What is a body lift?
This body contouring procedure removes excess, sagging skin, tissue and fat from a specific area of your body, such as the hips, buttocks, tummy, arms and thighs. Body lift procedures available at our office near Fort Collins include:
A body lift will be tailored to the extra skin you would like to reduce. This type of surgery results in a more defined body shape and removes drooping skin around the lower body or arms.
Am I a good candidate for a body lift?
Good candidates for body lifts:
- Have excess sagging skin around the lower body or arms
- Have hanging skin that does not respond to diet or exercise
- Are near their ideal body weight and do not plan to lose any more weight
You may experience skin sagging after: pregnancy, significant weight loss, or as a result of aging. Many body lift candidates have lost a large amount of weight after bariatric surgery and want a way to make their skin conform to their slimmer body contour.
How long is the recovery?
After any of the body lift procedures, you will need to take some time off from work, social activity and strenuous exercise. The length of this downtime depends on the specific procedure, but could be anywhere from a week to a few weeks. Dr. Gonyon and our staff will make sure you have guidelines for gradually re-entering your normal activities as you heal.
How much does a body lift cost?
Like the recovery phases, cost for these procedures varies by the specific type. When you come to our office for your initial consultation, we'll discuss the cost of the procedure Dr. Gonyon recommends, as well as your options for payment and financing.
How long do the results of a body lift last?
These procedures provide long-lasting benefits and results. Removal of excess skin and fat is permanent, and you should continue to see the results of the procedure maintained as long as you pursue a healthy lifestyle. As you grow older, your skin will naturally begin to sag a little and lose some elasticity, so while you may experience a recurrence of a little bit of sag, you shouldn't experience the significant, excessive drooping of skin that accompanies massive weight loss.
If you are interested in a body lift and live in or around Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Greeley or Cheyenne, please contact Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery online or by phone at (970) 624-7979 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Denis Gonyon.