Those who are dissatisfied with the tone of their body may elect for a body lift. At Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates, we have spent years helping people look their best and have significant experience with body lift procedures. We welcome patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and neighboring communities who are considering a body lift.
What is a Body Lift?
A body lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat to improve the overall shape and tone of the body. The techniques can be used on almost any area of the body, including the arms, abdominal area, buttocks, and legs.
Thigh lifts can be beneficial for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight in their legs and have excess skin remaining. It allows for smoother skin and better proportioned contours on the thighs and lower body.
How to Get a Thigh Gap
A thigh gap is a tough aesthetic feature to attain, no matter what your weight or build is like. When diet and exercise fail to give you the thigh gap you’ve been working for, a thigh lift can usually get you the rest of the way. This is done by trimming the legs of excess fat and skin, creating the smooth, shapely legs that you’re envisioning.
An arm lift is a great solution to deal with the excess skin on the upper or lower arms. Whether sagging skin is due to weight loss or aging, an arm lift can give the arms a more toned and firm appearance.
Upper Body Lifts
An upper body lift tends to multiple areas on the upper body. This can include the arms, chest, or waist, depending on the patient. Upper body lifts can be beneficial to patients who have recently lost significant amounts of weight, either by natural means or surgical procedures. Women who have recently been pregnant can also benefit, as they are often left with excess, sagging skin.
Lower Body Lifts
The lower body lift targets areas including the abdomen (via tummy tuck), thighs, and buttocks. This serves a similar function as an upper body lift, removing excess skin that results from weight loss or pregnancy.
What to Expect From a Body Lift
The body lift procedure can be customized to fit your specific goals. Different components of the body lift procedure can also be combined and performed in one session. All procedures are done under anesthesia to ensure that the patient remains comfortable for the duration. Recovery from a body lift depends on which procedure is performed, which will vary from patient to patient. In most cases, you can expect recovery to last a couple of weeks, during which you are advised to restrain yourself from strenuous activity.
It is important to understand that body sculpting surgeries are not for weight reduction and are best suited for men and women that are in relatively good shape. Body sculpting surgery is not recommended for people who are significantly overweight or if you plan on becoming pregnant again.
Here is a Body Mass Index calculator for you to get a general idea if you may be a good candidate for a body sculpting surgery at your present weight. You should have a BMI less than 30 to safely consider surgery.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Calculator for Adults
BMI is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a fairly reliable indicator of body fat for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
To learn more about what a body lift can offer and if it is right for you, contact us today. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates welcomes patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and neighboring communities who are interested in body lifts or other treatments.