Are you noticing the appearance of sagging skin in different parts of your body? Whether you’ve just lost a lot of weight and or you’re simply experiencing one of the many affects the aging process brings along, sagging skin can significantly alter the way you look, causing you to develop a poor self-image and lose your confidence.

But there’s no time to suffer in silence! Life’s too short to stay away from the beach or pool parties. You shouldn’t feel like you have to hide yourself from the world. Thanks to the body lift surgery, you no longer have to feel that way. A body lift performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon can give you back the quality of life you’ve been longing for.

What Is A Body Lift?

If you have excessive sagging skin on your body, it is usually because the connective tissue underneath isn’t able to properly support the skin and flesh above it. The body lift helps to tone and shape the underlying structures that support the tissues so that your body achieves a more sculpted silhouette overall. Your doctor will also work to remove any excess skin and stubborn fat that accumulates in the most problematic areas.

The body lift surgery is ideal for patients who are in good general health and are able to maintain a healthy and stable weight. You will need to provide your medical history and undergo a series to tests to ensure you’re ready for the surgery.

Body Lifts Can Benefit Multiple Parts of Your Body

If you’ve managed to lose a lot of weight, especially in a short period of time, you may see some sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat remain that can leave you feeling less than great.

After all the hard work the work you put in at the gym and in the kitchen, it can be incredibly disheartening to look in the mirror and find that your body isn’t responding the way you want it to.

A body lift can work well to fix this issue in the abdominal region, the inner and outer thigh, and buttocks. This includes the sides of the abdomen and parts of the lower back. It will help give these areas a more fit, tight, and toned appearance.

How The Body Lifts Surgery Work: What to Expect

Body lift procedures may involve one or more procedures depending on how extensive your requirements are and what body parts you need to have attended to. For instance, if you need the abdominal region to be treated, you will need a tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty. If you also require the skin on your thighs and buttocks to be tackled, that will entail a Thigh lift and Buttock lift in addition.

Body lift procedures can take anywhere from a couple of hours to five hours. It all depends on your specific case, so it is important that you ask your plastic surgeon about what to expect. In the experienced hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, the results are impressive and the incisions are done artfully to minimize visible post-surgical marks.

After Body Lift Surgery – Enjoy the Results!

The recovery process will vary from person to person depending on the extent of the surgery. In any case, it’s important to take some downtime from work and your day-to-day activities to rest and relax.

Drainage tubes will be placed to collect any fluids flowing from the incision site. You’ll also need to have compression garments for your comfort and to help with recovery. You will be given some post-surgical advice that you will need to follow to ensure that you heal quickly with the best results.

Contact Our Office

Are you ready to show off your body to the world?! If so, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Gregory Mesna. Dr. Mesna and his skilled team in Minneapolis will help guide you through the entire process from beginning to end.