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Body Lift

Men and women who have undergone a dramatic weight gain often find that they have folds of excess skin along their lower bodies.

Many struggle with their new slimmer appearance because these folds of skin obscure the attractive contours they have worked so hard to achieve. This unwanted skin is not only unsightly, but it can also cause painful irritation and chafing and emotional distress. A body lift improves your appearance by eliminating excess skin and fat for better definition.

Benefits of a Body Lift

Address Multiple Areas

Many weight loss patients choose a body lift because it targets multiple treatment areas at the same time. Instead of undergoing multiple individual treatments, the body lift corrects the abdomen, hips, and thighs in one surgery, which saves time and money and provides better results sooner.

Slimmer Body Appearance

Unwanted skin often obscures the contours and definition of your lower body that you have worked hard to achieve. By removing excess skin and treating fat accumulation, you can eliminate unwanted pounds and restore a slimmer body appearance.

Eliminate Pain & Irritation

Excess folds of skin can cause painful irritation and chafing. Many patients also experience emotional pain due to a lack of confidence in their new appearance. The body lift eliminates painful chafing and can improve your self-image and confidence.

Body Lift Areas of Correction

  • An incision is created low in the bikini line and extends out towards the hips
  • Lax abdominal muscles may be tightened using internal sutures
  • Excess skin is trimmed away
  • Tissue is draped to enhance abdominal definition
  • Incisions are extended over the hips and around to the back in some patients
  • Skin that ruins the attractive curvature of your hips is removed
  • Liposuction may be used to enhance the definition along your flanks
  • An improvement to the shape of the buttocks may be achieved as the hips are shaped
  • An incision is created down towards the thigh
  • Depending on the area of skin accumulation, an outer, inner, or combination thigh lift is performed
  • An outer thigh lift improves the appearance of saddlebags
  • An inner thigh lift relieves painful chafing and enhances the appearance of your thigh gap

Before & After Photos

Frequently Asked Questions About Body Lifts

A body lift is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia.

It takes four to six weeks to recover fully from a body lift. A compression garment is worn during the recovery period to improve results. You should limit your physical activities for several weeks. Most patients can return to work ten days after their procedure and resume their regular exercise routine after four weeks.

You will likely experience mild discomfort for a few days following your procedure. Any associated pain is controlled using oral medication prescribed by your surgeon.

A body lift can result in a scar that extends across the abdomen, over the hips, and onto the back. However, scarring is usually located in the bikini line and easily concealed with underwear or a swimsuit. Most scarring is likely to fade over time.

It is recommended that body lift patients are within their ideal weight and have maintained it for six months to a year. Additional weight loss and weight gain following your body lift can alter the quality of your results.

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