Poor eating habits, lack of regular exercise, genetics, and pregnancy are a few factors that can change the shape of your body and leave you looking disproportionate, unappealing, and self-conscious. While diet and exercise can help you draw one step closer to your desired body shape, it won’t get rid of sagging skin and residual body fat. Body lift surgery is meant to address these issues. It can lift thighs and tighten your abdomen, buttocks, and hips.
Is a Body Lift Right for You?
Weight loss, sun damage, and age-related changes often leave you with poor skin elasticity, unshapely buttocks, sagging thigh skin, excess skin on the arms and pockets of body fat. A full body lift can eliminate these problems, improve your physique and make you feel more beautiful. It tightens your skin and leaves you with a well-toned body that’s free from unsightly bulges and sagging skin.
A full body lift is perfect for those people who have inelastic skin on the arms, breasts, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Those who’ve undergone bariatric surgery or lost a significant amount of weight with diet and exercise are ideal candidates. This plastic surgery procedure is good for those who maintain a reasonable level of fitness. It’s not a permanent solution for weight loss, but it does contour the body and leave patients with a more youthful appearance.
What is a Body Lift?
A full body lift is best described as a combination of procedures that aim to remove excess fatty tissues and tighten problematic areas of the body. Dr Ellis Choy, one of Australia’s finest plastic surgeons, can either focus on a single problem area or offer a total body restoration from head to toe.
Some of the most popular procedures that are recommended for those interested in a body lift include:
Sculpting your Body
Dr Ellis Choy works together with patients to understand their needs and objectives and formulates a surgical plan to address their cosmetic/medical requirements. Although patients can see a visible difference soon after surgery, they need to maintain appropriate lifestyle habits to see long-lasting results. Those undergoing a full body lift will need multiple incisions. Dr Ellis Choy has extensive surgical knowledge and makes sure the incisions are made in discreet locations, so they’re not visible even when you put on a swimming suit.
Upper and Lower Body Lifts
Patients who want to improve isolated areas of the body may benefit from upper or lower body lifts. Upper body lifts focus on contouring upper parts of the body including the arms, the breasts, and fat rolls along the back. A lower body lift sculpts lower areas of the body including the hips, lower back, thighs, and the lower abdomen area.
Recovering from a Body Lift
A body lift procedure may be carried out in stages depending on the amount of excess tissue that needs to be removed and the areas that need to be treated. After the surgery, there will be pain, bruising and swelling which will subside with each passing day. Patients generally have to wear compression garments and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks. It often takes 4-6 weeks to get back to normal activity.
If you’ve worked hard to lose weight, rewarding yourself with a body lift is a great way to get ready for a gorgeous new you. Call Dr Ellis Choy’s practice on 02 8962 9388 or complete an enquiry form, to find out about the cost of various body contouring procedures. Visit our gallery of body contouring surgery to see the patients we’ve transformed.