Body Lift Surgery Long Island, New York
A body lift is a surgical procedure that improves the tone and shape of a body with excessively loose skin by tightening the underlying tissues that support the skin and fat. Much of the time, excess skin is caused by natural aging processes whereby the skin loses its elasticity. It can also be the result of weight loss.
A body lift is great at treating the following areas:
- Flanks and lower back
- Inner and outer thighs
If excess fat is still present, liposuction can remove much of it; the body lift will then smooth and tighten the overlying skin.
Body Lift Procedure
Body lifts require many incisions, though both incision length and placement depend on the amount and location of excess skin. Dr. Jacono’s board-certified plastic surgery associates use advanced techniques and place the incisions in strategic locations so that they may be hidden by clothing and swimsuits.
The body lift is performed either under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
Lower Body Lift
A lower body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a procedure for those who have experienced significant weight loss through bariatric surgery or other means. When fat is eliminated in such fashion, the overlying skin will generally sag over the thighs, the abdomen, and the buttocks. While this undeniably leads to aesthetic issues, it can also cause more serious medical problems, including chafing, skin infections, and, in some cases, mobility difficulties.
During a lower body lift, our surgeons remove loose skin from the back, the thighs, and the buttocks. This is generally considered an extensive procedure but is well worth the results.
Upper Body Lift
The overarching goals of an upper body lift vary from patient to patient, but the procedure generally includes an arm lift and a breast lift. In some cases, the breast lift can even be paired with an augmentation to add volume and firmness. As is the case with the lower body lift, the upper body lift removes loose skin and recontours the underlying tissue. The remaining skin is then tightened, and incisions are closed and held together with sutures.
Body Lift Recovery
Recovery from a body lift can take several months, and it is recommended that patients take at least two to three weeks off from work. Some patients experience discomfort or pain during this period of recovery but can typically expect to see a 75% reduction in swelling within the first six weeks post-surgery and a 95% reduction within three months.
Generally speaking, body lifts require patients to wear compression garments during recovery. We also encourage clients to refrain from any heavy lifting and other strenuous activities for at least three weeks.
Body Lift Candidates
Any man or woman who is in good physical health but suffers from loose skin and soft tissue may be a good candidate for a body lift. That said, patients should have realistic expectations for their surgical outcomes.
During your consultation, be prepared to discuss your goals, and our experts will help you determine the best procedure for your needs.
Body Lift Before and After – Full Body Lift – Body Lift Surgery Scars – Lower Body Lift
To learn more about the body lift, or to schedule a consultation, please call our New York office at 212-570-2500, or our Long Island location at 516-773-4646. You can also fill out the following online contact form and one of our customer care specialists will help you make an appointment.