Losing a significant amount of weight takes quite a bit of willpower, but it might not be enough to sculpt the body of your dreams. Even those who lose weight slowly often deal with loose skin throughout their midsection, groin, buttocks and thighs. Body lift surgery is a popular procedure that addresses many of the cosmetic issues that take place after a patient has lost weight through diet and exercise.
Understanding Skin Elasticity
Unfortunately, no amount of exercise can get rid of loose skin. Losing weight slowly reduces a patient’s risk of developing loose skin, but that strategy is not 100 percent effective. After the skin has become stretched from excess fatty tissue, it may never return to its original size without professional help. That is because there is not enough collagen and elastin in the skin to retain its elasticity. This cosmetic issue is especially common among patients who were obese for a long time.
Loose skin is not only unattractive, but it can also be quite uncomfortable. Many patients are forced to deal with issues such as chronic rashes and open sores. Others struggle to find clothes that fit comfortably and conform to their body. These are just a few of the reasons why thousands of patients have undergone body lift surgery.
Unlike traditional lifts, body lifts treat a relatively large area. This procedure is often carried out to take care of cosmetic issues near the stomach, flanks, back, hips, thighs, buttocks and groin. By treating all of these areas, the patient will notice drastic changes to their overall appearance. You may also recover over the course of just a few weeks instead of taking months off of work due to multiple surgeries.
The Body Lift Procedure
Due to the nature of body lift surgery, these procedures are almost always carried out under general anesthesia. After the patient is completely asleep, our skilled surgeon can remove excess skin and tighten the underlying soft tissue. Our surgeon might also suggest liposuction to extract localized body fat. The details of your procedure will depend on your unique situation.
Learn More About Body Lift Surgery After Weight Loss
During your consultation with Dr. Nir at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery, you will be given all of the facts about body lift surgery. Our team will evaluate your condition and determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. Our office is located in Wellington. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more.