How to deal with skin excess on the lower body

It’s a fact. The ideal weight is not synonymous with an ideal body shape. Usually after months of effort, following a healthy yet restrictive diet, hours at the gym and tons of sweat, the desired weight may be achieved, but the body shape is not exactly that of a top model.

On the other hand, when people receive a gastric bypass or any other bariatric procedure, the weight loss is so fast and dramatic that the body has no chance to adapt to the new weight and the skin that was once filled with a soft, thick subcutaneous fat pad, is now empty and thus sagged.

In light of this situation, exercise could be an answer but even when increasing muscle tone and volume to aid this alternative, the “emptied” skin can remain sagged; especially on the lower body area such as hips, buttocks, thighs and especially the lower abdomen where a deep skin fold usually appears.

To deal with this situation all the excess skin must be removed through a procedure called a lower body lift whose aim is to remove skin leftover and relocate everything to a proper place in order to obtain the desired body shape.

Usually as a part of the post-bariatric procedures, a body lift was not designed as a weight lose procedure but as a technique to reshape body contour after drastic weight loses such as in the cases of previously obese patients or women after pregnancy; especially after multiple pregnancies.

Advantages of body lift are numerous and go far from just the aesthetic concern, however the recovery periods tend to be a bit long, hence patients must organize their lifestyle schedules beforehand in order to have enough time to heal from a surgery requiring extensive wounds and tissue manipulation.