Seattle Body Lifts for Men
Losing a dramatic amount of weight is no easy feat, and you should feel proud of your efforts and confident in your new body. But extreme weight loss, whether achieved through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, can often leave you with hanging skin that interferes with your confidence and quality of life, making it difficult to celebrate your hard work. For men who have lost a significant amount of weight and are suffering from lost skin elasticity, Dr. Sobel offers body lifting procedures that can be an effective way to reshape your body and reduce excess or sagging skin.
A lower body lift can improve the tone and shape of your body to create a firmer and more toned overall appearance. This can help you feel more comfortable in your clothes and allow you to better enjoy the positive effects of weight loss.
What to Expect from Body Lift Surgery
Body contouring after weight loss may include a number of procedures designed to address your specific concerns. To reduce excess skin on the lower body, a lower body lift may be recommended. This combination of procedures can correct sagging skin on the buttocks, thighs, hips, flanks, and abdomen to highlight underlying muscle tone and decrease amount of leftover skin.
Dr. Sobel will work closely with you to tailor your surgical plan to your specific needs and individual anatomy, but body lift surgery typically includes:
- Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, to improve the appearance of hanging skin and excess fat on the lower abdomen. This procedures involves tightening underlying abdominal muscles, removing excess skin and small areas of fat, and lifting remaining skin.
- Buttock lift to remove and tighten any extra skin that has gathered around the outer thighs and buttocks. This reduces the appearance of wrinkled or aged-looking skin in the area to create a firmer and smoother appearance.
- Thigh lift to reduce sagging skin on the inner thighs, which can create painful chafing and make physical activity difficult. By removing excess skin and tightening remaining skin, Dr. Sobel can create a slimmer, more pleasing contour to the upper leg.
During your personalized consultation with Dr. Sobel, he will listen to your concerns, evaluate the quality of your skin, and advise you on the best course of action to meet your goals.
Why is Body Contouring Different for Men?
Men and women have different anatomies and therefore different body lift needs. Male muscle is often denser than female muscle and male skin can be thicker, which impacts the techniques used to perform body lift surgery. Choosing a surgeon with knowledge and experience in male cosmetic surgery is important to the success of your procedure.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Depending on your chosen procedures, body contouring recovery times may vary. Typically, however, these procedures require significant recovery time. Most patients require four to six weeks of recovery before returning to normal activities. You should not perform excessive movements or lift more than five pounds during the initial healing time. Dr. Sobel will explain all of the important facts about recovery to you so that you can have a safe and effective healing experience.
Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?
If you have experienced significant weight loss and are unhappy with sagging skin, body lifting procedures can address these issues. Dr. Sobel will work with you to evaluate your specific body lift needs and design a surgical plan especially for you. Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation.