A body lift is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess tissue after significant weight loss. The procedure offers numerous benefits to those that have lost weight quickly due to bariatric surgery or their own dieting efforts. If you have reached the target number on the scale but do not see the results you were hoping for when you look in the mirror, body contouring surgery may be the right choice for you. Check out these potential benefits you can expect to gain from a body lift procedure.
Customized to Your Needs
Body lifts can be completely customized to the unique needs of each patient. The surgeons at The New York Group for Plastic Surgery are experienced in a wide range of body lift procedures and will help you determine the right procedures for you. In some cases, your lift procedures will be performed simultaneously to provide you with dramatic results with just one time under anesthesia and one recovery period. Other patients might require two or more procedures to reach their desired outcome without sacrificing their safety.
Creates a Smoother Body Contour
When you started on your weight loss efforts, you probably had an image in your mind of how your final result would look. That image probably did not include extensive folds of loose skin hanging over those newly sculpted areas, marring your overall profile. By removing skin folds, you can streamline your body contour to get much closer to the image you had in your mind before you began your journey. The cosmetic improvement can do much to increase your self-esteem and your self-confidence, as well as your satisfaction with your weight loss success.
Eliminates Skin Irritation, Infection
When you have loose skin rubbing together, you also have an increased risk for skin irritation and even infections. This problem can become quite painful, impacting your ability to wear some types of clothing and participate in some activities. You may require multiple treatments to manage ongoing skin conditions, which can be inconvenient and time consuming in addition to physically painful. When we eliminate the loose skin, we also effectively eliminate the skin issues.
Allows for Smaller Clothing Sizes
Before you began your weight loss, you were probably looking forward to fitting into smaller sizes of clothing. Unfortunately, loose skin left behind can continue to hinder your ability to wear the clothing you had been waiting for. In addition, the extra skin can make clothing uncomfortable, keeping you from donning some of your favorite pieces. Body lift procedures can smooth your body contours to make those smaller clothing sizes more comfortable.
You May Qualify for Insurance Coverage
While most plastic surgery procedures are not covered by insurance, there are instances where at least a portion of your body lift procedure may qualify for coverage. Insurance is more likely to consider coverage if the patient lost the weight through bariatric surgery. It is also more common for insurance to cover lift procedures around the midsection than areas like the upper arms or calves. If you have documented skin conditions as a result of your loose skin, this will also increase your odds of qualifying for coverage.
Body lift procedures are major surgeries that require training, experience and expertise to perform properly. The surgeons at New York Group for Plastic Surgery have the knowledge and experience to perform these procedures safely and help patients achieve their desired results. To learn more, contact the New York Group for Plastic Surgery at one of our four offices: New York City at 855-337-3063, Tarrytown at 914-366-6139, or Goshen at 845-294-2018.