Successful cosmetic surgeons, like Gary A. Vela, M.D., have an extensive amount of experience with body lift surgeries. Many people who either lose massive amounts of weight through dieting and exercise, or through weight loss surgeries, find themselves with excess, sagging skin that only further surgery can correct. A body lift consists of three sections, upper, middle, or lower body lift; all three procedures can be combined for a total, or full body lift.
Body lifts allow for the improvement in tone and shape of the underlying tissue that supports skin and fat. The procedure can often be sued for the removal of dimpled skin, or cellulite. Body lifts often address key problematic areas: the thigh (outer, inner, posterior, or circumference), buttocks (flat, low, shaped unevenly), abdominal area (stomach, sides, lower back), and groin (sagging into inner thigh). Many individuals may choose body lifts because of significant weight loss, or because of issues in body contour due to aging, pregnancy, genetics, or sun damage as all of these can factor into the loss of skin elasticity.
Gary A. Vela, M.D., and other prominent cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons offer body lifts to patients in a highly individualized form. Body lift surgery is very customizable to the goals and desires of the patient. Candidates for this procedure need to be in good health, be committed to a lifestyle of nutrition and exercise, and be in excellent mental health as this procedure can be a length and emotional one.
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