Skin that has lost a lot of its elasticity (ability to bounce back) will result in loose skin. There are many reasons why skin would lose its elasticty including:
- Sun Exposure
- Weight loss
Unfortunately, diet and exercise will not help in re-tightening the skin. And currently, there are no non-surgical ways of tightening the skin. When loose skin accumulates around our trunk and mid-section, the only way to fully correct this is through a body lift procedure. With a body lift, you are given the chance to slim, tighten, and lift your midsection to rejuvenate your figure, and feel good in your own skin again. With the aid of Dr. Repta, you can rest easy knowing that you'll be getting nothing other than the best body lift Scottsdale can offer.
What is a body lift?
There are two main types of body lifts.
- Upper body lift
- Lower body lift
An upper body lift is also known as a Bra-Line Back-Lift and Dr. Repta is responsible for co-publishing this procedure a few years back in the prestigious journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. An upper body lift or Bra-Line Back-Lift is designed to smooth, tighten, and lift the middle and upper back. In doing so, the bra fat and back rolls that many women complain about are eliminated.
A lower body lift goes by several different names, including lower body lift, circumferential tummy tuck, belt lipectomy, tummy tuck and buttocks lift. A lower body lift is a procedure that offers a solution to skin laxity of the waist, including the abdomen, hips/thighs and buttocks. It is designed to lift the hips, buttocks, and thighs as well as tighten and smooth out the abdomen.
Patients who have experienced significant weight loss through dieting, bariatric surgery, or even pregnancy are usually left with drooping skin and fat deposits on various parts of the body particularly the waist. These stubborn fat and skin deposits can make it difficult for one to enjoy the full satisfaction of losing such an extensive amount of weight, and often it can be the source of skin irritations, back pain, and inability to exercise..
With Dr. Repta's body lift surgery in Scottsdale, patients can experience the relief that comes with removal of excess skin and tightening of the underlying structures. In accomplishing this, patients can feel happy and comfortable with their weight loss and finally achieve the goal of looking and feeling good. Read more below to learn about whether this procedure may be right for you.
Benefits of a body lift
For patients who have experienced significant weight loss, a body lift is an important step in achieving the body shape and appearance they have always desired. A lower and upper body lift seeks to remove excess skin all around the waist and upper back leaving patients with skin that is properly distributed throughout their new, more slender body. A body lift offers the following benefits:
- Removal of loose skin around one's entire midsection and back
- Removal of overhanging skin that can cause painful chafing, rashes and sometimes infections
- Tightened skin on the abdomen, back, hips, thighs and buttocks
- Tightened skin on the groin
- Removal of bra fat and back rolls
- A stronger core
- Restoration of one's self esteem through the removal of unsightly skin
- Vastly improved physical comfort
Body lift consultation
If you are considering a body lift, your next step is a private consultation with Dr. Repta. During this time, Dr. Repta will carefully listen to your personal goals for eliminating loose skin and reshaping your body. Based on your goals as well as the unique characteristics of your body, Dr. Repta will discuss with you all of your options and help you create a body contouring plan that's specifically tailored to your needs.
During the consultation, Dr. Repta educates you every step of the way. He makes you an intimate part of the process, and the two of you will work as a team to determine the best course of treatment. With Dr. Repta, plastic surgery is a collaborative effort, and he will not move forward with surgery until the two of you are in perfect harmony.
Body lift recovery
The recovery process of a body lift will vary depending on which body lift is performed. The upper body lift or Bra-Line Back-Lift recovery is surprisingly easy. With an upper body lift, there are no drains and often no brusing and very little swelling. Because of how the Bra-Line Back-Lift procedure is performed, most patients will return to work only a few days later. A lower body lift recovery is often a little longer and can be comparable to a standard tummy tuck recovery. Depending on the extent of the lower body lift as well as the health and unique characteristics of each persons body, two or three week recovery to be comfortable returning to most types of work is often the case. During your recovery period, you will be expected to adhere to several recovery guidelines which we will share with you prior to surgery. We have learned these recovery tips from our patients along the way and will share with you novel ways to recover faster and in more comfort. These guidelines not only ensure the highest level of comfort, they also help give you the best aesthetic outcome. More information can be found in the Anesthesia, Risks & Recovery section.
Body lift aftercare
The Body Lift procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery with patients going home shortly after the procedure. However, depending on several factors-such as the complexity of the procedure, the availability of a caregiver at home or your personal preference-some patients may decide to take advantage of a nearby aftercare facility. This helps ensure your personal attention and needs are looked after by Dr. Repta and his highly trained staff. Driven by the passion of delivering the best body lift Scottsdale has to offer, Dr. Repta is eager to help you achieve the look you have always wanted and finally complete your weight loss journey.
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