While the Body Lift procedure can provide excellent results for many people, it is not the best choice for everyone. Factors such as overall health, body condition, and lifestyle choices must be taken into consideration to guarantee safety and desired results. Before committing to this invasive procedure, ask yourself a few questions. The answers to these can help to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the Body Lift.
- Have you recently lost a large amount of weight?
Dramatic weight loss can result in stretched, hanging tissue. This is not only unsightly, it can keep clothing from fitting properly, disguising the results of weight loss.
- Are you unhappy with excess skin and fat around your waist?
The Body Lift can improve the appearance of loose, sagging skin and fatty tissue around the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
- Have you already tried diet and exercise?
The excess skin and tissue that accumulates around the waist, legs, and buttocks is stubborn; diet and exercise alone may make little difference in the appearance.
- Are you in generally good health?
As the Body Lift is an invasive procedure, the best candidate will not have any major medical conditions that could increase their risk during surgery.
- Do you smoke?
Smoking can cause delayed wound healing and other issues. If you do smoke, you must be committed to quitting at least two weeks prior to the Body Lift, and abstaining for at least six weeks after the procedure, as well.
- Do you have realistic expectations?
The Body Lift is not a method of weight loss. Patients should understand that while the Body Lift results can be dramatic, they do have a limit. A beautiful body will still require diet and exercise.
- Are you committed to a healthy lifestyle after surgery?
The ideal Body Lift candidate will be ready to include a healthy diet and proper exercise routine in their daily life. A fit lifestyle will ensure long lasting Body Lift results.
If you think that you may make a good candidate for the Body Lift procedure, schedule an initial appointment at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery by calling 281.484.0088. During the complimentary consultation, Dr. Vitenas will review your medical history, and perform a physical evaluation, to determine if the Body Lift will meet your personal needs.