If you have been working hard to get in better shape and have finally reached a weight you feel comfortable with, it may be disappointing to discover that you are still not quite happy with the way your body looks. While weight loss is the most important step, issues like loose skin and stubborn pockets of fat can ruin the contours of your body and make it difficult to feel comfortable wearing certain types of clothing.
If you have recently lost weight and want the appearance of your body to reflect the hard work you have put into it, the body lift is the answer you have been looking for. This surgical procedure focuses on removing excess skin and fat from various areas of the body like the buttocks, hips, and thighs.
What to Expect from Your Body Lift
The first thing to note is that the issues being targeted during a body lift will vary between patients. With that in mind, plastic surgeon Dr. Ronan will create a personalized surgical plan based on the specific aesthetic concerns you have.
A body lift involves making an incision from along the sides of the waistline to around the middle of the back. This will allow the tissue to be lifted so that it is smoother and tighter in appearance. Any excess skin will be surgically removed. Once all excess tissue and fat are removed, the incisions will be tightly sutured closed.
It can take around two weeks of recovery before most normal activities can be resumed following the body lift procedure. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are to be expected and can be managed with medication. Post-operative instructions will be provided to help you through the recovery period.
Schedule a Consultation Today
At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, we have helped countless men and women reach their aesthetic body goals by providing them with amazing results from their body lift surgery. To get started as soon as possible, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.