I have found that one of the most rewarding procedures I perform at my cosmetic surgery practice serving Brooklyn and Staten Island is the body lift. This procedure helps patients who have lost a lot of weight in the last steps of their transformations.
For those who accomplish the amazing and lose large amounts of weight, sometimes with the help of bariatric surgery, it can be disappointing to reach their goal and find themselves under the burden of excess, sagging skin. The final step in completely transforming the body for these people can’t be found at the gym.
Surgery is the only way to remove excess skin and fat deposits while tightening and repositioning the underlying muscle structure. A total body lift addresses a number of areas, including the legs, upper thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, and waist. The procedure can be combined with liposuction to contour and reshape the body for even more dramatic results.
During the procedure, the surgeon tightens the skin and removes excess fat on the upper torso to contour the areas below. The recovery period depends on the exact parameters of each person’s procedure, but it generally requires patients to wear compression garments and to take about a week off work.
As a surgeon, one of the most rewarding experiences comes after a patient first looks into the mirror and sees the changes in his or her body. Few procedures provide as much satisfaction as the body lift.