What is a body lift?
A body lift is a plastic surgical procedure in which excess fat and skin are removed from areas including your thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. Remaining skin is then lifted and firmed to your natural contours to provide a shapelier, refined, attractive physique.
Who is a good candidate for a body lift?
Board-certified Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña offers the body lift procedure to both men and women throughout the Naples, Florida area. The best candidates for a body lift have large amounts of excess skin following significant weight loss. Many people seek a body lift following bariatric surgery.
Ideal candidates for a body lift should be in generally good health, be prepared for a complex surgical procedure, and be devoted to carefully following all of Dr. Peña’s postsurgical advice. If you have only minimal amounts of fat and skin that need to be removed, a procedure such as liposuction may be better suited to meet your needs.
Can a body lift be combined with other procedures?
It is not uncommon for a body lift to be combined with other body contouring procedures. Depending on your unique frame, Dr. Peña may recommend combining your body lift with procedures such as an arm lift or breast lift. This will depend on your needs and ultimate aesthetic desires.
What risks are there with a body lift procedure?
Like any surgery, a body lift will come with some risks. Dr. Peña will carefully help you weigh the pros and cons of this procedure during your initial consultation. Risks of a body lift include infection, excessive bleeding, asymmetrical results, and improper wound healing. Dr. Peña takes every care necessary to guard against these complications. Your risks can be further reduced by closely following all of Dr. Peña’s postsurgical advice.
Is a body lift right for me?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your body following weight loss or if you have excess skin and fat that will not respond to diet and exercise, a body lift may be the ideal solution. This is best determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Peña. Working with each patient on a highly personal level, Dr. Peña will listen to your concerns, assess your entire frame, and help you determine if a body lift is right for you.
If you live in the areas of Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, or Estero, Florida and have questions about the body lift procedure, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Manuel Peña, MD to schedule an initial body contouring consultation today.