About The Upper Body Lift

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If you have recently lost a lot of weight, you are likely feeling very good about yourself, but also a little self conscious. When you lose a lot of weight in a short period of time, it unfortunately causes sagging, loose skin in certain areas of your body. Generally, the longer you were overweight, the looser your skin is because it no longer has much elasticity. You have a viable treatment solution for this problem with an upper body lift.

Reasons to Choose an Upper Body Lift

There are many reasons to consider getting an upper body lift, including having loose skin in every area of your body. For example, if you have rolls or have lost the elasticity in your skin, want to sculpt and tighten certain areas of your body, lift your breast or reshape your upper arms, remove excess skin and rolls from your upper back area, or just to find a safe and successful treatment following rapid weight loss. You can also remove back tissue in excess, which helps to accentuate your breasts. Just about anyone who has loose or sagging skin is a good candidate for the upper body lift, as long as they are willing to go with the recovery instructions.

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About the Procedure

The upper  body lift procedure is customized to what your final look and your personal needs are. Depending on the area of the body, there will be a small incision in the last conspicuous arm possible. With the breasts, incisions are either around the nipples or under the armpits. With the arms, surgeons try to keep the incisions between the armpit and elbow. The procedure is done under anesthesia, and multiple areas can be treated during one procedure.

The Recovery

After having the upper body lift, you will remain in the hospital overnight. Once the anesthesia has worn off, expect some soreness and tender areas in the part of your body where you had your surgery. You will need to keep the area of your body elevated for a couple weeks and reduce physical activities. Medication is prescribed and your surgeon will instruct you on other specifics for recovery.

The upper body lift can be done in just about any area of the upper body, being common in the abdomen, arms, upper and lower back, and breast areas. Find a surgeon today to discuss your options with getting this procedure.