A body lift can reduce sagging, loose skin in various areas of the body or in multiple areas, such as the stomach, buttocks, waist, hips, and thighs. This plastic surgery procedure can tighten skin that has lost elasticity and smooth the appearance of cellulite by removing excess skin, fat, and tissue.
Loss of elasticity may occur as a result of significant weight loss, aging, sun damage, genetics, and other factors. This is a common surgery for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight due to lifestyle changes or bariatric weight loss surgery.
To treat multiple areas, you may want to consider a complete lower body lift, a popular option that includes lifting of the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs in a single procedure.
A lower body lift includes:
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Lateral (outside) thigh and hip lift
- Buttocks lift
Is a Body Lift Right for You?
If you are bothered by the appearance of loose, sagging skin or cellulite in multiple parts of your body, you may benefit from body lift surgery.
To achieve the best results, it’s recommended that you maintain a normal body weight for at least a year – especially if you’ve just recently achieved significant weight loss – before undergoing a body lift procedure. It may also be best to postpone abdominal body lifts if you’re planning further weight loss or future pregnancies.
The best way to determine whether you’re a good candidate for body lift surgery is through a one-on-one consultation with a board-certified Kelsey-Seybold plastic surgeon who can help you navigate plastic surgery cost, benefits, risks, and other important information.
Preparing for Body Lift Surgery
The initial step in any surgical procedure is consultation. Before your body lift surgery, be prepared to discuss with your plastic surgeon what you expect from surgery and what type of body lift procedure would be best for you.
The best decisions are informed decisions. During a one-on-one consultation with a plastic surgeon at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about different body lift procedures available, as well as alternative treatment options that you may want to consider.