A healthy diet and exercise can result in a well-toned body with smooth contours, but in many cases, exercise alone cannot achieve the desired response for people who have loose, sagging skin or uneven contours. In addition to genetic factors, age, exposure to sun, pregnancy and weight fluctuations can all contribute to poor skin elasticity and sagging in the arms, thighs and abdomen.
A surgical body lift can help you achieve a more youthful, firmer-looking body. It improves the shape and tone of the skin, as well as addressing dimpled, irregular skin surfaces commonly known as cellulite.
A body lift procedure:
- Can raise up excess skin in the abdomen, both locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back.
- Addresses a sagging groin area that may hang loose around the inner thigh
- Tightens the thigh area, including inner, outer or rear thigh
Please note: This procedure will not remove excess fat. In instances when skin elasticity is poor, a combination of a body lift procedure and liposuction may be recommended.
Candidates for this procedure are individuals with soft tissue looseness in one or more body areas, healthy adults who do not have medical conditions that may interfere with healing, non-smokers and people committed to leading a healthy lifestyle.
The results of a body lift are immediately noticeable, but may take up to one or two years to fully achieve the desired results. As you age, it is natural for the skin to lose some firmness, but the improvement of the procedure should be relatively permanent.