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Body Lift in Houston, TX

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Houston Body Lift at Paul F. Fortes MD Plastic Surgery

Whether you've experienced significant weight loss, pregnancy, or the natural effects of aging, our body lift procedure can address sagging skin and contour multiple areas of your body, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms. Board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Fortes specializes in body lift surgery in Houston, a comprehensive procedure that removes excess skin and tightens underlying tissues to achieve a more toned and youthful silhouette. Dr. Fortes will meticulously tailor the procedure to your specific needs and goals, ensuring you achieve a natural-looking and balanced result.

Torsoplasty, Thigh-Knee Lift, Buttock Lift

What is a Body Lift?

Body lift” is the term used to describe a number of different operations...

intended to remove redundant skin, especially in patients who have experienced significant weight loss. The redundant skin typically occurs in the region or regions of the body where the greatest loss of weight (in fat) has occurred. These regions can include the abdomen, the waist, the buttocks, the hips, the back, and the thighs.

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What are the Benefits of a Body Lift?

Body lift, or body contouring surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that helps remove excess skin and tighten underlying muscles to create a more toned and youthful appearance. It is often performed after significant weight loss, but it can also be used to address sagging skin caused by aging, pregnancy, or genetics. There are many benefits to body lift surgery, including:

  • Improved body contour: Body lift can significantly improve the shape and contours of your body, removing excess skin and tightening underlying muscles to create a more toned and youthful appearance.
  • Enhanced self-confidence: Feeling good about your appearance can positively impact your self-esteem and confidence. Body lift can help you feel more comfortable in your skin and boost your self-perception.
  • Reduced risk of health problems: Excess skin can cause chafing, rashes, and other skin problems. Body lift can help to reduce these risks and improve your overall skin health.
  • Easier movement: Excess skin can make moving and exercising difficult. Body lift can improve your range of motion and make it easier to stay active.
  • Improved quality of life: Body lift can significantly improve your quality of life by addressing physical and emotional benefits.

If you are considering body lift surgery, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Fortes, to discuss your goals and expectations. They will be able to assess your individual needs and determine if a body lift is the right option for you.

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Your Body Lift Consultation

A body lift consultation is an important step in deciding whether this type of surgery is right for you. Dr. Paul Fortes is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience performing body lift surgery. He has a deep understanding of the procedure and can help you achieve the results you desire. During your consultation, Dr. Fortes will discuss your goals, expectations, and medical history. He will also perform a physical examination and review the risks and benefits of surgery.

From Loose
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Your Body Lift Procedure

The design of the operation to remove the redundant skin and to “lift” the sagging area is customized to the specific needs of the individual patient. Most body lift operations are extensions of abdominoplasty, which is the core procedure for most cases of post-weight loss body corrective surgery. The surgical incisions extend around the hips and the lower back to lift the sagging thighs, hips, and buttocks. Many body lift surgeries are planned in stages with other operations like brachioplasty (arm lifts), mastopexy (breast lifts), and torsoplasty (lifts of the upper back and torso). These operations are fundamental to the overall improvement for patients who have made the commitment to lose a dramatic amount of weight and who wish to complete their physical transformation by eliminating the redundant skin that significant weight loss has brought on.

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Body Lift Results

The results of body lift surgery are visible almost immediately, but the final results may take several months to fully develop. This is because the skin and tissues need time to heal and adjust to their new positions. In most cases, you can expect to see significant improvements in your body contour within a few weeks of surgery. However, it may take up to six months or more for the final results to fully mature. This is because the skin and tissues need time to fully heal and adapt to their new positions. The longevity of your body lift results will depend on several factors, including your age, lifestyle, and weight fluctuations. However, with proper care, the results of body lift surgery can last for many years.

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Body Lift Recovery and Aftercare

Body lift recovery is a crucial phase that requires proper care and attention to ensure optimal healing and long-lasting results. During the initial recovery period, which typically lasts for several weeks, it's essential to focus on rest, hydration, and following your surgeon's instructions diligently. To promote healing, rest is essential. Avoid strenuous activities and limit your movement for the first few weeks. Additionally, elevate the treated areas with pillows to reduce swelling and promote drainage. Maintaining proper hydration is also crucial. Drink plenty of water and fluids to support the healing process. A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and protein is essential to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to heal.

Body Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Good candidates for Fortes' Houston body lift are:

  • Individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight and have excess skin
  • Individuals who have sagging skin due to aging, pregnancy, or genetics
  • Individuals who are generally healthy and non-smokers

A body lift is generally considered a safe procedure, but, like any procedure, there are some risks. The risks of body lift surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Numbness
  • Changes in skin sensation

Preparation for body lift surgery should include:

  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin or blood thinners
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get plenty of rest

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Place your trust in deserving hands. Explore state-of-the-art options and design your personalized treatment plan with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes. Your best results are within reach.