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Body Lift Plano, TX

As a result of stretching over a long period of time, sagging can occur on the skin thereby making it to lose its elasticity. In most cases, it fails to revert back to its former size and shape. Additionally, when the body is laden with excess skin, mobility can be limited while other reactions may occur such as sores and rashes that may result to infection. Factors that may contribute to poor tissue elasticity include significant fluctuations in weight, aging, genetic factors, pregnancy and sun damage. These can result in sagging of the outer thighs, buttocks and abdomen.

What is body lift?

Also known as Lower Body Lift or Belt Lipectomy, Body lift is performed as a surgical procedure to remove underlying fat and excess skin from the body. It helps to improve the shape and tone of the skin. Poor tissue elasticity is responsible for sagging skin and fat. A complete Lower Body Lift treats the hips, buttocks, waist, thigh and abdomen in one procedure. Most at times, Body Lifts are used to treat sagging fatty tissue, excess skin and cellulite. Many people who have passed through diet and exercise or have undergone bariatric surgery, such as Lap-Band or gastric bypass to achieve significance body weight loss (100 pounds or more) are often left with large deposits of heavy loose folds of skin around the buttocks, abdomen, breasts, arms, face and thighs. The main function of Body Lifts is to improve both the tone and shape of the underlying tissue that provides support to the skin and fat. However, they are not strictly in tended for the removal of excess fat. Cellulite – a dimpled irregular skin surface – can be improved this procedure(s) as it also helps to do away with excess sagging fat and skin.

Is Body Lift Right for Me?

A body lift might be the right option to take if significant weight loss has been experienced. Also, if you would like to better reflect your new body shape with the removal of the excess fat tissue and loose skin around your outer thighs, abdomen and buttocks. You must have a relatively stable weight for at least a year before deciding to undergo Body Lift surgery. As a woman, if you are considering pregnancies in the future is recommended to postpone an abdominal body lift, as the overall results may be reduced due to pregnancy.
We are experienced in post-bariatric body contouring and you will need to set up a consultation with us to discuss your specific goals.