Body Lift in Atlanta, GA
Following dramatic weight loss, many patients develop flaccid muscle tissue and folds of drooping skin around the torso. A body lift is a procedure that eliminates this extra hanging skin. At Mang Plastic Surgery, located in Duluth, GA, and led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Mang, patients in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and nearby areas are seeing stunning results from body lift surgery and other cosmetic procedures. Contact our office today to set up a consultation!
What is a Body Lift?
A body lift refers to a surgical procedure that is typically performed on patients after significant weight loss to tighten the muscles of the midsection and eliminate folds of drooping skin that is often left behind after weight loss. You may choose to combine the body lift with other cosmetic procedures such as an arm lift, thigh lift, liposuction, and/or breast enhancement in order to address other cosmetic issues that may come up during weight loss.
What is the Goal of a Body Lift Procedure?
The goal of the body lift is to trim away hanging folds of skin that remain around the torso and tighten the muscles of the midsection to create a streamlined, smooth body contour. In many patients, folds of hanging skin, in addition to detracting from the appearance, may also produce chafing, rashes, and infections in the skin. In those cases, the procedure may be covered by health insurance.
Who Can Benefit from a Body Lift Procedure?
This procedure is commonly performed on patients who were once obese and have lost weight naturally or by means of surgery to eliminate loose hanging folds of skin around the torso and midsection. An intake consultation with Dr. Mang can help you determine if a body lift may be suitable for you.
How Involved is the Body Lift Procedure?
A body lift is normally performed using general anesthesia, using an incision that encircles the body, through which excess skin and fat are extracted from the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and lower back. The procedure tightens the midsection, and excess skin is trimmed away. Dr. Mang hides the incision within the bikini area to make it as inconspicuous as possible. Liposuction may be combined with a body lift to extract fatty tissue from stubborn problem areas and smooth the body contour. You may also combine a body lift with other procedures such as breast enhancement to achieve a more comprehensive makeover.
What Other Benefits Does a Body Lift Provide?
The body lift is a surgical treatment that effectively trims away excess fat and skin, while tightening muscles, producing the following effects:
- Tightens the abdomen and midsection.
- Slims and tones the waistline.
- Lifts and tightens the derriere.
- Trims away drooping folds of skin from the torso, thighs, and buttocks.
- Removes any scars, cellulite, stretch marks, and other imperfections that may be located on the skin that is trimmed away.
- Alleviates and prevents chafing and irritation caused by skin folds hanging around the torso area.
- Helps clothes fit more loosely and comfortably.
- Improves self-esteem and body image.
What About Recovery After a Body Lift?
We recommend that you allow yourself the time to rest fully for about a week, and to have someone drive you home after the treatment and help around the house for a few days. You may need to take up to two weeks off work.
Immediately following the procedure, you will begin wearing a compression garment that you must wear continuously for several weeks to support and protect delicate tissue, while also reducing swelling and discomfort. Prescribed pain medication can help alleviate pain while topical arnica can help to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Patients will begin to see results after about six weeks. Around this time, they can slowly resume gentle physical activities, including sexual activity.
After losing massive amounts of weight, a body lift is essential to help your body adapt to its new contours. At Mang Plastic Surgery in Duluth, GA, you can undergo a body lift performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Mang. Our state-of-the-art cosmetic medical facility serves residents of Atlanta, Alpharetta and nearby vicinities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mang.