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Different Types Of Lifts

Five Different Types of Surgical Lifts Houston

Improving body composition is a goal that most people share. Plenty of individuals look to diet and exercise to reshape their bodies to meet aesthetic goals, but in many cases diet and exercise simply are not enough. Fortunately, Dr. Fortes offers various lifts to improve the aesthetic appearance of the body and leave you with a renewed confidence.

Here are the types of lifts that we have to offer:

Breast Lift

Mastoplexy, more commonly known as a breast lift, restores a more youthful position and form to the breasts. Breasts may lose firmness, fullness, and form as a normal part of the aging process. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and extreme changes in weight also can lead to a need for a breast lift procedure. 

Each procedure takes the individual into account, as details such as the type of injection site utilized depends a patient’s breast size, areola positioning, and plenty of other unique factors. Dr. Fortes will conduct a full examination and consultation to determine patient goals, incision site, and other procedural steps. 

In the procedure an incision is made followed by a reshaping of underlying breast tissue in order to meet aesthetic goals priorly discussed. You can immediately expect results, although you may need to wear a support bra or bandages during the recovery period. However, once those are removed and the recovery period is over, you will be able to show off your new youthful look.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Brazilian butt lifts, or BBLs, have become increasingly popular over the years. The concept involves fat grafting in order to displace volume to a more aesthetic area, providing an overall improved composition of the butt.

BBLs often combine fat grafting with liposuction in order to better shape the area. This adds volume while also cutting out excess fat. With proper nutrition and exercise moving forward, results should last a lifetime!

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift aims to remove excess fat and skin from the thighs to improve the aesthetic composition of the area. Legs will then have a more toned and athletic appearance, which is becoming more and more of a trending desired look now. Genetics, weight changes, and other factors can make this difficult through diet and exercise alone.

Thigh lift procedures can be done on the inner thigh, outer thigh, or both. Incision size will depend on the individual and the amount of adjustment needed in order to achieve the goal desired. Generally, incision sites can be well hidden by placing them in areas with limited eye traffic. 

Thigh lifts have both immediate results and results revealed over time. There is significant swelling and bruising that will naturally occur following the procedure, and compression garments are often worn for a few weeks. However, once swelling goes down and garments are removed, your results will be proudly on display. 

Arm Lift

Brachioplasty, or more easily stated, the arm lift, is similar to other lifts in that it seeks to restore a more youthful appearance to the operating area. Our skin naturally loses elasticity, causing the skin of the arms to become loose and saggy. This can also be more prominent after extreme weight loss.

Dr. Fortes will determine an incision point that best fits the patient’s needs, and proceed to tighten the underlying tissue, reshaping the area with internal sutures. Excess skin is then removed, and the remaining skin is repositioned over the arm. Liposuction may be required if excess fat will be an issue to achieving aesthetic goals. 

Arm lift results can be seen right away, although some bruising and swelling may be visible. This will go down shortly and a contoured arm shape will be revealed. 

Body Lift

Looking for more than one of the lifts listed above? Talk to Dr. Fortes about creating a custom “body lift” and combining different lifts to improve overall body composition.

Next Step

If you are interested in any of the above lifts, contact Dr. Fortes today. We will schedule a consultation, go over information concerning the lifts you are interested in, and develop a plan to help you get to your dream physique as soon as possible.

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