Body Lifts & Tucks
What is a body lift? A body lift addresses and improves the shape and tone of the tissues that require additional needed support whether due to aging or weight loss. Excess sagging fat and skin are removed and the areas are repaired in order to improve the contour.
A body lift may address these areas:
- Abdominal area – locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
- Buttocks that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
- Thigh – the inner, outer, or posterior thigh, or the thigh’s circumference
What a body lift won't do: Body lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and body lift techniques may be recommended.
What is an arm lift? An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:
- Reduces excess sagging skin of the upper arm
- Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise. Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.
What is a tummy tuck? Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and creates a profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
For more information about specific procedures please follow the links below to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons official website: