Who is a Good Candidate for a Body Lift?

istock 497416068Have you lost extensive weight? Are you dealing with excess skin throughout the body? If this sounds like your situation, it might be time to learn more about certain surgical procedures that can help tighten and firm these areas: the body lift.

What is a body lift?

Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon of Huntington Station, NY, describes the body lift as a skin tightening procedure achieved with the removal of excess skin throughout specific areas. The body lift may include lifting of the:

  • Abdominal area
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Flanks

Our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon performs the body lift to help in the removal of unwanted excess skin in these areas. Many patients are worried about the incision that are made and left behind after having a procedure such as this performed. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee strategically places incisions along the underwear line to disguise the surgical scar even when patients are wearing more revealing clothing such as swimwear. Skin is removed, and the area is then sutured afterward to achieve the tighter appearance patients desire after significant weight loss has occurred.

Who is a candidate?

The best candidates for the body lift procedure are any adult man or woman who has significant skin laxity and loose skin throughout the body that they would like to have removed and tightened. It is typically an elective, cosmetic procedure that can boost a patient’s self-confidence and help them feel more comfortable in their own skin after they have achieved dramatic results with their weight loss goals. We want our patients to look as healthy as they feel, and can assist with excess skin removal.

Call Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee today

Huntington Station, NY area patients who are interested in learning more about the body lift procedure are encouraged to make an appointment with Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee. During this consultation visit, patients will be evaluated to determine if they are a good fit for a body lift or more targeted procedures instead. Her office is located at 257 East Jericho Turnpike and can be reached by phone at (631) 424-6707.

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