Weight loss, whether through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, is a great first step towards healthier living. With this transformation, however, comes a generalized ‘deflation’ of the body, creating an excess of skin that hangs and sags. A body lift can help with this excess skin in a way that no amount of exercise and dieting can.
I’ve helped many of my Orange County patients restore their confidence with this procedure.
The Goal of a Body Lift is to Tailor Excess Skin
This procedure essentially tailors and excises the excess skin that remains behind following weight loss. The goal is to create a more pleasing contour and shape that can improve one’s appearance and self-confidence.
There are a number of ‘lifts’ that can be performed in order to improve one’s contour.
- Lower Body lift: Improves the appearance of the abdomen, upper thighs, lower back and buttocks, by removing excess, sagging fat and skin circumferentially around the waistline.
- Thigh lift: Improves the appearance of the inner thighs by tightening the redundant skin in this area.
- Arm lift: Also known as brachioplasty, this procedure improves the shape and contour of the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat
- Breast lift : Improves the appearance of the breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping breast tissue into a more youthful configuration
Things to Keep in Mind
Individuals interested in these surgeries should be healthy, and at or near their ideal body weight in order to reach desired outcomes in an effective and safe manner.
Liposuction does not generally affect excess skin. Ideal candidates for liposuction are those who are at or near their ideal body weight, have small to moderate deposits of unwanted fat and have excellent skin quality (i.e. elasticity). Individuals with hanging or sagging skin will be best treated with a ‘lift’ procedure in the area of concern.
If you’re in the Orange County area, you’ve lost weight and are dealing with excess, saggy skin, please schedule a consultation. I will be happy to discuss the options that can help bring you closer to the body you want and boost your self-confidence.