Body Lift Candidates
Many people struggle to lose weight to improve their physical health and enhance their overall figure. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve weight loss goals. Unfortunately, people are not always able to enjoy the optimal results of weight loss.
After losing a significant amount of weight, many people have loose, excess skin. This skin may not tighten and conform to a person’s new body contours no matter how much they diet or exercise. In these cases, a body lift may be the most appropriate solution.
A body lift removes excess skin and tissue, and re-drapes remaining skin to create a more toned and defined figure. A body lift can improve the contours of the thighs, waist, hips, and buttocks, all in a single procedure. For those who are candidates, a body lift can be a completely transformative procedure. Here, Dr. Vishnu Rumalla discusses the qualities that make for an ideal body lift candidate at his Fort Worth, TX plastic surgery practice.
Those Who Have Lost Significant Weight
Significant weight loss is the number one event that leads someone to seek a body lift. When a person diets and exercises, the body burns calories, which results in the loss of body fat. The same is true following a weight loss procedure, such as gastric bypass; the sudden decrease of calorie intake causes the body to burn off excess fat so that the patient loses a large amount of weight quickly.
Unfortunately, even if a patient has decent skin elasticity, it is unlikely that the skin will conform to such drastic weight changes. This leaves many with saggy skin that prevents them from enjoying the full results of their weight loss efforts. The only way to effectively tighten the skin and improve body contours in these cases is through surgery.
Those Who Have Maintained a Steady Weight
Many people are eager to schedule body lift surgery while they are continuing to lose weight. However, body lift surgery is not a suitable solution until a patient has reached his or her ideal weight, and maintained that weight for at least six months.
It is important to give the body time to adjust to changes and see how the skin and tissues will settle in the months following significant weight loss. Patients should also be dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and be able to maintain a steady weight long-term.
Individuals in Good Overall Health
A body lift is a serious surgical procedure that carries a degree of risk. To keep the risk of post-surgical complications low, Dr. Rumalla will only perform surgery on those who are in good overall health. Patients must be free of any medical conditions that may make surgery unnecessarily risky. It is also important for patients to cut out any unhealthy habits, such as smoking and heavy drinking, which could increase the risk of complications or slow down the healing process.
If loose, saggy skin is preventing you from achieving the body contours you desire, you may be an ideal candidate for a body lift at Dr. Vishnu Rumalla’s plastic surgery practice. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss your aesthetic goals and find out if a body lift can help you obtain the figure you’ve always desired.