After significant weight loss following weight reduction surgery, a body lift procedure is often required in order to lift, tighten and tone excess sagging skin from the abdomen and lower body. For men and women who struggle with the post-weight loss reality of excess skin, a body lift completes their total transformation.
What is a Body Lift?
A lower body lift is a surgical procedure performed on male and female patients who have undergone extreme weight loss that has left behind excessive amounts of loose, sagging skin around the torso. This procedure may also be combined with others to include liposuction and breast augmentation for a total transformation.
Benefits of a Body Lift
- Flattens and tightens the abdomen and midsection
- Lifts and reshapes the derriere
- Smoothes and tightens skin in the belly, thighs, and buttocks
- Eliminates folds, creases and irregularities, such as cellulite
- Eliminates infections and irritation that result from hanging skin folds
- Creates a tighter, more defined body contour
- Contributes to improved self-confidence, body image and self-esteem
Who Is An Ideal Body Lift Candidate For a Body Lift?
Body Lift procedure
Frequently Asked Questions
How is a Body Lift different then Liposuction?
Liposuction is a far less invasive, non-surgical procedure that only extracts small deposits of fat and does not tighten the muscle, remove sagging skin or eliminate cellulite. Conversely, a lower body lift tightens the skin and underlying muscle, while also eliminating stretch marks and cellulite. If you are unhappy with random deposits of fatty pockets that have stubbornly built up in problem areas, liposuction may be used in combination with a lower body lift procedure to achieve optimal results.
When can I resume exercise after a Body LIft?
Following a lower body lift, it is recommended that you avoid strenuous physical activity for at least six weeks and return to your regular physical activities gradually over time. Because the lower body lift affects large and sensitive areas of the body, it is critical that these areas be provided with sufficient rest and time to heal properly.