A person’s shape is dependent on several factors: skin tone, fat distribution, muscle tone and bone structure. When a person has undergone massive weight loss, they usually experience excessive amounts of loose or sagging skin, along with deposits of stubborn fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.
Body lift surgery targets those areas of the body that are most affected by significant changes in weight, often as the result of bariatric surgery.
If you are unhappy with your appearance after substantial weight loss, please contact the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. online or at 603-647-4430 today to schedule a free consultation. We proudly help patients from Manchester, Nashua and all communities of southern New Hampshire.
What Is a Body Lift?
A body lift is a comprehensive combination of procedures performed to remove loose and drooping skin from the abdominal, trunk and thigh regions. Body lift surgery improves the tone and shape of the underlying tissue that supports skin and fat. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the underlying musculature is tightened.
Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Feins may also recommend other body and breast treatments to maximize your results and ensure a consistent and pleasing look, such as breast reduction or arm lift surgery.
If the abdominal area is your only area of concern, you may be better suited for abdominoplasty alone. During your initial consultation, Dr. Feins will assess your condition, discuss your goals and make a recommendation that best suits your needs.
Body Lift Options
A body lift can reduce the amount of loose skin in the abdominal area, which may also extend to other parts of the body. Body lifts are as unique as the patients who undergo them, and can involve procedures that focus on related problem areas, such as:
- Lower back
The type of body lift you choose will depend greatly on the location of your excess skin in addition to your overall goals. Dr. Feins can target a specific area or treat multiple issues at once.
Am I a Good Candidate for Skin Removal Surgery?
Skin removal surgery, commonly referred to as a body lift, is a complex procedure that should be carefully considered. Patients who have undergone massive weight loss are experiencing loss of skin tone and sagging skin may be good candidates for a body lift.
Generally speaking, good candidates for excess skin removal surgery should be:
- In good overall physical health
- Near an ideal weight
- Willing to limit physical activities during a recovery period that could last for several weeks
- Committed to closely adhering to Dr. Feins’ pre and post-operative instructions
- Willing to accept resultant scars
The first step in determining if any plastic surgery procedure is appropriate for your situation is to meet personally with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Feins. During this confidential one-on-one meeting, Dr. Feins will evaluate your candidacy and discuss all of your body contouring options.
How Much Does Loose Skin Removal Surgery Cost?
A number of factors are involved in determining the cost of a body lift, including the type of surgery and any related procedures that may accompany the skin removal. During your personal consultation with Dr. Feins, he will explain every detail of your potential procedure or combination of procedures, including a cost estimate.
Start Building Your Body Lift
The new you is waiting. Call the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. today at 603-647-4430 to schedule a free initial consultation. We help patients from southern New Hampshire, including Manchester, Nashua and Concord.