Excess, sagging or loose skin on the body can dramatically impact the way you look, feel and function. Massive weight loss, pregnancy and natural aging can cause stretched skin that cannot and will not rebound on its own. A body lift surgically removes excess skin and tissue to re-shape and contour the body to reveal your best shape. Your personalized body lift could be comprised of several different procedures in order to help you achieve your goals. The necessary lift procedures are determined upon your consultation and discussion with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christine Blaine at Blaine Plastic Surgery in New York.
The term ‘body lift’ refers to the surgical removal of excess skin and tissue on the body and could be comprised of the following procedures:
- Panniculectomy – removes the excess skin flap (pannus) from the lower abdomen
- Abdominoplasty – removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal wall muscles (repair of diastasis recti)
- Mastopexy (Breast Lift) – lifts and repositions the skin and tissue of the breasts
- Back Lift
- Thighplasty (Thigh Lift)
- Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
- Liposuction to further reduce fat and contour specific areas
Each body lift patient has different concerns and problem areas that may need attention, either through a surgical lift, liposuction or non-surgical options. Dr. Blaine can discuss the various options to customize your procedure and create your desired body appearance.
Candidates for a Body Lift
The ideal candidate for a body lift is someone who suffers from excess skin and tissue around the body and is ready to make an aesthetic and functional improvement in their life. Patients should be at a stable and maintainable weight, be in good general health, a nonsmoker and committed to continuing a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. Many patients who seek a body lift have undergone a bariatric procedure. For those patients, continuing supervision under that bariatric doctor to ensure optimal health and weight stability can be important. Body lifts for those who have experienced excessive weight loss include:
A body lift procedure can transform your shape. Your abdomen, thighs, back, hips, breasts, buttocks and any other area included in your procedure can appear firmer and toned. For many, a body lift can turn back the hands of time, giving patients a body similar to their more youthful shape. If you are interested in learning more about a body lift, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery in New York. We will be happy to schedule your body lift consultation with Dr. Blaine at our New York, Staten Island or Long Island location.