As you gain weight, your skin grows and expands to accommodate additional fat. While weight loss is important for patients who are overweight, they often find that their skin doesn’t shrink back to its original size after substantial weight loss.
Excess skin doesn’t just leave the body looking deflated. Many of our patients find that it impacts how they feel about themselves. Once excited about losing weight, these patients feel frustrated and disappointed by their new look. Excess skin is a normal part of losing weight. It is also treatable. Learn more about a body lift in Chicago, IL.
A body lift is ideal for patients that have lost significant weight, including bariatric surgery patients, Obalon balloon weight loss patients, and those that have lost weight through diet and exercise.
Lose Excess Skin from Head to Toe
Patients gain and lose weight differently. After weight loss, one patient may struggle with the abdominal area and hips while another may have excess skin on the face, arms, and thighs. We’ll customize your procedure to your body’s specific needs. A body lift commonly includes:
Many of our patients pair their procedure with liposuction as well, targeting those final stubborn fat pockets and enhancing their final results. Before your procedure, we’ll talk about your goals and create your own personalized treatment plan to ensure we target your problem areas. This procedure is designed for you and we can add or remove treatments as necessary to achieve your ideal look.
Alleviate Post-Weight Loss Body Complaints
Loose, saggy skin after weight loss can lead to uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms. A body lift removes this skin, alleviating many of these post-weight loss complaints. Our body lift patients report:
- Fewer rashes and irritations.
- Less odor in skin folds and creases.
- Better clothing fit and more wardrobe options.
- Easier, more comfortable exercise.
- Improved aesthetic appearance.
- Increased desire to maintain weight loss results.
In addition to these benefits, many patients find that they lose a few additional pounds. Excess skin weighs a lot and removing it can help patients drop those final stubborn pounds.
Are You Ready for a Body Lift?
Lose weight and feel great! A body lift can improve results from weight loss by removing excess skin and boosting confidence. Come in for a consultation with one of our skilled plastic surgeons, Dr. Epstein or Dr. Krochmal, to learn more about the procedure. You may be ready for this procedure if:
- You have lost significant weight.
- You are within a few pounds of your goal weight.
- You are at a stable, consistent, and maintainable weight.
- You are not planning additional weight loss.
- You are in relatively good health with no serious untreated medical conditions.
- You are committed to maintaining your new weight and have made positive lifestyle changes.
If this sounds like you, give us a call at 847-205-1680 to schedule a body lift consultation at our Northbrook, IL office, or in downtown Chicago. Weight loss + body lift = a whole new body.