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If you have worked hard to lose a noteworthy amount of weight, you deserve to be congratulated. But you might be dismayed by the leftover loose and sagging skin that no amount of exercise can eliminate. Even for those who have not lost weight, the effects of aging and genetics can take their toll. Skin and the tissues beneath can lose youthful tone. Once stretched, our skin’s natural elasticity doesn’t necessarily return to its original firmness, and no amount of exercise can render it fully restored. That’s when a body lift can be most helpful.
Body lift surgery performed after substantial weight loss or in relation to other reasons drastically corrects the apron-like flaps that overlap the abdomen or lower back. It lifts saggy buttocks, groins and the drooping skin at thighs. A body lift removes excessive skin and fatty deposits, tightens underlying tissues and restores the body’s more natural shape. Body lift surgery complements the success of weight loss or restores a more more youthful, rejuvenated contour previously lost to aging.
For those who are primarily looking to lose fat in any of these areas as opposed to improving the skin’s elasticity, liposuction alone may be a better option. But for those who need to combine the elimination of excess skin with fat sculpting, Dr. Kouris includes liposuction during body lift surgery.
In order to achieve the most effective surgery, those who are in the process of losing weight will want to hold off on surgery until weight has stabilized. Losing weight after surgery can result in the development of more sagging skin in the very same areas. Likewise, in the event of weight gain after body lift surgery, the freshly tightened areas can develop stretch marks and surgical scars may expand.
What To Expect During The Body Lift Procedure
Body lift surgery requires anesthesia. Which type of anesthesia works best for you is one of the things that Dr. Kouris and you will talk about during your consultation.
During the body lift procedure, Dr. Kouris creates incisions that allow for the trimming of excessive skin, removal of fatty pockets through the use of liposuction, and lifting and tightening the underlying, supporting tissues. The procedure can include thigh lifts, tummy tucks or a lower body lift, which addresses the needs of buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure. Whenever possible, Dr. Kouris places incisions in areas that will be concealed by clothing.
What To Expect During Recovery
Body lift surgery is a procedure that requires a certain amount of recovery time. Expect some swelling and bruising. Over the coming months, the re-contoured tissues will complete their final appearance, but you’ll see the corrective results of the body lift and how your new contour will ultimate look immediately after the surgery.
Your Consultation With Dr. Kouris
As you consult with Dr. Kouris, you and he will discuss your expectations for your body lift. He’ll also thoroughly explain what will happen during your procedure, what to expect after surgery, and any possible side effects.
Dr. Kouris’s staff is happy to help you with any questions you may have before scheduling your body lift surgery and consultation. Please call 708-354-4667 or use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.