Have you noticed the impact your daily life has had on your body? It can seem like one day, you’re feeling young and fresh, and the next thing you know, things are drooping and sagging more than you’d prefer. It’s natural for our bodies to change with age, childbirth, weight gain and loss, and more. But just because it’s natural doesn’t mean you have to live with it.
We’ve found that our various types of body lifts can be transformative for our patients. We offer five different lifts, including neck, face, breast, Brazilian butt, and arm. If you’re curious about how we can help you get your body back, here is some information about each of our lift procedures.
The Neck Lift
Are you starting to see signs of a drooping neck or what some people lovingly call the turkey wattle? Technically named the lower rhytidectomy, the neck lift is a procedure specifically designed to reduce the signs of aging and reduce the amount of loose skin found around the neck. During the procedure, an incision is made around the bottom of the jaw up to the ears. This enables the surgeon to access the tissues beneath the skin. Once the procedure is complete and excess tissues are removed, the skin is stitched back up. While a neck lift will not stop the aging process, it can help you reverse the clock.
The Face Lift
Just as skin can droop as sag around your neck, age, sun exposure, and weight fluctuations can impact the skin on your face as well. Aging facial skin is often looser, with more wrinkles. This can feel like a startling change when you first look in the mirror and look more like your parent or grandparent than you do your younger self. A facelift won’t change the way you look, and it won’t keep you from aging, but it can treat the symptoms by tightening loose skin and muscles to give your face a bright, youthful appearance. During a facelift procedure, your plastic surgeon makes an incision around your ears and behind the back of your head. This long incision enables them to gently lift the skin on your face to create a naturally lifted look and reduce the appearance of sagging and wrinkles.
The Breast Lift
Most women know the toll that age can have on their breast tissue. Add to that fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, and you have a recipe for extreme body change. In a short period of years, you may not recognize the body looking back at you. Breast lift is a very popular plastic surgery during which a surgeon removes excess breast tissue and tightens the underlying muscles to create a lifted more youthful appearance. This surgery can be paired with a breast augmentation for patients who want to add volume to their breasts, or it can be performed alone.
The Arm Lift
Have you started to get the infamous bat wings on the underside of your arms? This extremely common problem is difficult to address with exercise and lifestyle changes. Once the skin has stretched, it’s nearly impossible for it to rebound the same way. During an arm lift surgery, your surgeon makes an incision on the underside of your arm from your armpit to your elbow, removes the excess skin, and stitches the arm back up. The results of this surgery are tremendous, especially for patients living in a warm climate like ours where going sleeveless is practically a necessity to stay cool.
The Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift is unique because, unlike the procedures listed above, there is no skin removed during this procedure. Rather than lifting by removing drooping tissue, the lift is created by adding additional tissue taken from other areas of your body. During this plastic surgery, your surgeon begins by performing liposuction on one area of your body and injecting that fat back into your buttocks to create a natural-looking lift. Common liposuction areas for this procedure include the hips, thighs, and abdomen. Using a patient’s own fat creates an incredibly natural look that is difficult to achieve with other procedures.
Our lift procedures are some of our most popular because they are transformational. Our patients are routinely impressed by the way these procedures make them look and feel younger while also respecting their age and beauty. It’s always our goal to accentuate your positives while working to create remarking results that build confidence and turn back the aging clock. We regularly recommend face and body lifts to our patients and would be happy to talk to you about how we can support your needs. If you’re looking for a way to age more gracefully, we can help. Contact our office today to learn more about these and our other procedures.