Body contouring, or lift usually is the result of a major weight loss and can target the upper, middle or lower body. Losing a substantial amount of weight is a healthy choice. But the skin that stretched to accommodate those extra pounds remains. In addition, stubborn pockets of fat in certain body areas may not go away. In addition to hiding the body’s new shape, excess skin is often uncomfortable. Depending on its location, it can even impede movement.
Body contouring removes excess skin and excess fat while tightening the underlying tissue supporting the skin. This cosmetic surgery can include several specific lifts such those described above. In addition, a face lift can also help rejuvenate the features after major weight loss.
Successful candidates for the body lift should have realistic goals. They must be healthy adults who have stabilized and can maintain their weight loss through proper nutrition and exercise.