Most people have body issues. These issues are commonly caused by stubborn fat and excess skin in different parts of the body. How do these problems come about?
Excess Drooping Skin and Stubborn Fat
As we age, our body gradually slows down its production of collagen, which is a protein the skin needs in order to stay elastic. With low collagen production, our skin has difficulty shrinking back down after being stretched. This can cause our skin to droop in various different places, often creating an embarrassing appearance.
If you’ve lost a drastic amount of weight in a short amount of time, then chances are that your overstretched skin hasn’t had enough time to shrink back to its original position. You may be left with pockets of stubborn fat as well. Moms who have given birth also find themselves experiencing these problems.
Most people find it difficult to find clothes that fit right when they have massive amounts of fat and excess skin hanging in unwanted places. With the body-lift procedure, you will never have that problem again. The body lift helps to sculpt the body, creating a much more toned figure.
Different Types of Body Lift
A body lift is a combination of contouring procedures. Generally, there are three types of body lift: the upper, mid, and lower-body lift. The patient can choose which surgery they want to undergo depending on the location of the problem areas. If you have excess skin in numerous areas of the body, including the midsection, extremities, and lower body, a technique known as the total body lift may be recommended.
At the end of the day, it’s your choice to make. Inspect yourself in the mirror and scrutinize your body. Find places you want to reshape and discuss your options with Dr. Gikas. Always remember to keep your expectations realistic.
During your body-lift consultation, Dr. Gikas will give you a detailed description of the surgery. Talk to him about your goals for the surgery and any concerns you may have. Don’t be scared to ask questions.
When you understand the surgery, Dr. Gikas will discuss your personal surgical plan. As all bodies are different, each patient will need to have a specialized surgical plan made just for them. Discuss this with Dr. Gikas until you find one that’s acceptable for the both of you.
Are You a Good Candidate?
You’re a good candidate for a body lift if you’re in general good health and have excess drooping skin on various parts of your body. The procedure can leave you with a trimmer, smoother, and more toned figure. Smoking can negatively affect the results of the body lift, so it’s important to avoid smoking in the weeks before and after the procedure.
Make an Appointment for a Consultation
Dr. Elias Gikas is a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who will be happy to meet with you during a consultation. To schedule your consultation and get started with the body-lift process, contact our office.