A body lift is a procedure that removes excess fat, skin, and tissue from targeted areas of your body and helps to improve the overall contour of your body. A body lift is an ideal procedure for men and women who have excess, hanging skin because they have lost skin tone due to age or pregnancy or have experienced major weight loss.
Ideal as a post-bariatric surgery procedure, or as part of a mommy makeover, a body lift can help you reach your goals of restoring elasticity and a svelte figure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Denis Gonyon often utilizes body lift techniques during a circumferential tummy tuck to include areas of your body such as your buttocks and thighs. But body lifts can also be performed alone to provide excellent results.
Ideal Candidates for a Body Lift
Body lift surgery is an option for people who are close to their ideal weight but suffer from stubborn fat and excess skin that will not respond to diet and exercise. Areas of your body that can be lifted include:
You need to be close to your ideal weight as significant additional weight loss will result in more skin that may need to be removed with additional surgeries. For this reason, Dr. Gonyon recommends a body lift procedure after your weight loss has taken place.
If you have worked hard to lose weight and still have excess skin, a body lift can provide amazing results. Many of our patients report that, despite initial concerns about scarring and longer recoveries, they would happily have this procedure done again.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Gonyon will discuss the types of body lift that may benefit you, and make sure you are fully aware of what you can realistically expect from this procedure. He will also answer questions about the body lift to help you determine whether or not the procedure is right for you.
If you live in Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland or Johnstown, Colorado, and are interested in learning more about the body lift procedure, please contact Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery online or by calling (970) 624-7979 to schedule a complimentary initial consultation today.