If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, congratulations. Losing weight can be a difficult journey. However, significant weight loss can leave patients with excessive loose skin that weight loss makes worse.
Body lifts are a particularly beneficial solution for healthy patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. For patients who have kept their weight loss stable for 6 to 12 months, a body lift might be the ideal procedure to treat those troublesome areas like the abdomen, back, thighs, arms, and more.
At MacDonald Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald can help you determine if body lift is the right procedure for you.
What Is a Body Lift?
A body lift is a rejuvenation procedure that typically involves using a combination of surgical procedures to remove unwanted fat and loose skin to help smooth out and better balance your new figure.
Body lift procedures can include:
Some of these areas of the body can be difficult to target with weight loss and exercise. Often, losing weight makes the problem of loose skin worse. In the same way no number of crunches can correct burn belly fat, no number of exercises can tighten hanging skin.
However, under the skilled hands of Dr. MacDonald, loose, saggy skin and pockets of stubborn fat will be a thing of the past.
What Areas Can a Body Lift Treat?
Several parts of the body can be challenging to target with weight loss and exercise. Sometimes, losing massive amounts of weight can magnify the problem of lost skin laxity. Body lift surgeries can address loose, sagging skin and troublesome stubborn fat pockets in many areas of the body, including:
- Thighs, inner and outer
- Abdomen, tummy
- Upper arms
Body Lift Benefits
A body lift contouring procedure is ideal for patients at or near their desired weight but still uncomfortable with their bodies due to excess skin. Body lift procedures after weight loss will not help you lose much more additional weight. However, they are very effective sculpting procedures to address loose, redundant skin and pockets of stubborn fat, leaving you with a rejuvenated, refreshed figure.
Following your body lift, you’ll see many benefits, including:
- A tighter, flatter, more contoured midsection
- Slimmer thighs
- Tighter arms
- Reduced stretch marks
- Improved overall tone and appearance
- More proportioned body contour
- Greater confidence
Am I a Candidate for a Body Lift?
If your weight loss has been stable for 6 to 12 months, and you have excessive loose skin after reaching your target body weight, you may be an ideal candidate for a body lift.
Typically, Vancouver body lift candidates should:
- Be in good overall health
- Be non-smokers
- Understand the risks of the procedure
- Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook