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Is Circumferential Body Lift Right for You?5 min read

Is Circumferential Body Lift Right for You?
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From Rebel Wilson and Adele’s transformations to the incredible stories featured on shows like “My 600-lb Life”, the quest for body confidence has never been more at the forefront of our collective consciousness.

But beyond the newfound confidence of these weight loss milestones lies a challenge many don’t talk about as openly: excess skin. It’s an often-unexpected side effect of significant weight loss. 

So, what’s the solution when diet, exercise, and determination have brought you so far, but your body still doesn’t reflect the change you feel inside?

Enter the circumferential body lift — a comprehensive procedure designed to sculpt and refine the body after weight loss. It’s not just about appearance; it’s about feeling truly at home in your renewed body.

So, as you stand on the cusp of this potential transformation, the burning question remains: “Is the circumferential body lift the right step for you?”

What is a Circumferential Body Lift?

A circumferential body lift is a comprehensive procedure tailored for those who have experienced significant weight loss, often leaving them with excess, sagging skin

Beyond merely addressing localized areas, this procedure offers a holistic approach to body transformation. It removes excess skin and tightens the underlying tissues, granting patients a firmer, more youthful silhouette.

What Areas of the Body Does a Circumferential Lift Target?

The beauty of a circumferential body lift lies in its encompassing approach. It targets and refines the sagging skin of the abdomen, buttocks, and lateral thighs. 

This three-pronged approach ensures a harmonious body contour, addressing the common areas that tend to suffer most from sagging after significant weight loss.

Can I Combine Other Procedures With a Circumferential Body Lift?

Dr. Chang caps all of his cosmetic procedures at approximately 6 hours, ensuring the patient’s well-being isn’t compromised.

Given that a circumferential body lift typically takes between 3 to 4 hours, this opens a window for another 2 to 3 hours where an additional procedure can be safely performed. 

Standard procedures that patients opt for in conjunction with a circumferential body lift include:

  • Breast Augmentation and Lift: Enhancing the breasts to complement the newly tightened lower body.
  • Arm Lift: Addressing the sagging skin on the upper arms, making them proportionate to the sculpted torso.
  • Labiaplasty: Some patients opt for labiaplasty to rejuvenate and improve the comfort and function in their intimate regions.

Incorporating these procedures ensures a comprehensive transformation, allowing patients to redefine their bodies while keeping their safety at the forefront.

Why Consider a Circumferential Body Lift?

Embarking on a transformative journey, whether through significant weight loss, post-pregnancy recovery, or simply aging, is a monumental milestone in anyone’s life. 

While the numbers on the scale may reflect your dedication and effort, the lingering excess skin can sometimes tarnish the triumphant feeling. 

Unlike localized procedures, a circumferential body lift offers an all-encompassing approach to achieving a harmonious body contour. It ensures that the entire lower torso matches in tone and tightness.

Excess skin isn’t just an aesthetic concern. It can lead to discomfort, chafing, and restricted movement. By opting for a body lift, daily activities can become more effortless and enjoyable.

Who are the Ideal Candidates for a Circumferential Body Lift?

Typically, ideal candidates for a circumferential body lift are:

  • Patients With Significant Weight Loss: Those who shed many pounds and are left with drooping skin will benefit immensely from this procedure.
  • Post-Pregnancy Women: Some women experience sagging skin around their abdomen and lower body after childbirth.
  • Aging Patients: Skin loses elasticity with age. Those looking to combat the sagging accompanying the golden years may consider this procedure.
  • In Good Health: As with any surgical procedure, being in good overall health and having realistic expectations are vital factors surgeons like Dr. Chang consider.

What Can I Expect After a Circumferential Body Lift?

The initial recovery often takes about 2-3 weeks. We advise our patients to take it easy and avoid strenuous activities during this time. Full recovery and a return to all activities take 6-8 weeks.

It’s common to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the initial days following the procedure. Compression garments are often recommended to help reduce swelling and support the healing tissues.

While the procedure will lead to some scars, they’re strategically placed to be easily concealed by underwear or swimwear. Over time, with proper care, these scars will fade considerably.

With a balanced diet and regular exercise, the results of a circumferential body lift will last for years, allowing you to relish your renewed confidence and physique!

Is a Circumferential Body Lift Your Next Step?

Meet us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Also, remember to check out our blog and social media for more information on cosmetic surgery trends!

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