Losing lots pounds can be a thrilling experience. However, in many cases, the thrill is short lived. Not with folds of skin left after a dramatic weight loss. The folds come as a result the inflexibility of your skin to conform to the your new shape and size. This excess skin can be worth several pounds. It will sag and rub against each other, causing rashes and creating a pathway for infections. Today, many people are at ends in finding ways to do away with the excess skin.
However, thanks to science, there is no need to worry. Plastic surgery can help contour the excess skin, remove excess tissues and fats, thereby helping improve the shape and firmness of your tissues. The corrective surgeries used to achieve these results are given an umbrella term of ‘body lift’. Body lifting is advantageous in that, it helps achieve permanent results and improve your general appearance.
Types of Body Lifts
There are several types of body lifts. They include: tummy tucks, face lifts, breast lifts, thigh lifts, buttock lifts, lower body lifts and arm lifts. This article looks at the three most common body lifts.
1. Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty, is the most common body lift. After a dramatic weight loss, your abdominal muscles may become loose and sagging. Abdominoplasty helps correct this. It surgically removes excess skin and fat and helps restore loose, separated muscles, creating a smooth, firm, and flatter abdominal profile. The results are permanent. Additionally, it may help to remove the stretchmarks, particularly those located in areas of excised skin.
2. Face Lifts
Face lift is medically known as rhytidectomy. It surgically removes excess skin and fat in the middle of the face, lower face and under the chin (double chin). The face is the most noticed part of your body and face lifting helps rejuvenate your appearance. Additionally, the surgery may remove furrows and creases that come with aging. Rhytidectomy may be accompanied by brow lifts and eye lid surgery.
3. Breast Lifts
After dramatic weight loss, the breasts may sag. Breast lifts (mastopexy) helps correct this by removing excess skin and tissues around the breasts, thereby helping reshape and restore their firmness. The result is a firm, raised breasts and an impressive figure. The process may be used to achieve fuller breasts by combining it with breast augmentation surgery.
The above are the most common body lifts. However, body lifting can be exercised virtually in any part of the body. For the procedure to be successful, ensure that you have a stable weight, you are not smoking, and you are not planning to get pregnant in the near future.
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