A body lift is a similar concept to a facelift, which smoothes and tightens the skin and underlying tissues, and removes unwanted pockets of fat to eliminate loose skin. However, the most common reason for a body lift is not aging, but rather skin that cannot conform to body contours because of lost or poor elasticity after weight loss, liposuction or other body-shape changes. And while a facelift may redistribute fat, a body lift will more likely remove it in conjunction with liposuction or excision (cutting the fat out).
For some patients, the underlying issue is not fat, but rather excess skin. The younger patients who benefit from a body lift are those who have gained and lost a large amount of weight. This combination stresses the skin to shapes and proportions that can only be corrected through a body lift procedure.
To find out if Body Lift plastic surgery is right for you, contact Arizona Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery for your free consultation at one of our two valley locations of Goodyear or Phoenix, Arizona. You can meet with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod, and be on your way to a more positive image of yourself.
Excess sagging fat and loose skin are removed to treat the conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. A Body Lift can also improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, commonly known as cellulite. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and body lift techniques may be recommended.
Body Lift plastic surgery is suggested to correct excess loose and sagging skin, and irregular contours of the following:
Good candidates for a Body Lift procedure are:
To find out if a Body Lift will help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Rod of Arizona Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery today. Contact us at one of our two valley locations of Goodyear or Phoenix, Arizona.
Most patients who have undergone a Body Lift procedure will be able to return to non-strenuous work after two to three weeks.
You should not resume a strenuous work or exercise until four to six weeks have passed. This is because you don’t want to subject your incisions to any excessive force, abrasion, or motion during your recovery. As with all surgery, it is important to understand that these guidelines can vary widely based on the patient’s personal health, the techniques used, and other variable factors surrounding the surgery. Any severe pain should be reported to your doctor immediately.
All surgeries have some degree of risks or complications associated with them, some of these possible risks include: