A Body Lift Can Trim Excess Skin for a More Contoured Look
- Posted on: Feb 15 2018
As we age, our muscles and other tissues lose their elasticity and firmness, resulting in sagging. This is especially true of loose skin and excess fat, which can make the entire body look like it’s drooping and melting.
Although exercising and working out can tone your muscles, it can do little for the excess skin tissue that is starting to sag. After the skin has stretched and lost its elasticity, there’s no way that it can be brought back to its youthful shape – unless the excess skin is removed.
This removal is what takes place during a body lift. A body lift procedure focuses on trimming excess skin and stubborn pockets of excess fat all over the body, bringing back that youthful, firm shape that has been lost to the ravages of time.
What Happens During a Body Lift
Once you’ve consulted an expert, they will make an assessment of your body to decide which specific target areas can be best improved by the procedure. The abdomen, buttocks, arms, thighs, and neck are common areas where a body lift is carried out. The target areas vary from person to person, depending on their aesthetic needs and goals.
When the areas have been decided on, anesthesia is administered to make the patient comfortable. The surgeon makes incisions in the skin as needed and removes the excess tissues. The skin is tightened, and the incisions are closed using medical stitches. The result is that the target areas look more firm and toned, just like they did in the patient’s youth.
Candidates for a Body Lift
Gaining a youthful appearance is not the only reason for undergoing a body lift; there can be multiple reasons for doing so. Here are a few:
• Inconvenience caused by drooping tissues: Sagging skin can be very inconvenient, creating issues when getting dressed, walking, sitting, exercising, and doing other activities. Sometimes, the excessive tissue can cause tremendous strain, creating serious health and safety hazards.
• Self-consciousness: Sagging can be so extreme in certain areas, such as the abdomen and buttocks, that you may feel extremely embarrassed by it. This self-consciousness may make you feel extremely uncomfortable in social situations, leading to an unhappy mental state. Body lifts are an excellent solution in these situations.
• Health reasons: Excess tissues can cause a number of health problems. For example, the sagging of tissues in the thighs can increase the incidence of bacterial infections in the genital region and can cause chafing of skin.
Immediately after your procedure, you will notice that your flabby, sagging appearance is gone, replaced with a toned, smooth, and youthful look. Despite the fact that results can be seen immediately, you will need to experience a recovery period before your results are ready to be shown off.
Your surgeon will recommend a variety of recovery measures during your consultation. These should be followed as closely as possible in order to keep healing time to a minimum and to preserve the quality of your results. The post-surgery medications that the surgeon will prescribe can help to lessen any discomfort or pain felt during recovery.
Find Out More Regarding the Body Lift
Dr. Kimberly Carpin, a well-respected surgeon in the Houston area, has a great deal of experience when it comes to body-contouring procedures and more. Contact our office to schedule your helpful consultation.
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