Body Lift Surgery in Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ
A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. In addition to removing excess fat and skin, the procedure can improve cellulite. There are several areas of the body which a body lift commonly targets depending on the individuals body type. The procedure most commonly addresses the shape and tone from the abdominal area down to the thighs.
It is important to understand that body lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. A combination of liposuction and body lift techniques are commonly recommended in cases where skin elasticity is poor, to achieve the desired results.
Who gets a Body Lift?
To improve the body’s appearance after weight loss surgery, many individuals undergo Body Lift Surgery. Exercise cannot always achieve the desired results for people who have sagging skin and uneven contours. Aging, sun damage, pregnancy and significant changes in weight contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in the appearance of a sagging abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. If you desire a firmer, more youthful-looking body contour, then a body lift may help achieve your goals. It improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.
Ideal candidates for surgery are non-smoking, healthy adults with significant amount of loose and/or sagging skin in one or more areas of their body. It is important to have a positive outlook and realistic goals for what body lift surgery can accomplish. Those to leading a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and fitness, ensure lasting results.
What to expect with a Body Lift:
Body lift surgery can dramatically change your appearance, and the results are permanent if you keep your weight stable through strict dieting and routine exercise. In general, during the procedure the surgeon makes incisions and removes excess, sagging skin. The surgeon also lifts and tightens the area in the same procedure. To remove fat and improve body contour, liposuction is the perfect procedure.
A complete body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure. With a lower body lift, the doctor must lift tissue from knee level up. It typically includes a tummy tuck, thigh lift and butt lift performed at the same time. The upper body lift may be the appropriate treatment for patients with severe skin laxity of the upper torso. The procedure is highly specific for the particular patient, but typically includes a bra line back lift and upper abdominoplasty.
When performed in the ideal candidate, complications are rare. The higher your body mass index (BMI) is, the more likely you are to have complications resulting from the procedure. Possible complications include bleeding, infection, necrosis, scars, seroma and hematoma.