Significant fluctuations in weight and genetic factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity resulting in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
A lower body lift improves the shape and tone of underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.
Sagging fat and skin are removed and the procedure(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, which is commonly known as cellulite. A body lift may include these areas:
Body lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction can accomplish that if skin has good elasticity and naturally conforms to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and body lift procedures are recommended.
Results of body lift surgery are visible almost immediately. However, it may take up to 24 months or more to achieve final results of the body lift procedures. Some visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long term, provided you maintain a stable weight and fitness level.
Your Mercy bariatric team will work closely with our board certified plastic surgeons to ensure the best outcome for your body contouring procedure.