After weight loss, it’s common to see loose, excess skin or have stubborn areas of fat that are disrupting the toned look you have worked hard to achieve. Typically, loose skin results after losing about 100 pounds or more, but those who lose less weight may also see this issue. In addition to the undesired appearance, excess loose skin can also cause issues like chafing and make it difficult to find clothes that fit properly. Body contouring procedures including an arm lift, thigh lift, lower body lift, or back lift are great options to reduce this excess tissue and help you achieve a slim, toned look.

What is an arm lift?

Brachioplasty or arm lift surgery in Toronto removes excess skin from your upper arms. With an arm lift, you can regain the confidence to wear sleeveless clothes again.

Common Arm Lift Techniques

Traditional method of arm lift

This is a procedure more suitable for Toronto patients who have lost over 45 kg or more, resulting in excessive skin sagging on the arms. In this surgery, the incision scar runs from the armpit to the elbow.

Extended method of arm lift

This procedure may be right for you if you have lost over 43 kg or more in weight and have excessive skin on the arm and outer upper area of the chest. This procedure leaves a scar running from your elbow to the upper chest area.

Minimal incision method of arm lift

This Toronto arm lift procedure is for you if you have lost a minimal amount of weight, resulting in a small amount of excessive skin and are otherwise healthy and fit. This procedure gives you a permanent yet tiny scar in your armpit.

Am I a candidate for an arm lift?

Many women and men who have flabby or sagging skin folds have them because of weight loss. Even though weight loss offers several advantages, one major disadvantage is excess skin that may hang from arms and other body parts after significant weight loss.

Not only is hanging skin on the arm unattractive, it also prevents some people from fitting into sleeved shirts or wearing sleeveless ones with confidence. There is also the problem of irritation and rashes on the underarm skin.

An arm lift in Toronto can help give you the firm, youthful arms you once had. Dr. Plant has been performing arm lift surgery to Ontario patients at his Toronto office. Many arm lift patients from Toronto and the surrounding areas of Markham and Vaughan trust Dr. Plant to perform their surgery because of his personal approach and innovative surgical procedures.

What can I expect from my arm lift?

Any resultant bruising or swelling from the surgery will diminish over the first month and will be completely gone in about three months. The scars also begin to fade within six months, depending on the procedure and your skin type.

How long is downtime for an arm lift?

Whichever procedure is performed for your arm lift in Toronto, your arms will be placed in an elastic sleeve or wrapped for promoting reduction in swelling. All non-strenuous activities can normally be resumed within two weeks, but any strenuous activity and exercise can only be resumed after a month to six weeks.

During the healing period, it is important to prevent the incisions on the arm from being subjected to any abrasion, force, or excessive motion. Speak to Dr. Plant regarding any specific questions you may have about your recovery during a one-on-one consultation at his Toronto office. Our office is conveniently located 42 km East of Mississauga and 26 km South of Markham, Ontario.

What is a thigh lift?

A thigh lift in Toronto removes excess fat around the inner or outer thigh region, tightening the skin and improving the contours of the leg with scars that are well concealed. Thigh lift surgery is performed on the inner thighs, a lift can also be performed on the outer thigh region or may be included with a tummy tuck, liposuction, or buttock lift procedure.

Am I the right candidate for a thigh lift?

Despite diet and exercise, there are always those stubborn and unsightly fat areas on your thighs that you cannot seem to get rid of. Additionally, genetics and age can also result in loss of contour and shape. If you have had massive weight loss, on the other hand, this can also lead to sagging of the skin on the thighs, making them ripple and fold, requiring a thigh lift in Toronto to fix the problem area.

In cases where your weight is not a problem and you follow a healthy lifestyle in terms of fitness and nutrition, and you have excessive tissue on the outer or inner thigh, then you may be the perfect candidate for a thigh lift.

Dr. Plant has been performing thigh lift surgery to Toronto patients and the surrounding areas of Mississauga and Richmond Hill, Ontario. Thigh lift patients trust Dr. Plant for his extensive body contouring knowledge and cutting-edge techniques he uses on a daily basis to get patients the results they desire. With an office in Toronto, Dr. Plant serves the needs of most Ontario patients no matter where they live!

What can I expect from my thigh lift?

If any loose and excessive skin or deposits of fat are the reason for problems, consult with Dr. Plant for a personalized treatment plan to ensure you regain the confidence to wear skirts and shorts once again. Patients who undergo a thigh lift surgery in Toronto are more confident with their bodies. They feel sexier about themselves and fit into clothes they once wore years ago.

What is the recovery time from a thigh lift procedure?

After a thigh lift procedure, bandages or dressings may be applied to the treated area and it may be wrapped in a compression garment or elastic bandage. This ensures any resulting swelling from the surgery is minimized and the new contour is supported while healing.

You will be provided specific instructions including care of the treated site and any drains if required. This will also include information about any oral medications to be taken which reduces the chances of an infection. You will be given information on your follow-up visit with Dr. Plant and about any other concerns regarding your general health and how to recognize any possible complications.

Scheduling a thigh lift consultation

If you think a thigh lift may be right for you, call our Toronto office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Plant. In your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Plant will go over your reasons for wanting a thigh lift and go into greater detail about the procedure to get the desired results you are looking for. Dr. Plant performs thigh lift surgery to patients all over Ontario, and his office is only 15 km South of Markham and 27 km South of Vaughan. Call our office today to schedule your consultation to see if a thigh lift in Toronto is right for you!

What is a body lift?

An arm lift, thigh lift, and other procedures specifically correct conditions of excess sagging skin, or fat and loose tissue that contribute to an undefined shape in the upper arms, buttocks, outer or inner thighs, stomach, hips, and breasts.

A body lift is performed if you have undergone massive weight loss resulting in loose or sagging skin. If there are any hereditary problems or issues that develop after fluctuations in weight or pregnancy, these can be remedied with a body lift, which reshapes your body contours. This procedure can be used to target a specific region of the body or entire regions.

Am I the right candidate for a body lift?

Ontario men and women choose a body lift in Toronto for varying reasons. Reshaping specific parts of the body through weight loss and exercise doesn’t always result in the desired proportions. Those who have lost a massive amount of weight are often left with loose skin.

Contouring of the body not only improves the shape of your body but it also assists you with regaining your lost self-confidence with an improvement in appearance. Dr. Plant performs body contouring surgery at his practice in Toronto, Ontario. Body lift patients in Toronto and the surrounding areas of Markham and Vaughan trust Dr. Plant because of his vast body contouring experience and personal approach with his patients.

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“I have to say Dr Plant is by far the best surgeon I have ever met. His bed side manner is incredible and makes you feel comfortable. He was always available to see for any concerns I had and was very attentive. I’m only a few days out from my bra line/backlift and the results are outstanding , all my extra skin was removed after losing 130lbs and I cant believe the results. I look forward to seeing Dr. Plant for my future tummy tuck and any other future procedures. I couldn’t imagine myself in anyone else’s hands.” Read More Reviews

What can I expect from a body lift?

A body lift near Markham or Vaughan can result in loss of weight ranging from a few to several pounds. However, do keep in mind that this surgery does not replace any weight loss regimen. If your body is within 30 percent of your ideal body weight, this procedure can help you with sculpting your body back into shape. Even though the results are long lasting, results may vary with weight lost or gained after the procedure or due to any other reasons, including pregnancy or aging.

What is the recovery time from a body lift?

Though the recovery depends on the patient, it usually takes from one to three weeks. It is important that you consult Dr. Plant in his Toronto office regarding expectations for recovery. During your consultation, Dr. Plant will go over your goals and reasons for wanting a body lift surgery to see if it is right for you. Dr. Plant treats patients from many areas, including the Clearview and Scarborough regions. For Ontario patients, Dr. Plant’s office is conveniently located 26 km South of Richmond Hill and 42 km East of Mississauga. Give us a call today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Plant.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is most commonly performed for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight or see changes to their abdominal area after pregnancy. Also known as an abdominoplasty, this procedure reduces excess skin and fat and repairs the abdominal muscles, which can become separated for various reasons. Depending on your needs, your tummy tuck options may include a mini tummy tuck, short-scar abdominoplasty, or Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty, among others.

Breast Lift

Losing weight, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and the natural aging process can make breasts begin to sag or droop. A breast lift reshapes the breast tissue for a more youthful shape and position. This procedure does not utilize breast implants or change the overall size of the breasts.

Breast Augmentation with Lift

Losing weight, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and the natural aging process can make breasts begin to sag or droop. A breast lift reshapes the breast tissue for a more youthful shape and position. This procedure does not utilize breast implants or change the overall size of the breasts.


A facelift is a procedure which remedies issues like sagging, jowls, and wrinkles or folds which can commonly be seen in the face either due to age or a loss of volume. Modern deep plane facelift techniques can reshape fat or muscle in the face for a youthful look in addition to tightening drooping skin.


For stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to exercise, liposuction is a great option. Liposuction is best for patients who are at or near their ideal healthy weight but still have some areas of fatthat are disrupting their desired body contour. The procedure works by making a small incision in the treatment area to insert a cannula, which is then used to suction away and permanently remove fat.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about your body contouring and weight loss procedure options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Plant in Toronto. Call (416) 907-4704 or contact our office online to schedule your appointment.


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