When a person loses a significant amount of weight, they can be left with an abundance of excess skin that cannot possibly conform to the new shape of their muscles and body. This loose skin makes it difficult to feel confident, fit into fitted clothing, or even get in the way of personal hygiene; causing rashes and skin infections. For patients with excess skin, a body lift can be used to help repair and adjust the skin.
Cosmetic surgeons can use a body lift surgery to remove the excess skin on a patient by allowing them to contour the skin to fit the patient’s new body structure. A body lift can be applied to the entire body; however, it is most common in the arms, breasts, chest, back, hips, and thighs. A body lift will allow a person to make significant strides in reducing the excess skin that they’ve been left with after losing weight. After the procedure, the body will continue to heal and improve over the next one to two years. Some patients have visible scars, but the visible improvement of their skin and shape of their body contours helps add confidence and gain the full benefits and flexibility of their new body shape they’ve worked so hard to achieve.