A well-toned body with smooth contours often is a sign of fitness achieved by healthy diet and exercise.
For some people unfortunately exercise alone cannot always achieve desired results. This procedure is right for people who have loose, sagging skin and uneven contours. Aging, sun damage, pregnancy and significant fluctuations in weight along with genetics may contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and upper arms.
If you desire a firmer, more youthful-looking body contour, then a surgical body lift may help achieve your goals.
*As with any procedure and/or treatment the results may vary.
How Is A Body Lift Performed?
Your excess, sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. In addition, the procedure(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, commonly known as cellulite. A body lift may include these areas:
- Abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
- Buttocks, that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
- Groin that may sag into the inner thigh
- Thigh, including the inner, outer, or posterior thigh, or circumferentially
Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as personal preference and surgical judgment.
A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure. A circumferential incision around the body removes an apron of excess skin and fat and repositions and tightens tissues.
A combination of liposuction and surgical body lifts may be necessary to achieve an improved contour. Deep support sutures within underlying tissues help to form the newly shaped contours.
The results of a body lift are visible almost immediately. It may take as long as one to two years for the final results to fully develop.
Schedule Your Consultation in Charleston, SC
If you are interested in learning more about how to improve your look and contour your body – call now! Call our expert plastic surgery team today to schedule a body lift consultation. Call 843-881-2130 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and appointment. Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Dixon Swartz performs cosmetic procedures at his office in Charleston, SC, conveniently and discreetly located on Daniel Island.