Body Contouring: Getting Ready for Summer Online Chat

Have the normal effects of aging or childbearing have made you wonder if a cosmetic body contouring procedure is right for you? Body contouring can improve the shape of your body and tighten excess or loose skin. Emory Aesthetic Center plastic surgeon Dr. Felmont Eaves recently held a live online chat and walked participants through both surgical and non-surgical body contouring options – including liposuction, tummy tucks, arm or thigh lifts and surgery after weight loss. To view all of Dr. Eaves’ questions & answers, check out this full chat transcript!

Live Blog Body Contouring for Summer Chat

  • Ann N.

    What are new procedures for arm lifts?

    • Hi Ann,

      Arm lifts continue to evolve as we are doing more of them all the time. Arm lifts can be categorized into short scar techniques, full length techniques, and minimally invasive techniques. The short scar technique leaves a scar that is limited to the axilla (arm pit) and can help looseness in the upper part of the arm closest to the shoulder. But this technique isn’t as effective if the looseness goes far down the arm. In this case a full-length arm lift is recommended, although this does leave a long scar on the inside of the arm. For some patients, if skin laxity of the arms isn’t severe, liposuction alone may give a very nice result with a tiny scar. While there are some companies advertising significant arm tightening with non-invasive procedures, I haven’t seen impressive results with these yet.