Body lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed for patients with excess skin, fat deposits, and loss of skin elasticity in various areas of the body. The procedure is especially effective in the removal of extra skin and fat following significant weight loss. Dr. Irvin Wiesman considers a body lift to be the best cosmetic option for men and women who have experienced massive weight loss but still have loose skin and unwanted fat in the abdomen, back, thighs, buttocks, breasts, and arms.
A consultation with Dr. Wiesman will ultimately determine your candidacy for a body lift procedure. During this visit, he’ll take the time to discuss the various body lift options that are available, any medical conditions you may have, medications you take, and your expectations for the procedure. Measurements of your body will be taken and your general health assessed, allowing Dr. Wiesman to suggest the treatment that best suits your unique needs. Generally, good candidates for body lift surgery are patients who:
Dr. Wiesman will make recommendations based on your individual requirements, your health history, and your desired outcome to provide you with the safest and most efficient treatment plan possible.
An upper-body lift treats the arms and breasts, defining new contours and promoting a lifted, trim appearance. A total lower-body lift addresses the waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, and tummy in a single surgery. Both procedures will effectively remove excess skin and fat, as well as tighten and properly position the skin for a more contoured result. In some cases, liposuction may be used to enhance the results of a body lift.
An incision is made at the natural waist or slightly below the waist, depending on the patient’s needs and goals for the procedure. Due to the nature of the surgery and the location of the incision, the resultant scar is thin, hidden, and fades over time.
If you are interested in learning more about the body lift procedure or you’d like to schedule your consultation with Dr. Irvin Wiesman, we invite you to call our Chicago office at (312) 981-1290 or our Highland Park location at (847) 266-0684 today. Our highly trained team of professionals looks forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals in a way that not only meets your expectations, but exceeds them.