A lot of people put in the hard work and exercise to lose weight, achieve their goals, and then start to notice their skin sagging in multiple different areas of their body. If you are one of these people and sagging skin is standing in the way of your happiness, consider a body lift.
A body lift is a surgical procedure that comprehensively removes folds of excess skin, leaving you with the trim and toned look you desire. Excess skin around the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs can be removed during a body lift.
Depending on the distribution of the sagging skin, a body lift can be partial or complete. A partial body lift concentrates on a certain area of the body, like the upper, middle, or lower body. A complete body lift, on the other hand, treats at least two of these areas, if not all three.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Body Lift?
Healthy adults who have lost a lot of weight and reached their weight-loss goals can consider a body lift. Here are more requirements if you are considering a body lift:
• You should not be suffering from any serious medical conditions.
• Your weight needs to be stable and not fluctuating.
• You should be rid of all your excess fat.
• You do not plan to get pregnant in the future.
• You follow a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Dr. Miranda will advise you on any other requirements based on your particular case.
How Does a Body Lift Work?
During a body lift, general anesthesia is used to ensure that the patient is unconscious and comfortable. According to your needs, Dr. Miranda will decide if you require a full or partial body lift. A full body lift might need to be split into more than one procedure if necessary.
Incisions are made in the areas where excess skin needs to be removed. This skin is then removed and the remaining skin is redraped and sutured in place.
After Your Procedure
After surgery, the incisions will be dressed with gauze, which will remain in place for about a week to ten days. You will be required to wear a compression garment to help the skin conform to its new shape and heal faster.
It is not uncommon to experience some amount of bruising, swelling, and stinging at the site of the incisions and where the skin has been stretched. These side-effects are normal and will pass in a couple of weeks as your body heals.
The body lift is not meant to remove excess fat from the body, only excess skin. Dr. Miranda will be able to give you a better idea of what you can expect after your surgery. In the majority of cases, patients are happy with their results and can finally start to enjoy the shape of their newly contoured body.
Set Up an Appointment to Find Out More
A body-lift consultation with Dr. Edward Miranda is the first step towards getting rid of that excess sagging skin. Dr. Miranda, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will be available to meet with you for a consultation, so contact our office today to get started.