Reasons to Undergo Total Body Lift Surgery

Woman in the water in bikini bottomGaining weight and losing weight can put your body through many changes. It’s not uncommon for people to develop stretch marks or have loose and sagging skin once they’ve lost this weight. That’s when Dr. Mark A. Deuber recommends total body lift surgery after massive weight loss. This procedure will help you look better toned and trimmed down after your weight loss journey is complete.

The team at our Dallas, TX plastic surgery center would like to cover some of the basic reasons why a total body lift is a good option for people who have lost a lot of weight.

How a Total Body Lift Works

A total body lift is a combination of different surgeries that help tighten the torso, trunk, and extremities. Some of this loose skin will shrink back, but the majority of this loose skin will hanh off of your frame. Only surgical treatment can remove this stretched out skin and allow you to experience a slimmer body shape and contour.

Common body lift surgeries include:

You Feel Self-Conscious About the Way You Look

While the loose skin after weight loss isn’t a health problem per se, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Wearing certain clothes could reveal how much your skin sags. This is especially true of short sleeves, shorts, and certain tops or bathing suits.

Body lift surgery can eliminate that feeling of self-consciousness, offering greater freedom and a renewed sense of self.

Body Contouring After Extreme Weight Loss

If you’ve been struggling with obesity, a commitment to healthy eating and exercise can lead to dramatic weight loss and a major improvement in overall wellness. You’re bound to experience a lot of loose skin, however, even if you build muscle mass.

Body lift surgery will take away all of the sagging, unwanted skin. The procedure will also help you show off your healthier, more athletic physique in the process.

Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery

More and more people have been turning to bariatric surgery to lose weight safely and rapidly. This surgery reduces the amount of calories your body takes in, which helps people lose weight quickly. That also means loose skin and folds that you’ll eventually need surgery to remove.

Timing a total body lift after bariatric surgery can be tricky. Patients will lose a lot of weight and then regain just a bit of weight as they adjust to their new eating habits. We can discuss the ideal timing for post-bariatric body contouring during a consultation.

Mommy Makeovers and Their Similarity to Body Lifts

Women’s bodies go through many changes after having children. That why we offer mommy makeovers for women after pregnancy and childbirth. Similar to a body lift, a mommy makeover is designed to address the stretching and sagging that affects the body as part of having children. The procedures used during a mommy makeover are similar to those used during a total body lift.

Learn More About Body Contouring

For more information about body lift surgery and your other options for enhancing your figure, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon. Our team looks forward to hearing from you.


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