What Areas Does a Body Lift Cover?
Achieving a well-defined, toned body is the goal of many individuals who are trying to lose weight through diet and exercise. Unfortunately, once people lose large amounts of body weight, the skin that’s left behind lacks the necessary elasticity to tightly conform to the contours of newly developed muscle. Sagging skin and stubborn deposits of fat can be disheartening for those who have put in the effort to lose weight or keep it off. A body lift is a highly customizable surgical option that can target specific areas of the body to give a patient the tight, toned look they desire. When combined with liposuction, the procedure can be an excellent option for those who have plateaued with diet and exercise, and who want to put the finishing touches on the body of their dreams.
Lower Body Lift
The most common area targeted with this procedure is the lower body. A lower body lift targets the section around the lower abdomen where stubborn belly fat resides.
A circumferential incision around the body removes an apron of excess skin and fat and repositions and tightens tissues. A combination of liposuction and surgical body lifts may be necessary to achieve an improved contour. Deep support sutures within underlying tissues help to form the newly shaped contours.
A plastic surgeon will work to place the incisions in areas that can be covered up with underwear or bathing suits to display only smooth, toned skin.