For those who have lost a lot of weight or have a lot of loose skin post-pregnancy, the desire for flat, smooth skin is perfectly reasonable. This is especially true if you are experiencing sores or rashes from your skin chafing against itself or your clothing. A procedure known as body lift can give you a smooth and sleek outline once again. Understanding the risks and benefits of the procedure is essential to making an informed decision about your body and future health.
How Does Body Lift Work?
Your skin should fit you like a well-tailored suit. Unfortunately, pregnancy, weight changes, and even age can leave us with extra skin sagging from our frames. No matter how much exercise you do, your skin may never shrink down again. Body contouring is a procedure that will make your skin fit you once again.
The Surgical Process
At your consultation, we will take a look at your loose skin and devise a plan to trim away the excess and close the incisions while hiding the scar lines as well as possible.
Who is a Good Candidate for Body Lift?
Ideally, you will want to be at your ideal weight before seeking contouring. This will allow the surgeon to fit your skin to your frame without concern over more weight loss. Of course, if you are only overweight due to the excess skin, it may be time to have it removed. Good candidates are in generally good health and have made a commitment to keeping their weight stable in the future.
Who Shouldn’t Seek Body Lift?
If you are a woman who is planning to ever become pregnant again, you may want to delay body contouring until your family is complete. Otherwise, pregnancy could undo the results of the surgery. Those with problems healing or who suffer from clotting disorders may not be good candidates.
If you smoke, you will want to stop before surgery to ensure you heal as quickly and completely as possible. Should you have any other health concerns that could complicate surgery, you’ll want to bring them up with the surgeon before you schedule your procedure.
Body lift is an excellent way to raise your confidence and improve your comfort by removing saggy excess skin. If you’re ready to move forward and explore your options, contact Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center today for a consultation.