Losing weight can come with mixed results. You’re excited that you’ve been able to reach that magical number on the scale, but loose skin makes you wonder if it was worth all of the dieting and exercising.
The good news is that you don’t have to regret your decision to lose weight. You can do something about the excess skin!
Body Lift Surgery
Body lift surgery, also known as belt lipectomy, is a common procedure for people who have lost a lot of weight. The goal of this procedure is to remove stretched out, extra skin that’s left over after the fat is gone.
This procedure can be done on the:
- Groin (inner thigh)
As you can see, the lift can target the entire body. The procedure tightens the body, so it looks lean and healthy. Some patients do not need a lift in all of these areas. A cosmetic or plastic surgeon will be able to decide which ones are most needed during a pre-op appointment.
About the Procedure
Body lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. An anesthesiologist will be present to administer the anesthesia since the patient needs monitoring during the procedure.
Surgery begins when the patient is comfortably under the influence of anesthesia. Vitals are taken regularly to ensure the patient is tolerating the anesthesia well. Our number one commitment is to the health and safety of our patients.
During the procedure of removing excess fat and skin, the plastic surgeon may decide to use SmartLipo™ laser liposuction to tighten the area. SmartLipo™ targets fat cells and then destroys them. The laser does not damage tissues, blood vessels, or nerves, which means it can result in less blood loss and bruising.
This uniquely effective procedure offers recipients smooth, tight, and beautiful looking skin, and can be the final touch to a great-looking body lift.
Want More Information about Body Lift Surgery in New York?
If you’re interested in body lift surgery in New York City or Long Island, contact our experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeons. We offer free consultations to answer all of our patients’ questions Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on Saturdays until 6:00 PM. Give us a call now at our Manhattan office at 212-206-0023 or at our Commack, Long Island office at 631-499-1831.
We look forward to helping you love your body again!