Massive weight loss can be a wonderful achievement for your health and appearance. Unfortunately, once the skin is stretched to a certain point, it may not retract to the smaller body underneath. The abdomen and torso are particularly prone to excess skin and tissue after a person has lost a significant amount of weight due to weight loss surgery or a diet/exercise program. At Precision Medical Specialists, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Rueda, offers a body lift after weight loss surgery at our medical facility in Wellington, FL.
While a tummy tuck, breast lift, thigh lift or arm lift procedure removes excess skin and tightens these specific areas, a body lift procedure encompasses the entire lower torso. Body lift surgery is used to remove excess skin and tissue that is left behind after massive weight loss, usually from a bariatric procedure like gastric bypass or a sleeve gastrectomy. A body lift can tighten skin and tissue on the abdomen, back, buttocks, hips and pelvic area. While this is a cosmetically enhancing procedure, it can be considered medically necessary in some patients who are experiencing skin disorders from the excess tissue.
Torso Excess Skin and Tissue Removal
A body lift requires a larger incision than just an abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck. Since skin and tissue are removed and lifting occurs around the circumference of the lower torso, incisions are across both the front and back, but low enough to be hidden under a bathing suit. Dr. Rueda uses advanced methods to carefully remove excess fat, skin and tissue, then repositioning and tightening to create a natural, appealing appearance.
A body lift after massive weight loss can be the final step in achieving the new body you deserve after an incredible accomplishment. If you have excess sagging skin and tissue after massive weight loss, come see us at Precision Medical Specialists to discuss cosmetic surgery options. Contact our office in Wellington, FL, to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Rueda to learn more about body lift plastic surgery.