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Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on September 1, 2014

5The primary function of a body lift procedure is to remove the excess skin following weight loss, and to tighten the structures under the skin.  What kind of impact can this have on your overall look?  Large amounts of excess skin can be removed during a body lift procedure, leaving you with smoother, more toned, and younger looking skin all over your body.  You can finally say goodbye to dimples, sagging skin, and even cellulite.

Over time, it is normal for your skin to begin to show imperfections—and if you have been pregnant, had significant weight fluctuations, or have been out in the sun a lot through the years, your skin may be saggy, and it may show dimples and cellulite more than you would like. After significant weight loss, many patients’ skin hangs over their undergarments, making it difficult to look slim in clothing, although they are much slimmer than before.  This excess skin and tissue can cause discomfort, chafing, decreased mobility, and can contribute to an overall negative body image.  However, there are options to defeat this discomfort, annoyance, and confidence-killing skin.

Different Types of Body Lifts

Body lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can provide dramatic, positive results. A lower body lift focuses on your buttocks, hips and abdomen, while an upper body lift focuses on your arms, chest and back.  The thigh area is also a popular area of focus, but it often needs to be treated separately from a lower body lift.  Individuals who have reached (or are close to reaching) their ideal body weight are prime candidates for a body lift.  It can serve as the finishing touch you need to finally pull your look together.

With the recent popularity and success of Gastric Bypass Surgery for weight loss, the need for body lift surgery has dramatically increased.  While you might think that other procedures, such as a tummy tuck or breast lift, might address the excess skin left behind after weight reduction, the truth is that these procedures are not designed to handle the large amount of excess skin that needs to be removed over large areas—they are designed to focus on a very specific area of your body.  Body lifts are a safe and effective way to manage the excess skin and tissue left behind.

Dr. Bernabe Vazquez:  Miami’s Leader in Body Lift Procedures

Dr. Vazquez is board certified and experienced in performing body lift surgeries for patients in the Miami area for almost 20 years.  Dr. Bernabe Vazquez has been practicing in Miami since 1988 and has developed a reputation as one of the area’s finest aesthetic physicians.  He has completed all types of body lifts for his patients. Dr. Vazquez pays special attention to minimizing the scarring associated with body lift surgery and works with each patient to develop a surgical plan that is tailored to his or her needs.  If you have more questions or want more information on body lift procedures, call our office at (305) 858-8222 to schedule a free consultation.