After bariatric surgery or following a strict diet and exercise program, it can be disheartening to be left with excess skin and fat that won’t disappear. Post-weight loss body contouring presents a solution, refining and beautifying body contours that have remained stubbornly unchanged. 

Who can benefit from a body lift?

If you have recently undergone substantial weight loss, congratulations. Whether you chose a bariatric procedure or underwent more traditional dietary and exercise methods, you have taken the first courageous step. A body lift is designed for those who:

  • Have excess skin and fat pockets left after dramatic weight loss. This can be both an aesthetic and emotional hurdle for many people, but with perseverance, achieving your desired look is within reach. 
  • In addition, post-weight loss body contouring is designed to help those people who have been unable to obtain the physique they desire solely through diet and exercise.
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What areas are targeted in a body lift?

Commonly, this cosmetic procedure targets the mid-section but can focus on any area of the body depending on individual needs. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and tightened, with additional supportive procedures such as liposuction used if required. All areas treated are reconstructed to create an aesthetically pleasing result. As the body ages, environmental influences such as sun exposure and extreme fluctuations in weight can cause tissues to become less elastic, leading to dissatisfaction with the following areas: 

  • Abdomen: Sagging may occur within the abdominal area and around the sides, extending into the lower back region
  • The buttocks: Fat deposits often settle around the buttocks
  • The thighs: The thighs are also vulnerable to aging and stubborn fat deposits. It is common for sagging skin to reveal itself along the inner and outer thighs and for an overall increase in circumference to occur.

For many individuals, loss of skin elasticity makes it so that even after reaching an optimal weight and taking protective measures against sun damage, it is still difficult to keep tissue firmness intact.

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Am I a good candidate for a body lift?

This procedure is designed to sculpt and remove excess skin from the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and arms to create smoother, firmer contours. 

  • If you have experienced a significant amount of weight loss or have gone through the aging process, you may be an ideal candidate for a body lift. 
  • If you are dealing with stubborn pockets of fat or a disproportionate body shape, you may also be a good candidate for a body lift. 

It is necessary for a body lift candidate to be in good health with realistic expectations about this procedure and its results. 

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What is the recovery for a body lift?

The type of body lift that an individual receives will determine the length of the recovery period and will depend on the amount and location of the excess skin. Recovery from a body lift typically requires several weeks of rest, during which time activities such as strenuous exercise must be avoided.

Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are normal after-effects of a body lift and can be diminished using cold compresses and prescribed medications. Following recovery recommendations is critical for successful results and prevents further complications. You can expect full recovery from your procedure two to three months after it is completed.

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Why choose Radiance by Roller?

Following a careful plan devised by both patient and doctor, natural results can be achieved at Radiance by Roller. Healing is maximized while scarring is minimized. Ultimately, body lifts provide the opportunity for confidence and comfort in one’s own skin after weight loss.

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