During an consultation for an upper or lower body lift, your plastic surgeon, will determine your candidacy for surgery, as well as discuss which type of body lift procedures would best be suited for you to help achieve your over all goals. A lower body lift addresses the buttocks using what is commonly known as a butt lift, and the thighs via thigh lift surgery.
Plastic surgeons also focus on re-sculpting the abdomen, using abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery. An upper body lift addresses the breasts via breast lift or mastopexy surgery, as well as the arms, using what is known as brachioplasty.
After what doctor’s refer to as massive weight loss, many patients seek a total body lift to remove the large amounts of loose and hanging skin resulting post bariatric surgery, or after non surgical weight loss.Body lift surgery can take anywhere several hours or more depending on the extent of the surgery, and is conducted by plastic surgeons under a general anesthesia.
Recovery times after each procedure will vary on a case-by-case basis, with most patients returning to work or most normal activities within 2-4 weeks.
Popular Porcedures Explained:
Plastic surgeons explain that post bariatric surgery patients seeking a lower body lift, often combine some or all of the following procedures as part of their final stages of transformation:
Thigh Lift Surgery:
Thigh lift surgery, clinically referred to by plastic surgeons a thighplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that doctors use to tighten and literally sculpt the upper portions of the leg and thigh, addressing the skin that has begun to sag as a result of extreme skin laxity by removing the unwanted tissue, from both the inner, and outer portions of the thigh. While a thigh lift is a desirable procedure for men and women after weight loss, it is an extremely effective procedure for those who seek body contouring because they are unhappy with how their bodies have changed as a result of the natural aging process.
A buttock lift otherwise known as a Butt Lift surgery has become more popular in recent years for those who seek body sculpting to give them a more youthful and shapely silhouette. Today butt lift surgery is indicated for men and women who, after massive weight loss or MWL seek butt lifting as part of lower body contouring often along with a thigh lift to help them achieve a more sculpted physique.
A tummy tuck is a procedure that is effective at removing and reducing the amount of excess skin and fat in the midsection that can result after massive weight loss, pregnancy, and through the aging process. Tummy tucks help to tone and reshape the abdomen by also tightening the patients underling abdominal muscles allowing for surgeons to provide patients with a sleeker, more youthful appearance.
A procedure known as arm lift surgery, also referred to as brachioplasty, is an effective way to sculpt the underside of the upper portion of the arm. Surgeons perform arm lift surgery to address the large amounts of hanging skin common after bariatric surgery. It is not uncommon that an arm lift be performed ion combination with liposuction, as in combination doctors can often remove more fatty deposits, giving patients a more desirable result.