After experiencing significant weight loss, many patients are left with excess, drooping skin in multiple areas that can detract from their enhanced figure. Traditional body lift surgery is designed to tighten and reshape loose skin and other tissues around a specific area. Whereas a full body lift combines tightens and reshapes loose skin in multiple areas.
A full body lift is not a type of bariatric surgery. It is not designed to help you lose weight, and it will not help reshape your body. Rather, a full body lift is a body contouring procedure that is ideal for patients who are left with excess loose skin after losing a substantial amount of weight. This procedure is intended to highlight and complement the beautiful shape that lies beneath your excess skin.
It is important to recognize that patients will need to take care to maintain a healthy weight after a full body lift procedure in order to maximize results. Without proper care, your skin can begin to stretch again to accommodate new weight. Dr. Freund works with patients to identify the right time for body lift surgery during their weight loss journey. If needed, he can even recommend nutritionists and other bariatric specialists for additional guidance.