When You Have Too Much Sagging Skin, You May Need a Body Lift
The time after you lose weight feels amazing. You can finally wear the clothes you’ve always wanted to wear and look your very best. Unfortunately, one of the consequences of sudden dramatic weight loss is the amount of sagging skin left behind. Large folds of loose skin on your body can make you feel incredibly self-conscious.
Don’t worry – we have a solution. The body lift is a treatment that is specifically designed for people who want to address the loose folds of skin they have after a massive weight-loss program. With a body lift, we can remove this sagging skin and contour your body in a number of areas.
Benefits of the Body Lift
The body lift offers many benefits:
- The body can be given a more natural shape and appearance again.
- Unwanted folds of skin can be resected and the skin made smoother.
- Sagging muscles and skin can be tightened and lifted.
- Lines and stretch marks can be removed quickly.
- There is no need to undergo other cosmetic treatments to address loose skin in treated areas after this procedure.
Good Candidates for the Body Lift
Essentially, a good candidate for this treatment is someone who has lost over 30% of their body fat and as a result has large folds of loose skin on their body. The procedure is also an excellent option for those with sagging skin as a result of childbirth or the aging process, provided that the degree of sag is enough to require surgical treatment.
How Do We Perform the Body Lift?
The body lift starts with a consultation with Dr. Wallace. After your extreme weight loss, you will need to visit Dr. Wallace to understand the needs of your body and the needs of your skin. He will identify areas of the body where there is the highest level of sagging skin and will chart a treatment plan, outlining how the skin will be resected.
Next, the doctor will schedule a date for the surgery with you. He will tell you what you need to do to prepare for the procedure and will go over the recovery process. Feel free to ask any questions you may have at this time.
At the start of your procedure, general anesthesia will typically be used (based on your requirements). Incisions will be created to allow access to the underlying tissues.
The doctor will remove the excess skin in areas like the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms to give your body a more sculpted appearance. Pockets of excess fat will also be removed with liposuction. Finally, Dr. Wallace will redrape your skin tightly over the lifted muscles and will stitch the incisions closed with sutures.
It is important to remember not to schedule this surgery if you are currently pregnant or are planning to start a family. Additionally, patients who have undergone bariatric surgery will first need permission from their doctors to undergo this surgery.
Say Goodbye to Stretch Marks and Skin Folds
The days of worrying about the negative consequences of weight loss are over. With a body lift, you can now get a toned body free of sagging skin and stretch marks. Contact us at the office of Dr. Charles Wallace, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, to schedule an appointment for a consultation today.