Many common problem areas for those who have experienced significant weight loss are the arms and armpits, upper legs, groin, breasts, stomach, and face and neck areas. The lower body lift is the most popular procedure among patients, which targets the lower abdomen, midsection, and outer thighs. Some patients choose to couple this procedure with buttock augmentation or liposuction to fine-tune the appearance of this area. Others opt for a full body lift, which also targets less common areas like the chest and knees.
In body contouring, the surgeon will remove excess skin folds in a targeted area while you are under general anesthetic. The procedure plan will be customized according to the areas of your body that you have agreed to operate on, and may take several hours. The resulting skin is stretched slightly to remove wrinkles in the areas that were lifted. Because of the advanced nature of the procedure, body lifting and contouring requires plenty of time to recover before returning to normal activities.
If your weight does not fluctuate and you are able to maintain your shape with nutrition and exercise, consider a full body lifting surgery. The results are permanent and long-lasting for those that maintain a consistent weight and habits.
Many people who have experienced extreme weight loss feel uncomfortable wearing form-fitting clothes or swimwear, and feel frustrated while bathing and during examinations, where they have to adjust and lift extra skin. After their full body lifting surgery, they are thrilled to show off their new shape in clothes that are their true size instead of oversized pieces. The vast majority of those that undergo the procedure are pleased with the results, as they are able to truly enjoy their new silhouette for the first time.