Stephanie Teotia
If you are getting older and experiencing sagging skin or have recently lost a significant amount of weight, you may be self-conscious about your appearance. This can be especially true when wearing summer clothes like shorts and sleeveless tops. In addition to her well-known facelift, neck lift, and brow lift surgeries, Dr. Stephanie Teotia also offers arm, thigh, and back lifts.
If you are worried about the emergence of “batwing” arms or drooping skin on your back or thighs, call Dr. Teotia’s all-female team today at (214) 823-9652 or contact us online. We proudly serve patients throughout the greater Dallas metropolitan area, including Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek, and other neighboring communities.
What Can Body Lifting Procedures Do for You?
No matter how diligently you work out or diet, skin that has stretched due to weight gain or that has lost elasticity during the aging process cannot snap back to a tight, youthful contour. The goal of an arm, thigh, or back lift is to remove this lax, sagging skin and tighten the remaining skin to create a firmer and younger appearance. Body lifting surgeries also prevent issues like painful rashes and uncomfortable chafing that can be a side effect of lax skin.
In performing lifting procedures, Dr. Teotia can reduce your excess skin and reshape common problem areas like your thighs, back, and upper arms.
What Happens During an Arm, Thigh, or Back Lift?
Before performing lifting surgery, Dr. Teotia will ensure your anesthesia has taken effect and that you are comfortable. She will then make the necessary incisions to remove unwanted skin in the target area and close the incisions with sutures.
After a brief stay in the recovery area, you will be sent home after surgery to rest. You will need to have a trusted friend or family member available to drive you home, since you will still be drowsy from the anesthesia.
Why Choose Dr. Teotia for an Arm, Thigh, or Back Lift?
Creating a Partnership
When you decide to have a major plastic surgery procedure, you’ll want a surgeon who is on your side. Dr. Teotia and her all-female staff strive to give each patient the look they want, rather than pushing a single standard of beauty.
Skill and expertise
Dr. Teotia uses some of the most advanced breast augmentation techniques in her practice. Her compassionate, cutting-edge approach enables her to make smaller incisions while reducing the risk of infection and speeding recovery.
Teotia prides herself on delivering an outcome that never looks overdone. During your personalized consultation, she will plan your procedure with you to produce results that are in harmony with the rest of your body.
Let's Start a Partnership!
Dr. Teotia believes during every aspect of your aesthetic journey, trust and communication are essential. When you choose to partner with Dr. Teotia, you can expect a personalized approach from a specialist who genuinely has your best interest in mind. She invites you to meet with her and our friendly, all-female team to learn more about what we can do for you.
Who Is a Good Candidate for an Arm, Thigh, or Back Lift?
The best candidates for any lifting procedure will have loose, sagging skin that they want to tighten. If stubborn fat deposits in these areas are also a concern, Dr. Teotia may recommend adding liposuction to your arm, thigh, or back lift.
In addition to having undesirable skin laxity on your upper arms, thighs, or back, you should also:
- Be in general good health, with no underlying risk factors that might lead to surgical complications
- Be a nonsmoker or be willing to quit smoking for at least several months before your surgery and while you are healing
- Have realistic expectations
- Understand the risks involved
What Is Recovery Like After Lifting Procedures?
You will notice an immediate improvement following your arm, thigh, or back lift surgery. However, you will not see your ultimate results until the initial swelling and bruising have resolved. While you recover, you will need to wear compression garments to support your new contours and minimize swelling.
Dr. Teotia will provide you with specific directions on what to do during your healing period, including when to return for follow-up appointments. While light movement, such as walking, promotes healthy circulation during the recovery phase, please do not resume more intense workouts until Dr. Teotia gives you clearance to do so.
You may feel well enough to return to work after a week or two. However, wait until Dr. Teotia gives you clearance to return to a strenuous job that requires heavy lifting, stretching, or bending. You can manage pain with medication, and you may want to have someone help you around the house while you heal.
FAQs About Arm, Thigh, and Back Lifts
Dr. Teotia always uses her surgical skill to make small, inconspicuous incisions that heal as discreetly as possible, but it is essential to note that lifting procedures will leave you with some scars. Most patients report that their results are worth it. Be sure to discuss any concerns with Dr. Teotia during your consultation. She can give you advice for minimizing scarring, such as applying topical ointments and avoiding excessive sun exposure. Time will also help scars fade and flatten.
Body lifting surgeries only address loose, sagging skin, not fat. If you are also concerned about undesirable fat pockets on your arms, thighs, or back, you may wish to add liposuction to your lifting surgery. When meeting with Dr. Teotia, she can help you determine whether a combination approach would be best.
If you are in good overall health and are at or near your goal weight, you can consider getting body contouring six months to a year after significant weight loss. During your consultation with Dr. Teotia, she will ask you questions about your health history to determine whether you have any conditions that may adversely impact your results, recovery time, or cause complications such as bleeding or infection.
Significant weight fluctuations can dramatically affect the results of a body lift. For example, weight loss can lead to more excess skin, and weight gain can erase your new contours.
Plastic surgery is an elective procedure, so most insurance companies will not cover the cost. That said, it is smart to check with your provider and ask what they are authorized to pay.
Schedule Your Arm, Thigh, or Back Lift Consultation in Dallas, TX
Dr. Teotia and her welcoming, all-female team are here to help you feel confident in your decision to improve your self-esteem and quality of life with cosmetic surgery. As a board-certified, highly experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Teotia is your partner in your journey to enjoying your look and moving confidently through life. If you are ready to schedule your arm, thigh, or back lift consultation, please contact us today for a consultation. Dr. Teotia will craft your individualized surgical plan for the most natural results.