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, cause rashes and create a pathway for infections. Today, many people are at ends in finding ways to do away with the excess skin.
However, thanks to science, no need to worry. Plastic surgery can help contour the excess skin, remove excess tissues and fats, thereby help to 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 to correct this. It surgically removes excess skin and fats, and helps restore lose, 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 lifts, is medically known as rhytidectomy. It surgically removes excess skin and fats in the middle of the face, lower face and under your chin (double chin). The face is the most noticed part of your body. Face lifting helps to 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 to correct this by removing excess skin and tissues around the breasts, thereby helping to re shape and restore the 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 process to be successful, ensure that you have a stable weight, not smoking and not planning to get pregnant in the near future.
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