A well-toned body with smooth contours often is a sign of fitness achieved by healthy diet and exercise.
Exercise cannot always achieve desired results for people who have loose, sagging skin and uneven contours. Aging, pregnancy and significant fluctuations in weight as well as genetic factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and upper arms.
Patients who undergo gastric by-pass or gastric banding often achieve weight losses of 50 to 200 lbs leaving behind loose and sagging skin.
If you desire a firmer, more youthful-looking body contour, then a surgical body lift may help achieve your goals. It improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue and skin.
Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. A body lift may include these areas:
- Abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
- Buttocks, that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
- Groin that may sag into the inner thigh
- Thigh, including the inner, outer, or posterior thigh, or circumferentially
It is difficult to give information on a web site secondary to the fact that it all depends on where the skin is loose and what skin excision is necessary to achieve proper contour. Please contact us for more information and to set up a consult.