A healthy diet and regular exercise routine are great for your health. However, it may not be enough to achieve the contours you’ve always dreamed of. At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, Dr. Nicholas A. Tarola, MD is passionate about helping his clients feel as confident in their appearance as possible. Today, we’re taking a closer look at a body lift, a comprehensive set of body contouring procedures, to help you determine if it is right for you.
What’s Included in a Body Lift?
The procedures included in a body lift depend on the goals you are trying to accomplish. If you are only concerned about the appearance of your lower body, you may get a thigh lift, Brazilian butt lift, and liposuction. If you are also concerned about the current contours of your upper body, your comprehensive lift may also include an arm lift and tummy tuck. Furthermore, the appearance of the groin can also be improved during a comprehensive lift.
What Are the Benefits of a Thigh Lift?
Depending on the concerns you have, a thigh lift is usually used to remove excess skin and tighten loose skin inner or outer thighs. However, it can also improve the appearance of the back of the thigh.
Whether you are experiencing loose skin due to aging or massive weight loss, this procedure can benefit you. Additionally, this procedure can be used to excise a small amount of excess fat, but if you have a lot of excess thigh fat, you may need liposuction to achieve your desired aesthetic.
What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?
Liposuction is an incredibly versatile procedure. It can be used to remove excess subcutaneous fat from virtually any region of the body with just a couple of exceptions. Two of the most common exceptions are regions of the body with too little or too much excess fat for the procedure to be effective.
Typically, we look for areas of concern with at least an inch of pinchable fat. However, exceptions can be made. For instance, we can remove excess fat from the underarms, submental region, or knees even if there’s not a full inch of pinchable fat. During your initial consultation, we will review all of your concerns and goals to verify that this procedure will be effective for you. Some of the most common areas targeted for treatment with liposuction include the:
What Are the Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift can do a lot more for you than just tightening the skin on your buttocks. If you opt to get a Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, you can improve several contours at once. This is because the procedure treats skin sagging affecting the buttocks by augmenting the buttocks. This augmentation is not achieved through the implantation of plastic implants.
Rather, it is accomplished by using liposuction to remove excess fat from your body, processing it, and injecting it into the buttocks. Therefore, if you opt for a BBL, you can improve the appearance of your lower body significantly by increasing the size of your buttocks; simultaneously, you can significantly improve the appearance of other contours, like your hips, flanks, or abdomen, making your body look more proportional.
What Are the Benefits of an Arm Lift?
Primarily, people seek an arm lift because they want to tighten loose upper arm skin and eliminate any excess skin they have hanging off of their upper arms. However, those are not the only benefits provided by this procedure. For instance, a small amount of excess fat can be removed from the upper arms. Additionally, during your arm lift, your upper arm tissues can be manipulated, making them look more toned.
What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
There are many incredible benefits provided by a tummy tuck. The benefits you can expect from your procedure depend on your goals. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your upper and lower abdomen, your upper and lower abdominal skin can be removed and tightened as necessary to provide you with desirable results. If you opt for a full tummy tuck, you can also have your abdominal muscles tightened and repaired as necessary.
Note that a full tummy tuck can address medical concerns in addition to cosmetic concerns. For example, it can be used to treat SUI. If you are only interested in improving the appearance of your lower abdomen, you can get a partial tummy tuck. Loose lower abdominal skin can be tightened, and excess lower abdominal skin can be removed. However, no improvements can be made to the abdominal muscles if you opt for this procedure.
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Each body lift is different because everyone has unique cosmetic concerns and goals. Some of the most popular procedures included in this comprehensive body contouring treatment include liposuction, thigh lifts, Brazilian butt lift, arm lifts, and tummy tucks. Contact us today at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN to schedule your initial body contouring consultation if you feel that you need help to achieve your desired contours.