Over the years, due to fluctuation in weight, aging, sun damage and heredity, your skin will naturally sag. You may be bothered by drooping or dimpled skin around your abdomen, buttocks, groin and thighs. A body lift will help you to gain a tighter, smoother and more toned appearance.
During the procedure, medications such as intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be administered. The surgery will last around six to eight hours. Incisions will be made, allowing the doctor to remove excess skin and fat and to reposition and tighten the tissue. Support sutures will be added to the tissue to help form and support the new contours. You will be able to leave the hospital a couple of hours after surgery and should be able to return to normal activities in the following three to four weeks.
You will notice results almost immediately, and in the next one to two years, as your body settles into the changes, you will likely grow even more satisfied with the results. Scars from the incisions will always remain, but will fade somewhat over time. For the best long-term results, it is important to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
You will be thrilled your firmer and younger-looking appearance.