Reinvent your figure with a life-changing full body lift in New Jersey
Our elite, board certified plastic surgeons serve Edison, Marlboro, Montclair, and Warren, New Jersey.
Since the popularity of gastric bypass surgery has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, we have seen many patients from New Jersey with extra skin on their arms, thighs, and midsection. The extra skin is a result of massive weight loss after a lap band is placed, gastric bypass surgery, or significant dieting.
The weight loss after bariatric surgery usually ranges from 40 to 140 pounds.
The following procedures have been performed in our New Jersey offices for many years by our surgeons. They can help enhance the results achieved through a body lift.
Arm lift (brachioplasty)
When liposuction is not enough to improve sagging arms, a surgical procedure is carried out in which an incision is made under the arm to remove excess skin. The result is a tighter, thinner arm.
Sometimes Smartlipo can be performed to tighten a small amount of excess skin. But if the excess skin is significant, incisions can be made in creases under the buttocks or inner thighs to remove extra skin and tighten the whole area.
After bariatric surgery, excess skin can certainly accumulate around the abdomen. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can make a dramatic improvement. However, the extra skin can sometimes go all the way around to the back, as well.
A body lift utilizes an incision that extends all the way around the abdomen and back, which is hidden below the underwear line. The excess skin is removed, leaving a much smoother abdomen and back.
Each of these surgeries can be performed in our accredited surgery center on an outpatient basis. The recovery lasts about two weeks due to swelling and bruising.
It is important for any body lift patient to be realistic. It may not be possible to remove every bit of excess skin, but the result will be dramatic and well worth the effort.
To discuss your candidacy for a post-bariatric procedure, please contact Associates in Plastic Surgery by calling 732-548-3200 today. We serve patients from all throughout New Jersey.
Who is a good candidate for a body lift?
In addition to requiring surgery to counter the effects of massive weight loss, good candidates for a body lift will possess the following qualities:
- At a stable weight
- No major medical issues
- Unable to achieve results via dieting and exercise
- In good health, both physically and emotionally
- Prepared for surgery and its recovery period
- Willing to follow postoperative instructions
- Non-smoker, or willing to quit at least 30 days prior to surgery
- Realistic expectations for improvement rather than perfection
What are the advantages of a body lift?
- Increased energy and stamina
- Reduced chafing and skin irritation
- Reduction in sagging skin
- Long lasting, sustainable results
- A better fit in swimwear, eveningwear and everyday clothing
- A better self-image and increased self-confidence