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 Phoenix 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 Plastic Surgery for your consultation at our office location in Goodyear, Arizona. You can meet with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod, and be on your way to a more positive image of yourself.
● Anesthesia will be administered, allowing you to be asleep throughout the procedure.● Incisions are made depending on the amount and location of the excess skin and fat. You and Dr. Rod will determine beforehand which incision technique will be recommended for your needs.● Excess skin will be removed and the remaining skin is then pulled into its new position. The underlying abdominal muscles may also be tightened as in a tummy tuck. In addition, the belly button may need to be repositioned.● The incision will be closed with sutures and supported with surgical tape and skin adhesive. You will have dressings or bandages applied over the incisions. You may have small tubes placed under the skin to help drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.● You will be monitored by a surgical staff after your plastic surgery. You should make arrangements to have a friend, family member or caregiver stay with you for the first 24 hours after you are released from the hospital.
Dermacare Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing Phoenix area patients with exceptional results & care. Founded by board-certified surgeon, Dr. Reza Rod, we strive each and every day to help our patients achieve all of their cosmetic goals. With procedures ranging from liposuction & facelifts, to more non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX® and skin care, our practice is built to help you look and feel your best.