A body lift Houston is not actually a weight loss surgery. Instead, it is something people can choose to have done after losing more than 60 pounds. However, there are some drawbacks to this surgery, such as the amount of scarring that can remain. It is entirely up to the person to determine if removing the excess skin is worth having the scars.
Post Weight Loss
If you have lost more than 60 pounds recently, you may find that you have sagging excess skin along your arms, stomach, thighs, and breasts. If this is the case, a Houston plastic surgeon can have the skin removed so you are able to fit in clothes that actually fit and do not have to accommodate the extra skin.
Scarring can take up to a year to fade but it is often worth it in order to get rid of the disadvantages the excess skin causes, such as chafing and rashes. You can either choose to have a full body lift if needed. However, you can choose certain areas that are more problematic to you. An experienced plastic surgeon can help make you have minimal scars but do not expect to be scar-free post-surgery.
Procedures for a Body Lift
You will have a chance to pick which procedures you need if you are not interested in a full body lift. A plastic surgeon can perform a tummy tuck, arm lift, outer and inner thigh lift, and breast lift in order to get rid of the excess skin you have after extreme weight loss. Body lift surgery can take between two to eight hours depending on how many procedures you choose and how much skin is to be removed.
In order to know if you are a good candidate for a body lift, make a consultation with Dr. Mark Schusterman. He will look at the excess skin you have and discuss your medical history while explaining what the body lift process is so you can decide if it is something you want to do.