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Body lifts can be used to remove or tighten excess skin and sagging fatty tissue. The procedure can also help people who have experienced massive weight loss after bariatric surgery procedures such as a gastric bypass or lapband.Body lifts can help women get their pre-pregnancy bodies back as part of a mommy makeover, which is a combination of 2 or 3 procedures. Depending on the patient, a mommy makeover can be a tummy tuck, a breast lift and liposuction.
It can also help men gain more confidence after exptreme weight loss. When a person goes thru extreme weight loss, sagging skin can lead to rashes and thus can be very unconfortable. A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.
Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity.Body lift surgery is an extremely effective procedure for patients with excess skin resulting from massive weight loss. Depending on the location of the excess skin, patients may choose to undergo either an upper, mid, or lower body lift. For patients with significant amounts of excess skin throughout the midsection, lower body, and extremities, a combination of these techniques called full or total body lift surgery may be the best option.
Total body lift surgery is helpful for patients who have lost skin elasticity all over their body. Excess skin can cause severe chafing and discomfort, as well as prevent patients from wearing clothes in a smaller size. Total body lifts address every part of the body that commonly accumulates fat and surplus skin: arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks can all be re contoured to achieve a smooth, trim, and lifted appearance. You may hear total body lift surgery referred to as an upper and lower body lift. In an upper body lift, the arms are treated with an arm lift and the breasts are contoured with a breast lift. These two surgeries can be performed separately or during a mid or lower body lift.
Though a total body lift is the most comprehensive way to rejuvenate your figure after massive weight loss, you need to take into account the extended recovery period required for such complex surgery. You should be prepared to remain at home for up to six weeks after your total body lift surgery and to follow all instructions given to you by Dr. Soberanes. Once the swelling has gone down and the scars begin to fade, most patients are extremely satisfied with their new appearance.