Body Lift

Plastic Surgery in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation and Davie, Florida

It’s natural to lose some elasticity in our skin as we age. But genetics, lifestyle, and rapid weight loss can sometimes cause us to end up with excessive amounts of loose, drooping skin. While it’s impossible to completely turn back the clock, a body lift can help reduce the appearance of sagging skin and restore your contours to a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Please contact Dr. Jon Harrell at the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery today at (954) 526-0066 to arrange your Miami body lift consultation.

What is a body lift?

A body lift is a cosmetic procedure that helps improve contour and skin tone in patients who suffer from poor tissue elasticity. Body lift procedures are commonly used to tighten excess skin in individuals who lose a large amount of weight in a short amount of time, such as those who undergo bariatric surgery, but it is by no means limited to these patients. In certain cases, a body lift may be combined with other body contouring procedures like liposuction to achieve an even more pleasing appearance.

What can a body lift correct?

Every patient is as different as his or her aesthetic goals, but body lift can be used to address any combination of the following

  • Drooping, flat, or unevenly shaped buttocks
  • A drooping abdomen with folds of skin that extend to the lower back
  • A sagging groin that affects the inner thighs
  • All areas of the thighs

A body lift doesn’t help you lose weight, but it can dramatically improve the shape of your body if you are at or near your ideal weight.

How does a body lift work?

Before your procedure, Dr. Harrell will discuss your aesthetic goals with you, and together you’ll identify the parts of your body that you’d like to address with your body lift. When you arrive in the operating room, you’ll be administered anesthesia, and Dr. Harrell will make incisions in the areas to be tightened and firmed. Then, he’ll carefully remove excess skin from those areas and ensure that the final contour will look as natural as possible. Finally, Dr. Harrell will close the incisions using sutures. You’ll spend some time in our recovery room before being sent home with specific postoperative care instructions. Recovery from body lift is similar to recovery from a tummy tuck procedure.

Am I a candidate for body lift?

The suitability of any body contouring procedure depends on your health, your aesthetic goals, and your consultation with Dr. Harrell. However, good candidates for body lift treatment often include

  • Patients who are in generally good health and within a few pounds of their ideal body weight
  • Patients who suffer from loose or sagging skin in one or more areas of the body
  • Patients who abstain from smoking
  • Patients who have realistic expectations and who are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle

If loose, drooping tissue causes you to feel self-conscious, it may be time to consider body lift. Our doctors will work with you to determine the plan of action that best addresses your individual needs, and we’ll be with you every step of the way. Please contact the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery today at (954) 526-0066 to discuss your Miami body lift with our experienced cosmetic surgeon.