What is a Body Lift and Am I a Good Candidate?

By Dr. Deane on September 23, 2021 under Body Lift

What is a Body Lift and Am I a Good Candidate?

A body lift, or body plastic surgery, can vastly improve a person’s shape and tone. This type of surgery works by getting rid of excess skin and fat and tightening muscles where necessary. When you have excess sagging skin and fat, it is usually a result of poor tissue elasticity. If you have sagging skin in many different places in your body, Dr. Deane can perform a complete body lift on the lower parts of your body to treat your hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and waist in a single surgical procedure.

Visible Benefits from a Body Lift Surgery

Several benefits come with body lift plastic surgery, including both cosmetic and functional improvements experienced by the patient. Elimination of redundant skin helps reduce the underlying tissues’ weight that makes the skin sag on the patient’s body.

This type of surgery targets tightening the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks for cosmetic improvement. As such, it is also called a “belt” lipectomy.

Weight Loss Patients Can Get Relief

No plastic surgery is intended to be a weight loss solution, but those who have lost weight through other means often turn to plastic surgeons like Dr. Deane to sculpt their new contour into an ideal form. After losing a lot of weight, many people struggle to enjoy their appearance due to sagging skin, loose fat, and muscle laxity that affects the way their body looks in and out of clothing. After a body lift, there will be no more excess skin, and the contours they worked so hard to achieve will be naturally visible and beautiful.

Physical Functioning Improvement

A body lift can also help you restore your physical functioning significantly. After plastic body surgery, you’ll no longer feel self-conscious or restricted, a clear indication that you can do more normal physical activities than before. Other benefits to body plastic surgery include:

  • Helping patients to achieve a better sexual experience
  • Creating a smooth body contour
  • Eliminating skin infection and irritation, among others.

Ideal Candidates for Body Lift Surgery

Patients who qualify for body plastic surgery have significant loose soft tissues in one or several areas of their lower body. People with realistic goals about what body plastic surgery can accomplish and those well-informed about the ins and outs of this kind of surgery are also considered ideal candidates.

However, if you have any underlying medical condition that can impair your healing capacity or worsen the risk of undergoing surgery, you don’t qualify for a body lift kind of surgery. It is vital to seek advice from your doctor early to get a clear understanding of everything you should know before facing the surgery.

Body Plastic Surgery Specialist in the Long Island Area

Based in Long Island, NY, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leland Deane specializes in reconstructive, plastic, and cosmetic surgery. Whether it is a body lift, skin resurfacing, or breast augmentation, Dr. Deane ensures you gain the look you desire with his impeccable skills and state-of-the-art facilities. Call the office or contact us online today to get started on your comprehensive body rejuvenation.