If you’ve struggled to lose a lot of weight and finally achieved your goal, you should feel a great sense of satisfaction. But unfortunately, sagging skin is a serious downside of this type of weight loss, and body lift surgery is the recommended solution. Potential patients are often concerned about scarring, and usually want to know – Will I have scarring from a body lift after weight loss.
Body Lift Surgery
Body lift surgery involves the removal of excess skin from the body after massive weight loss. This may require an upper body lift, lower body lift, or a full body lift.
Will I have scarring from a body lift after weight loss?
As is the case with any plastic surgery procedure, you can expect to have some scarring after body lift surgery. A body lift is an extensive procedure that involves incisions in several areas. The location of the incisions and consequent scars will vary, depending on the type of lift that is performed.
An upper body lift typically includes the arms, chest, and upper back. The incision for the back region is typically made just below the bra line, so the scar may behidden within the body’s natural creases. However, scars in areas suchas the arms are not easy to hide.
A lower body lift normally involves removing skin from the abdominal region, as well as the buttocks and thighs. The incision is usually positioned below the underwear line, so the scar can bewell-hidden by clothing.
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