Can I Get An Armlift, Buttock Lift and Thigh Lift Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I weighed around 95 pounds before I had ovarian cancer.  After my cancer treatments, I gained 130 pounds.  I ended up have gastric bypass surgery and now have lose skin that needs to be taken off. Had a tummy tuck in 2001 so, don’t have too much loose skin in the tummy area. I am interested in my butt, arms and legs…can you help me with this?

A: Thank you for your inquiry. I am going to assume that you need a traditional arm lift (brachioplasty) and an extended inner thigh lift, which would be standard for many extreme weight loss patients after gastric bypass surgery. While every patient is different, I will assume these issues as a starting point. Your butt concern is harder to figure as I am uncertain whether an upper buttock lift or a lower buttock tuck tuck needs to be done. I will assume for now that an upper buttock lift (lower back lift) need to be done as this would be most common in the bariatric surgery patient. It is also a way to finish off a circumferential lower body lift as a second stage procedure to your initial tummy tuck done previously.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana