Over time, gravity affects everyone. Skin that begins to sag and appear unattractive can be enhanced with a series of lifts. Lifts can be performed on most areas of the body from head to toe. Arm, thigh and face are the most common areas while buttocks lifts are growing in popularity. Lifts are also beneficial for massive weight loss or gastric reduction surgery patients who want to remove the excess skin that often forms. Liposuction can be used instead of an arm lift in special instances where there is excess fat but the skin remains tight. However, the only method for correction is the arm lift if the skin is loose. The downside with the lift procedure is that noticeable scarring tends to occur. However, many people would rather have the scarring than the excess tissue, especially since the scarring tends to fade over time.
Types of Lifts:
- Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
- Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
- Buttock Lift (Gluteal Lift)
- Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
- Mid-Body Lift
- Neck Lift (Button-hole Neck Lift)
- Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
- Vulvoplasty (Removal of excessive vulva tissue)
Normal activity can be resumed within 7 – 10 days. No lifting should be performed for the first 3 – 5 days and no heavy lifting for 6 weeks.
Swelling is typical. Some mild to moderate discomfort over the first few days. Medication will be prescribed as needed.