About Body Lift/Contouring
Body contouring after weight loss, also known as a body lift, is designed to address excess skin, loose tissue, or issues with physical proportions. Many people work hard to lose significant amounts of excess weight, only to be met with the added challenge of having excess skin. This can result in uneven proportions and a lack of skin elasticity, making it difficult for the individual to enjoy their accomplishment. There are numerous options for body contouring after weight loss, depending on body shape, concerns, and aesthetic goals.
Commonly asked questions about Body Lift/Contouring
Before undertaking any procedure, you will want to be confident in your knowledge. Find the details on Body Lift/Contouring here.
1. What is a body lift?
Body contouring surgery addresses loose skin and tissue caused by significant weight loss through non-surgical lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise or bariatric surgery. Loose skin commonly develops on the abdomen, arms, thighs, and back. Body contouring after weight loss resuspends soft tissues and tightens loose skin in the targeted areas, providing patients with a new physique, youthful tautness, and an attractively proportioned shape.
2. Why is a body lift/contouring done?
After a large weight loss occurs, excess skin that cannot shrink down to the new body shape is left behind. This can occur in areas such as the upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, resulting in a saggy, deflated appearance with a lack of tone. Supporting a significant amount of fat for an extended period of time may also result in stubborn fat deposits that have not decreased proportionately with the rest of the weight loss, creating an uneven appearance. Body contouring after significant weight loss is intended to address these concerns so that you can fully enjoy the benefits of your weight-loss efforts. Patients can also experience emotional and psychological benefits following weight loss body contouring.