It is common to have bothersome skin laxity and stubborn fat deposits following dramatic weight loss, pregnancy, and aging. Many people also experience uncomfortable chafing and skin infections within the folds of excess skin around their midsection. Body lift surgery is an excellent solution for sagging skin and localized fat around the lower body, and it can help restore your confidence. Dr. William Carpenter performs body lift surgery with meticulous expertise, delivering beautiful results that can last a lifetime. Dr. Carpenter will evaluate your physique and determine the most appropriate approach that will help you accomplish your cosmetic goals.
Body Lift Surgery Can…
Weight fluctuations and pregnancy can compromise the shape of the body and obscure the beautiful curves beneath the surface of the skin. Body lift surgery creates a pleasing and more youthful silhouette by improving the contours of the hips, abdomen, back, buttocks, flanks, and thighs.
Tighten Loose Skin
Patients who experience massive weight loss, pregnancy, or aging often struggle with folds of loose skin from the midsection down. These folds can make it difficult to fit into clothing well and even cause physical discomfort. Body lift surgery revamps the lower body by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissues.
While losing weight and having children can be joyous life events, many individuals feel frustrated and disheartened by having loose, excess skin around their lower body. Those who opt for body lift surgery can enjoy a boost in self-confidence as well as a figure that complements their achievements.
Body Lift Options
Liposuction is a fat reduction procedure that involves utilizing a thin, hollow tube to suction fat from problem areas of the body and deliver precise body contouring results. The hollow tube (cannula) disrupts and loosens fat for easy removal, producing slimmer and smoother contours. Dr. Carpenter typically uses a tumescent technique, which minimizes post-operative bruising and swelling.
Traditional Tummy Tuck
- A traditional tummy tuck addresses skin laxity and muscle weakness in the abdominal area.
- An incision is created low on the abdomen along the pubic line.
- This technique involves repairing weakened abdominal muscles and trimming away excess skin.
Circumferential Tummy Tuck
- A circumferential tummy tuck improves the entire midsection area by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying musculature.
- This technique also lifts and tightens the lateral thigh and buttocks area.
- Patients who choose this approach will achieve a slimmer waistline and firmer skin.
Depending on the extent of correction required, body lift surgery patients may necessitate an overnight stay for observation following their procedure. During their initial consultation, patients will receive thorough aftercare instructions tailored to their specific procedure. Recovery from body lift surgery can take one month or longer, but most patients can resume their usual routine within a couple of weeks. Several follow-up appointments will be scheduled in advance.
Because body lift surgery is an extensive procedure, scarring is likely to develop. However, Dr. Carpenter is careful to place all surgical incisions in locations where they can be concealed by undergarments or swimwear.
The cost of body lift surgery varies depending on a few factors that include, but are not limited to, surgical technique, the extent of correction, geographical location, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. You will receive a cost estimate that reflects your unique surgical plan during your initial consultation.
It is expected for body lift surgery patients to experience pain during the early stages of recovery. Discomfort should subside significantly after one or two weeks. Dr. Carpenter will prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort after your procedure.
Ideal candidates for body lift surgery are in generally good health, have realistic expectations of the procedure, and are concerned about the following:
- Loose folds of skin around the midsection
- Compromised body contours
- Pockets of unwanted fat
The length of a body lift procedure varies by case. Typically, this surgery can last between two and five hours.
Body lift surgery is designed to produce permanent results as long as patients adopt a healthy, active lifestyle. However, subsequent weight fluctuations, pregnancies, or natural aging can affect the outcome of body lift surgery.