Aging, excessive exposure to sun, and lifestyle habits lead to a reduction in collagen and elastin in the skin tissues. This lessens the skin’s elasticity, making the skin droop. Sudden weight loss also leads to excess drooping skin.
Don’t let loose skin make you lose confidence in yourself – come in for a body lift procedure. If the skin on any visible part of your body is showing signs of sagging, you can trim it away with a body lift.
What a Body Lift Does
Loose skin, especially around the midsection, can make wearing certain clothes difficult and can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. A body lift enhances the shape and tone of the underlying tissue. Excess sagging skin and fat are trimmed away in this procedure.
Good Candidates for the Body Lift
The ideal candidate for a body lift is a non-smoker who is in overall good health but is suffering from significant loose skin and sagging fat in multiple areas.
Individuals need to maintain a stable weight after the procedure, as weight fluctuation can affect the results. They need to be committed to leading a healthy lifestyle after the procedure in order to maintain the shape recently acquired. The body lift cannot stop the aging process, but a healthy lifestyle can ensure that you don’t reach the state you were in prior to the operation.
Types of Lifts
Excess loose skin and fat can be removed and tightened with upper, mid, or lower body lifts, depending on where the loose skin is located. The most comprehensive option is the full body lift.
What to Expect from the Procedure
This procedure begins with the administration of anesthesia. Different lifts have different procedures, but the most common technique for the lower body lift involves incisions that are created in a bikini-like pattern. This tightens the abdomen, waist, groin, thighs, and buttocks in one go.
Excess fatty tissue and drooping skin are then removed. Sutures, skin adhesives, surgical tape, or clips are generally used to close the incisions after the surgery is complete.
What to Discuss with Your Doctor Before Surgery
- What type of lift to choose: Your body lift choice will depend on your aesthetic goals, the extent of your sagging skin and fat, and how much skin tightening you want.
- Whether you should get multiple surgeries at once: The doctor, after examining you, will decide whether an extensive single surgery is best for you or you would be better served by getting multiple surgeries with a gap between each.
- Excess fat: If you have significant excess fat, you may need to get liposuction before your body lift.
Your recovery process will depend on the extent of your body lift surgery. Because of this, only the doctor can tell you the projected timeframe for your healing process.
Find out how much time it would take for you to get back to daily activities and plan the surgery date accordingly. It’s also important to find out what kind of post-operative care will be required. If you live alone, you might need to ask someone to stay with you and help out for a time.
Arrange an Informative Consultation to Learn More
Dr. Alexander Golger, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients, will be able to tell you more about body lifts and the right lift procedure for you during a consultation. Schedule your consultation by contacting us today.