Everything You Need to Know About Body Lifts

Have you recently lost a significant amount of weight? Are you, shall we say, not getting any younger? If so, you may be noticing a bit of excess skin or looseness around your mid-section. You may be noticing that your stomach, buttocks, and even outer thighs are beginning to sag in a way that they never used to when you were younger or even heavier.

Aging can be a frustrating thing in itself without experiencing loose skin as a result, and nothing can kill the joy of weight loss faster than being left with hanging skin in the same places you lost your extra pounds.

Thanks to the procedure known as a body lift, it’s now possible to remove excess skin from extreme weight loss or aging and tighten your midsection to perfection.

What is a Body Lift?

A body lift is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted loose skin from the mid-section of the body. The extra skin is removed from the hips, buttocks, outer thighs, and abdomen. The procedure involves making an incision around the circumference of the entire lower body. Then, underlying fat and excess skin are removed, the stomach muscles are pulled taut, and the incision is stitched together in a snug contour of the body.

Thanks to surgical innovation, you don’t have to worry about unsightly or excessive scarring. Surgeons can use extremely tight suturing that begins deeper in the tissue, and it’s all done in layers to minimize scarring, rather than just on the surface.

Body lifts are especially beneficial to individuals who’ve undergone bariatric surgery which can leave them with pounds of extra skin. Loose skin can be heavy and uncomfortable. It can cause a strain on the body to nearly the same extent as excess weight can. However, removing it in a safe and effective way with a body lift eliminates the problem of carrying heavy skin around while also helping to boost confidence, which is part of losing weight after all.

A body lift is a procedure, like any surgery, that must be carried out by a reputable professional. If you’re looking to have excess skin removed through a body lift procedure and are looking for a quality surgeon you can trust, be sure to visit our intuitive Plastic Surgeon Directory page.

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