You’ve dropped the weight but, unfortunately, your new body doesn’t quite look like you expected. Although you’re now smaller and slimmer, your skin is loose and stretched out. You’ve worked hard for that weight loss; you deserve to complete the journey with a body you love. Ask us about a body lift.
What Is a Body Lift?
A body lift is known for its dramatic results. It is most often performed on patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight or have loose, sagging skin due to aging, sun damage, or pregnancy. During the procedure, excess skin and fat are removed and the body is contoured to achieve attractive curves and a more proportional body shape. It’s not a weight loss procedure nor a fat removal treatment. It is for patients with loose, excess skin.
How Can a Body Lift Help Me After Weight Loss?
Do you have excess skin on the abdomen, hips, buttocks, arms, or face? A body lift may help you to achieve a better body. It can:
- Remove excess skin
- Improve the appearance of stretch marks
- Remove large deposits of cellulite
- Help clothing fit better
- Eliminate rashes and odor under folds of skin
- Make post-weight loss exercise easier and more comfortable
- Reshape and contour the body.
A body lift can be paired with liposuction in patients who need fat removal and skin tightening.
What’s Recovery Like After a Body Lift?
A body lift provides dramatic results, but it is a surgical procedure and does require some downtime while you heal. Your procedure will be custom-designed for you, tightening skin in the areas where you have excess. Recovery times vary substantially depending on the areas where you need treatment. It is generally an extensive procedure and, as such, you should plan for a fairly lengthy period off from work. Most patients plan for about two to three months off post-surgery. During the recovery period, you’ll need to wear compression garments and avoid strenuous activity.
How Do I Maintain My Body Lift Results?
The procedure can provide permanent results and lasting change, but it does not prevent future weight gain. Before scheduling your procedure, make sure that you’re at a weight that you’re able to maintain. Gaining substantial weight after surgery can cause the skin to stretch and may reverse the effects of your procedure.
Get a better body after weight loss with a body lift. Call and schedule your consultation today.