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After losing a significant amount of weight through bariatric surgery or hard work at the gym, many people are left with loose and sagging contours that diminish the results of their transformative efforts. It can be frustrating to finally achieve your dream body, only for it to be hidden behind a blanket of loose skin.
A body lift procedure can help trim the excess skin away and improve your body shape and tone. The procedure targets the abdominal area, buttocks, and thigh (hip area), helping you achieve balanced body contours.
What Are the Benefits of Undergoing a Body Lift Post-Weight Loss?
Removes Excess Sagging Skin From the Abdomen and Flanks
For most people, excess weight loss leaves behind large skin folds and stretch marks around the abdominal area.
Fortunately, a body lift removes excess skin and tissues around the circumference of the abdomen, reshaping the entire midsection area, including the belly area, sides, and lower back. This creates a leaner, tighter appearance with enhanced waist definition.
Lifts Sagging Tissues Back to Their Natural Position
Besides reshaping the abdominal area, the procedure lifts sagging tissues around the groin, thighs, and buttocks to enhance the contours of the lower body. Patients can enjoy elevated structures that bring more harmony to the body frame.
Tightens the Skin to Create New, Firmer Contours
A body lift removes stretched skin to create a tighter, aesthetically pleasing shape. You can expect firmer skin that looks smoother, helping to highlight your post-weight loss appearance further.
Improves Quality of Life
Sagging skin can pose some problems with regard to your health and quality of life. Many patients struggle with chafing, rashes, and skin infection due to the effect of the hanging skin rubbing against each other, which can get in the way of exercise and other activities of daily living. Additionally, many people feel that the extra skin prevents them from wearing a wider variety of clothing options, restricting them to baggy wear to cover their unbalanced contours.
With a body lift, you can finally achieve the smooth body contours you have always desired. When the excess skin is eliminated, the skin issues disappear, giving you a chance at a more comfortable and fulfilling life.
Increase Your Confidence With Newly Slimmed Contours
Patients gain a renewed self-confidence when they feel good in their bodies. The cosmetic improvements achieved after a body lift procedure inspire a strong sense of self-esteem and self-confidence, making patients feel unstoppable.
A body lift makes the work of going through bariatric surgery or dedicated weight loss all worth it. If you are considering having the surgery, contact us at 626-671-1756 or fill our online form to schedule a consultation and determine your candidacy for the procedure.
Dr. O’Toole and his medical team will thoroughly evaluate your concerns and tailor a surgical treatment plan that addresses your needs.
What Other Surgical Procedures Can Benefit You After Weight Loss?
In addition to body lift surgery, many weight loss patients benefit from one or more of the following body contouring procedures:
- Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty)
- Thigh lift surgery (thighplasty)
- Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty)
- Breast lift surgery (mastopexy)
- Power-assisted or laser-assisted liposuction
You can learn more about the potential results of all these procedures by visiting our plastic surgery before and after photo gallery.