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What Is a Body Lift and Am I a Good Candidate?

Losing a large amount of weight is a wonderful accomplishment. Unfortunately, it can also compromise your skin’s elasticity and leave you with sagging skin. Trying to get rid of excess skin and stubborn fat deposits may seem nearly impossible, especially when diet and exercise alone do not seem to make a difference. That is where a body lift comes in. This surgical procedure targets underlying tissue to remove excess skin, reduce sagging, and improve your overall appearance. Here is what you should know about this surgery.

What Is a Body Lift?

A body lift is a medical procedure that corrects and contours many areas of the body. The body lift usually involves three procedures:

For optimal aesthetic outcomes, other body contouring options, such as liposuction, may also be done during a body lift.

Why Would Someone Need a Body Lift?

If you have recently lost a lot of weight through bariatric surgery or other strategies, you may have residual loose skin that may be causing rashes or irritation. Additionally, other factors may detract from your skin’s elasticity and cause sagging. These include the aging process, sun damage, pregnancy, and genetics. A body lift can help alleviate the discomfort that you experience.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Body Lift?

Since a body lift is an intensive procedure, the decision to undergo one is serious.

Here are some indicators that a body lift may be right for you:

  • You have quickly lost a lot of weight
  • You have a lot of loose skin on one or more areas of your body
  • You are relatively healthy with no medical conditions that will increase your risk of side effects
  • You do not smoke
  • You are committed to maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle
  • You have realistic goals, a positive outlook, and are of sound psychological mind

Schedule a Consultation With Dr. George P. Chatson in North Andover, MA, or Nashua, NH

If you are ready to feel more confident in your body with a body lift, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson can help. To schedule your confidential consultation, call 978-687-1151 for our North Andover, MA office or 603-882-2103 for our Nashua, NH office. Or, get started by filling out this online form.

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