When you look in the mirror, do you see more than one body part you would like to change? Is it hard to decide if you would rather have a tummy tuck or thigh reduction? What about adding a little more “junk in the trunk” with a butt augmentation? You want to look your very best, so settling on just one is a pretty tough decision! Thankfully, there is a plastic surgery procedure that can address all these issues at once.
It’s called a lower body lift. Pretty cool, right? During this procedure, you can effectively remove excess skin and fat on those problem areas such as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. We are going to discuss the top three reasons to get a body lift, but first, let’s talk about the basics of a body lift.
A lower body lift is a combination of a tummy tuck, thigh lift and butt lift that gives your body more shape and contour. These procedures can be done together or one at a time. During the procedure, your skin will be tightened, excess fat removed. The surgeon may also choose to perform liposuction on some areas to help remove fat and smooth out the surface of the skin. Like with most plastic surgery procedures, it is important to remember that a body lift procedure is not a form of weight loss, so it is vital for you to be able to maintain a stable weight before getting your procedure.
If you continue to keep a stable weight and exercise regularly, your body lift will keep you looking youthful and slim for many years. It will take a while for the incision scars to fade and you will be in some discomfort for a few days, but the results will be worth it! After your procedure, you will be asked to refrain from any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for at least a week. Your surgeon will monitor your progress and help you to determine the best timeline for you to return to normal activities.
So now that we know more about what exactly a body lift is, we can review the top three reasons to get a lower body lift:
Extreme Weight Loss
After you lose a lot of weight, whether by diet and exercise or gastric bypass surgery, your skin may be stretched and deflated. The sagging skin left behind may make it harder to find clothes that fit and flatter your body. Loose skin can also cause rashes and skin irritations due to friction and heat. If you have maintained a steady weight by diet and exercise for the last two months, or for the last 18 months if you have had gastric bypass surgery, you can be considered a candidate for lower body lift surgery.
Changes in Skin Elasticity
Changes in the elasticity of your skin can be caused by many different factors including age, sun exposure and genetics. If you notice that your mid-section, legs or buttocks are beginning to show your real age, a lower body lift can help you to regain your toned, youthful body. Another common effect of the loss of the skin’s elasticity is cellulite. As the skin weakens, the fat deposits that produce cellulite are more noticeable.
Body Changes After Pregnancy
Pregnancy can wreak havoc on the body. Stretch marks, separated abdominal muscles and hard-to-lose baby fat are just a few of the post-partum side effects that many women experience. A lower body lift can be a part of a mommy makeover, a series of procedures that get you back to your pre-pregnancy body. A mommy makeover is different from a lower body lift because it also includes a breast augmentation and possible lift. Both the lower body lift and the mommy makeover are designed to help new mothers regain confidence in their bodies so they can focus on the more important things in their lives.
If you are ready to change your appearance, your self-confidence and your life, we would love to help you achieve your dream! Our team of board certified surgeons can discuss with you the benefits of a lower body lift or the benefits of a specific procedure such as an abdominoplasty, thigh lift or Brazilian butt lift. Our consultations allow you the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns that you may have. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to walking with you on your journey to a new you!