A body lift is designed to remove, reshape and lift excess skin and tissue from the abdominal area, extending around the sides and into the buttocks, hips, and lower back. These areas can suffer the loss of elasticity from the normal aging process, sun damage, pregnancy, and weight loss. A body lift may improve dimpled and irregular skin and create a more contoured and smoother surface.
Who is a good candidate for a body lift?
Individuals who have noticeable skin looseness in one or more body areas
are typically good candidates for this procedure. Dramatic weight loss from
diet and exercise or from bariatric surgery can leave one with loose hanging
skins that can lead to discomfort, irritation, and self-consciousness. These
are common reasons why someone may choose to get a body lift. Additionally, you should also be committed to a healthy lifestyle post-surgery including diet and exercise. You should also be a non-smoker, your weight should be stable for at least one year and you must be in overall good health.
Will I need more than one surgery?
A body lift may require more than one surgery depending on the extent of the areas that need to be addressed. If you are focused on one body area, only one surgery may be needed. Additionally, liposuction is sometimes combined with a body lift. It can remove excess fat deposits for an optimal result. Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery can make a determination and recommend a course of action that is best for you during your initial consultation.
How long will my recovery take?
Depending on how many procedures are required will determine the length of your recovery. Most people should expect their post-operative recovery to take 2-4 weeks where they will rest and take it easy. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2-3 months after your surgery. However, as with all surgeries, it is important to follow all of your surgeon’s post-operative instructions in order to achieve maximum results. With proper weight control and exercise, you can expect the results to be long-lasting.
For more information on a body lift and the plastic surgery procedures we perform or to schedule a consultation appointment today, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta, Midtown, Cumming, or Canton
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