Complete Your Dramatic Weight-Loss Transformation With A Body Lift
Sagging skin is a normal part of aging; however, some people experience it much more severely due to genetics, pregnancy, or dramatic weight loss. Excessive amounts of loose skin can limit mobility, affecting everyday activities, and can have painful side effects like chafing, rashes, and more. A body lift is a dramatic surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin in the lower body and lifts the underlying tissue and muscle, returning the lower body to a natural, more youthful shape.
For patients with good skin elasticity, liposuction may be enough to create a thinner, smaller body, but only removing fat on those with poor skin elasticity will leave sagging skin. For these people, a full body contouring procedure like a body lift is required to regain their natural, proportionate shape. A lower body lift consists of liposuction combined with a tummy tuck, thigh lift, and buttock lift, which removes fat and excess skin, and repositions and tightens the underlying tissue and muscle, returning them to their natural shape and position.
The best candidates for an intensive body contouring procedure are those that are in good health without any chronic conditions and are maintaining a stable body weight. If the excess skin is due to dramatic weight loss, it is advisable to maintain a stable weight for several months before undergoing surgery to ensure that your procedure produces optimal long-term results.
A body lift is an extensive procedure that delivers dramatic results. Due to the in-depth nature of the procedure, it requires are longer recovery time than other procedures. Immediately following surgery, you will be required to spend one or two nights in the hospital or have a skilled in-home nursing care. Once the patient is released from supervised care, the pain is managed with prescription painkillers. Usually, swelling and bruising subside in about a month, and most patients can return to strenuous activities in approximately four to six weeks. Most symptoms subside in the first six months, but it can take up to two years to see the final results of the procedure.
If you have lost weight and are still unhappy with your appearance due to sagging skin and fat, you may be a great candidate for a lower body lift. If you would like to explore taking the next step in your body transformation, call [primary_phone] to schedule your one-on-one body lift consultation. Dr. Ronald Lohner is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia who offers customized procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Currently, Dr. Lohner is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His peers have selected him as a Philadelphia-area Top Doctor for the last ten years. His office is located at [primary_address] in [primary_city], [primary_statefull], on The Main Line.