Weight Loss and the Stages of a Body Lift

If you have lost a significant amount of weight, a lower body lift is an effective cosmetic procedure for enhancing and slimming the areas affected by resulting sagging skin, such as the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Loose skin is removed for a more toned appearance, residual fat is excised, and weak muscles are tightened. After a body lift, patients enjoy a newfound confidence and an improved appearance.

Body Lift Personalization

Since every body lift patient has unique needs, Dr. Robert Aycock will tailor your procedure based on the affected areas and degree of correction required for optimal improvement. Generally, the stages of a body lift are performed based on each patient’s specific areas of concern.

A body lift is often combined with inner thigh lift, arm lift, breast lift, breast augmentation in women, or gynecomastia correction in men. Liposuction to remove localized fat may also be performed in conjunction with each stage to provide optimal recontouring results.

The Three Stages

The body lift procedure can take anywhere from a few hours to several hours, depending on the extent of the issues. In the first two stages, the buttock, thigh, back, and hip areas are targeted. Sagging skin resulting from weight loss and aging is excised, and liposuction is applied to remove stubborn fat cells. During the third and final stage, excess skin and fat is removed from the abdominal area and the core muscles are tightened in a method similar to a tummy tuck.

Are You a Candidate?

If you have shed significant weight through diet and exercise, gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding, or other method, a body lift can help you achieve a normal, healthy-looking body contour through the removal of excess skin and residual fat deposits. The entire trunk area is reduced, firmed, and smoothed for results that help you finalize your appearance after weight loss.

For an in-depth look at the body lift procedure, our Lower Body Lift presentation includes procedure steps, preparation, and post-surgery information. To discuss your body lift candidacy, please contact Dr. Robert Aycock in the Bay Area.

By | 2014-06-03T15:01:33+00:00 July 8th, 2011|Body Contouring|

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