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Body Lift After Massive Weight Loss

Our most successful total body lift patients are those who have had a substantial weight loss, but have retained excess skin that sags. The body lift is an excellent option that is proven to create exciting results! A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.

If you desire a firmer, more youthful-looking body contour, then a surgical body lift may help achieve your goals.  Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. In addition, the procedure(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, commonly known as cellulite.

A body lift may include these areas:

  • Abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
  • Buttocks, that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
  • Groin that may sag into the inner thigh
  • Thigh, including the inner, outer, or posterior thigh, or circumferentially

Total body lift goes beyond traditional body contouring by not restricting the lift to the lower body. It allows the chest, back, and arms to benefit as well. In this procedure, gentle liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat where needed. Large amounts of skin are typically excised and rolls of skin can be smoothed out.

During this procedure, male breast reduction can be used to give men firmer chests while breast lift or breast reduction can help women to reduce sagging and improve the appearance of their breasts. Because skin tightening and lifting occurs to all these areas, an entire body lift can be achieved with effective results and a return to a more youthful figure.

What it won’t do:

Body lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and body lift techniques may be recommended.

Candidates for a Body Lift

Likely candidates are those who need improvement in the areas of the abdomen, thighs, back, arms, and breasts. The body lift will be customized to meet your individual needs.

Good candidates for body lift surgery are:

  • Individuals with significant soft tissue looseness in one or multiple body areas
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what body lift surgery can accomplish
  • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness

Suitability will depend on formal consultation where fitness for surgery will also be assessed and it will be decided if liposuction alone, abdominoplasty with liposuction, or the body lift is more appropriate for the individual patient.

The results will be long-lasting

The results of a body lift are visible almost immediately. However, it may take as much as one to two years, or more, for the final results of the body lift procedures to fully develop.  Scars will remain, but the overall results are long-lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.  Although as your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness.