Time and gravity are two uncontrollable factors that affect how your body changes over the years. One of the most common developments everybody faces is sagging skin. After experiencing the effects of gravity since the day you were born, the skin eventually starts to droop.
The skin on areas of your body like your face, stomach and thighs will appear loose, and lines and wrinkles may cause you to look older than you really are. Sagging skin develops over time, leading to different degrees of bagginess.
How to Deal with Sagging Skin
One way to deal with the development of sagging skin and fat deposits on your body is to opt for a body lift. A body lift is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat and skin from many trouble areas, contouring and sculpting these areas. Skin conditions such as an uneven or dimpled skin can also be removed or greatly reduced during this procedure.
The three main areas Dr. Martin focuses on during a body lift are the thighs, the buttocks, and the abdomen. These are the places that exhibit the most visible signs of sagging skin and fatty deposits.
Aside from age, there are other factors that may predispose someone to saggy skin and development of fat deposits. These include prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays, genetics, pregnancy, and even weight loss. People who have lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time are often left with sagging skin that requires surgery to get rid of.
Liposuction vs. a Body Lift
While liposuction is a popular method for people who want to remove fat, it is not recommended for those who also want to get rid of sagging skin. Liposuction cannot fix sagging skin and is generally used when the skin is elastic and is capable of self-restoration after surgery.
A body lift, on the other hand, removes not only stubborn fat but also loose skin while tightening the underlying tissues. Liposuction can be used alongside a body lift to obtain more pronounced results.
The Body-Lift Procedure
Before the body-lift surgery, you will be administered with anesthesia (typically general anesthesia) to ensure that you do not feel any pain during the process. Dr. Martin will make incisions in the areas of your body with sagging skin and fatty deposits.
Excess skin will then be carefully trimmed away, and fatty deposits will be removed through liposuction. Internal sutures placed in the tissues help in supporting the skin and providing youthful contours. Finally, stitches will be used to close the incisions that were created.
One of the greatest benefits of a body lift is that you will notice the results almost immediately after recovery, although it may take up to two years for all of them to completely take effect.
Schedule a Body-Lift Consultation Today
Dr. Kurtis Martin, a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and numerous satisfied customers, will be available to describe the details of the body lift during a consultation. At this consultation, you will be able to choose which parts of your body will be contoured and sculpted. Contact our office today to set up your appointment.