If you have excess skin around the lower torso and upper legs after extreme weight loss, pregnancy, or because of the aging process, you may be a good candidate for a body lift. This is one of the more extensive body contouring procedures available at our practice and can be very effective for reshaping the upper thigh and buttocks areas. Dr. McCluskey may recommend a body lift if you are concerned about loose and sagging skin around the buttocks and lower torso.
Benefits of a Body Lift
Undergoing a body lift may be a last resort for many patients that are unable to tighten loose skin and lose excess fat around the buttocks and thighs. Skin can start to sag and dimple around this area with age, making you feel self-conscious about your appearance and unable to find clothes that fit properly. Some of the benefits of this procedure include:
- Completely customized for the patient
- Removes surplus fat
- Gets rid of excess skin
- Helps create a shapelier and contoured silhouette
- Can reduce pant and dress size
Dr. McCluskey will determine how much fat and skin will need to be removed during your consultation. The procedure will be completely customized for your body type and will target all of the problem areas around the lower torso, buttocks, and upper thigh areas.
Best Candidates for a Body Lift
You may be a good candidate for a body lift if you have lost a lot of weight over your lifetime, undergone multiple pregnancies, or have loose skin and fat around the lower body for any other reason. You must be in relatively good health in order to undergo this procedure because the healing time can be fairly extensive.
Some of the best candidates for a body lift are patients who:
- Have lost between 30 and 50 percent of their body weight
- Have drooping skin, fat, and tissue around the abdomen and upper thighs
- Are at a stable weight
- Do not plan to become pregnant
- Have realistic expectations about the outcome of surgery
- Have lost a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery
In some cases, the body lift can be combined with other body shaping and contouring procedures, such as breast lift surgery, liposuction, or an arm lift. We will determine exactly what you need to achieve your ideal figure during your consultation
Think you may be a candidate for a body lift? Schedule your consultation with Dr. McCluskey today!