Losing a dramatic amount of weight can seem like excellent news, but what follows can be dreaded by a lot of people who are in the situation — saggy skin! How can you celebrate shedding lots of pounds when your skin starts drooping here and there? At our cosmetic surgery practice, you can resolve this dilemma with a body lift.
Should you get a body lift?
There are certain factors to consider to determine if you are a good candidate for a body lift. For one, individuals who can best benefit from this plastic surgery procedure are those who have lost about 30 to 50 percent of their peak weight. These are the people who are bothered by their drooping skin, tissue, and fat, which usually surround the abdomen.
Getting a body lift? Jot down these helpful tips!
Before getting a body lift, you need to have a consultation with a qualified surgeon to determine if the procedure can give you the results you desire. The surgeon may not recommend a body lift if there is more fat underneath the drooping skin. In this case, he may advise you to continue to lose more weight before going under the knife.
Meanwhile, it’s important for you to achieve a stable weight. It’s especially essential that your weight does not fluctuate post-procedure, as this can greatly affect the results. As a solution to this, our surgeons usually advise patients to wait for about two years after reaching their desired weight before pursuing this body contouring procedure. This will give the skin enough time to adapt to the new body, preventing any weight gain right after surgery.
Health and wellness is always a key factor!
Most of all, maintain a good overall health through proper nutrition and exercise. This small effort will go a long way as you heal after a body lift.
Want to know if you are a good candidate for this life-changing procedure? Find out during your initial consultation with one of our highly experienced doctors. Give us a call today at (508) 334-5990 to learn more about how you can look and feel better with a body lift.