Although getting rid of excess flab from your body may seem like a dream come true, many of us are unaware of the direct repercussion it can have. Losing a massive amount of fat from one’s body within a short time span through a quick-fix technique such as liposuction, a crash diet, or bariatric surgery has a downside: People are left with a great deal of sagging loose skin. This issue is both aesthetically unpleasant and physically problematic.
Many times, patients also end up with areas of stubborn fat, deposited in their adipose tissue, that cannot be removed with diet or exercise. Loose skin and fat deposits render an individual more susceptible to skin infections and also cause a great deal of discomfort and self-consciousness.
However, there is a permanent solution for all these problems in the form of a plastic surgery procedure called a body lift.
Understanding the Body Lift Procedure
The body lift involves a series of surgical procedures designed to target specific regions or portions of the patient’s body. Excess fat, drooping skin, and even cellulite can be removed through this procedure.
There are several procedures that can be incorporated into your body lift. The sagging abdominal area can be treated through a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. The loose skin on the thighs is surgically removed through a procedure called a lateral/bilateral thigh lift, and a buttocks lift is used to contour a sagging buttocks.
There are several factors such as aging, genetics, level of sun damage, pregnancy, and drastic weight fluctuations that may end up reducing the elasticity of your skin tissue; this leads to sagging thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.
As per their personal requirements, an individual may opt for a lower-body, midsection, or upper-body lift. However, in cases where the person is suffering from excessive skin throughout their upper, mid and lower extremities, they may undergo a full body lift that treats the entire body through a combination of the aforementioned procedures.
The Difference Between a Body Lift and Liposuction
Many of us might think that, since both of the procedures involve excising of excess portions of an individual’s body, liposuction and body lift might be more or less the same. However, the basic difference between the two is that, whereas a body lift removes both excessive fat and skin from various parts of the body, liposuction involves removal of only the fat tissue and not the skin.
More often than not, body-contouring surgery is performed in the same surgical session as liposuction to tighten the loose skin left behind after the removal of lipid cells from the body.
Arrange a Consultation
Experts around the world say that once you end up with excess loose skin, it is impossible to tighten it without the help of a surgical intervention. However, it is imperative to get the surgery done only by professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of the procedure.
For a consultation with Dr. Della Bennett, a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, contact our office today. The two of you will discuss your body lift procedure and your aesthetic needs and goals.