body lift surgery Chicago

Dramatic weight loss achieved with either surgical or traditional methods can be a life changing experience. Patients often find themselves with more energy, improved self-confidence, and a greater quality of life. Unfortunately, excess sagging skin may also result from extreme weight loss. This problem can only be corrected with plastic surgery techniques to remove the loose skin and restore a more natural shape. A body lift at our Chicago office can create a more defined, attractive appearance.

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Question & Answer About Body Lift Chicago

What is a Body Lift?

A body lift is a procedure that removes fat and sagging skin to improve the tone and shape of the tissue that supports the skin. They aren’t intended for strictly fat removal, but rather to improve tissue elasticity. Poor tissue elasticity and skin sagging can be caused by various factors including aging, pregnancy, sun damage, weight fluctuations, and genetic factors.

What Areas Are Included In a Body Lift?

Side effects from liposuction will vary depending on the designated problem area. Typically, these effects can include bruising, swelling, numbness, and discomfort, but they are temporary and most patients are able to return to work and light activities in less than one week.

Depending on the individual goals of the patient, Dr. Horn can utilize body lift techniques to improve the appearance of the:

  • Arms
  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

The procedure may be completed in a single step or in several stages, based on your unique needs.

When Will I See Results?

While some results will be visible almost immediate after the procedure, it will take a significant amount of time for the final results to fully develop. You will have some permanent visible scarring but overall results should be long lasting.

If you want to improve the contour of your body and believe you are a good candidate for a body lift, contact Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Horn!

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