A body lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure and a type of body contouring. It is done to improve the patient’s contours by removing excess sagging skin and tightening underlying tissues. Many patients in Nyack undergo body lift procedures after losing a lot of weight, but aging and pregnancy also reduce the skin’s elasticity, so the skin of the abdomen, upper arms, and thighs starts to sag. Body lifts may involve liposuction as well. They can even be combined with other procedures like arm lifts or breast lifts, depending on the situation.
There are different types of lifts. For example, in a lower body lift, the surgeon may work on the thighs, buttocks, and hips. In addition to removing excess skin and fat, the surgeon may also perform a butt lift. A lower body lift can be combined with other procedures in order to further tone the areas.
Oftentimes, we use liposuction during our body lift procedures. However, it all depends on the unique situation. During your consultation with our surgeon in the Nyack area, you can learn more about whether or not lipo will be used in your case.
A body lift is surgery, so the recovery will take time. The patient will need to wear compression garments for a set amount of time to speed healing. While patients should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for a set amount of time, they should start walking as soon as they feel strong enough to do so. Walking will reduce the risks of complications.
The ideal candidate will be in good health and have realistic expectations regarding the procedure, the recovery, and the results. Since weight fluctuations can undo the results, the patient needs to be at a stable weight. Candidates who lost a lot of weight should wait until after reaching their desired weight.
If you live in Nyack and would like to tone your figure, make an appointment at the office of Dr. Usal to learn more about a body lift. We have locations in Paramus and Istanbul. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.