How Does a Body Lift Work?

A body lift varies from patient to patient but generally involves removal of the excess skin in the following body areas:

  • Abdomen: Dr. Sofonio will lift, tighten, and reshape the entire midsection of your body, removing excess skin and fat, tightening the underlying muscle structure to create a more sculpted appearance.
  • Buttocks: Excess sagging skin left on the buttocks will be removed, along with fatty deposits when necessary, to create a lifted, rounded look.
  • Back: Excess fat at the lower back can be removed and tightened when needed.
  • Thighs: The outer thighs are lifted and tightened.

Additional Procedures

  • An inner thigh lift can be added if you have a large quantity of sagging skin and fat on your inner thighs.
  • An arm lift can be an added procedure to resolve sagging, excess skin on your upper arms.

You have achieved your weight loss goals and should be enjoying greatly improved health and feelings of self-confidence – with just one barrier left to overcome. The excess hanging skin makes it impossible to truly enjoy your accomplishment and can limit your clothing choices or lead to embarrassment in relationships. A body lift is a final step on your road to self-improvement, and when under the care of Dr. Sofonio, you can expect a refined result, with your body slimmed and trimmed, with a natural, more fit appearance.

What Does a Body Lift Entail?

In many cases, a single surgery is all that is needed. In this procedure, the excess sagging skin on the abdomen, outer thighs, hips, waist, and buttocks is removed. This procedure involves an incision around the circumference of the body, through which the excess skin is removed and the underlying muscle structure tightened. The belly button may be relocated to the ideal position for a more attractive, natural look.

Your body lift may involve liposuction to enhance the results further, as you may have been left with fatty deposits that need to be removed. The incision is placed low on the body so that the scar is hidden from view, even when wearing a swimsuit, low-cut pants, or skirts.

Your Recovery After a Body Lift

A body lift is a major surgery, and you may need to spend a night or two in the hospital after your procedure. You can expect to be limited in your activities for two to three weeks, allowing for enough time for the incisions to heal. Take gentle walks every day to help with circulation.

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Why Choose Dr. Sofonio?

After all the work you have done to lose excess weight, you want to ensure the outcome of a body lift meets or beats your expectations. Dr. Sofonio is an extremely talented plastic surgeon with extensive experience. He has been trained by some of the leading  surgeons in the field of plastic surgery and employs the most advanced surgical techniques. His compassion, dedication to his patients, and genuine care for them, along with his exceptional skills, have made him a leading body lift surgeon in the area.

Finally, the Figure You Have Always Wanted

A full recovery, after which you can return to sports or exercise, is typically four to six weeks. We recognize that this a significant time commitment, but our patients tell us that the procedure is life-changing and well worth it! Finally, you will have the body you have always wanted, free from the excess skin and fatty deposits that were left after a dramatic weight loss.

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