When you lose a significant amount of body weight, your skin and fat don’t always shrink in proportion to the rest of your body. This can lead to saggy skin and excess fat that may not be healthy for you or attractive. A body lift is a surgical procedure that removes this extra tissue and helps you to reclaim a slender silhouette after major weight loss. Here are 6 reasons why you should consider getting a body lift.
1) A Body Lift Corrects Sagging Abdominal Skin
After major weight loss, especially when 50 to 100 pounds or more have been shed, the previously overstretched skin cannot contract in proportion to the rest of your body. Skin elasticity that has been permanently altered from being significantly overweight leads to hanging, sagging skin in the abdominal area when the weight is subsequently lost.
Removing excess, hanging skin is only possible with surgery. A body lift trims away excess skin from the abdomen to create a more toned and natural appearance.
2) A Body Lift Removes Excess Fat from the Abdomen
Excess abdominal fat, which often remains despite all your weight loss efforts, can be a source of continual embarrassment. It may contribute to feelings of failure, as though your efforts have not been enough.
It is important to realize that major weight loss is an incredible accomplishment! Still, abdominal fat can persist as belly bulges plague your figure. A body lift removes this excess fat to create a toned and attractive waistline. Often, a body lift is combined with liposuction to strategically and carefully contour the body through the removal of stubborn fat pockets.
3) A Body Lift Restores Buttock Contour
With major weight loss, the buttocks can be left looking saggy and deflated. Excess skin and fat that droops from the abdomen and hangs over the thighs can contribute to a posterior that looks generally shapeless.
A body lift corrects the shape of the buttocks by completely restoring the contour of your backside. Through correction of the waistline, hips, buttocks, and thighs, a body lift can restore natural-looking curves.
4) A Body Lift Tightens and Improves Thigh Contour
The contour of the thighs can be considerably affected by major weight loss. Sagging skin as well as pockets of localized fat can give your thighs an unappealing rippled shape.
Body lift surgery can tighten and improve the contour of the thighs. By addressing fat and skin in both the inner and outer thigh area, this procedure can restore smoother and firmer thighs and improve the overall definition of your legs.
5) A Body Lift Eliminates Physical Reminders of Your Weight Struggles
Major weight loss is a fantastic accomplishment and can do wonders for your health, but it can also result in body changes that you might not like. You may be left with hanging skin and persistent fat as physical reminders of your weight struggles.
A body lift can transform your figure so that instead of looking in a mirror and seeing the reflection of your formerly overburdened, heavier self, you see the reflection of a newly reinvigorated, healthier individual with attractive body contours. This procedure eliminates those physical reminders of your weight struggles and gives you the body shape that reflects all your hard-earned efforts.
6) A Body Lift Lets You Enjoy Your Body After Weight Loss
Many people who have accomplished major weight loss are pleased with their achievement, yet unable to fully enjoy their results because their weight loss is masked by hanging skin and stubborn fat. If your body still doesn’t resemble the body of your dreams, a body lift could be what you need to take it to the next level.
With a body lift, you can finally reclaim the figure you set out to reclaim when you began your weight loss journey. This procedure can bless your life with countless benefits. As you see the improvements to your body contour, your self-confidence will grow. As you reflect that greater self-confidence, it will show in how your peers and acquaintances perceive you. Everything from your daily activities to shopping for new clothes will reflect a new positivity as you embrace and enjoy your new body after weight loss.
Body lift surgery can change your life by giving you the contours you deserve after major weight loss. Call (720) 634-7400 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with Dr. Joyce Aycock today.