What Are Upper and Lower Body Lifts?
A body lift is a cosmetic procedure that removes loose skin that doesn't respond to diet and exercise. This technique is ideal for patients looking to achieve a more sculpted appearance. There are two options for a body lift procedure: an upper body lift and a lower body lift. An upper body lift addresses the arms, chest, back and waist. A lower body lift addresses the abdomen, hips, buttocks and outer thighs. This procedure is performed by removing the excess skin in these areas, resulting in a toned physique.
What Are Inner and Outer Thigh Lifts?
A thigh lift is a cosmetic procedure that removes loose skin and excess fat on the legs, creating smoother contours on the legs. When considering a thigh lift, you can choose between an inner or outer thigh lift. An inner thigh lift targets the area of the thigh near the groin. An outer thigh lift targets the area on the front and outside of the leg. These can both be performed as part of a body lift procedure for comprehensive results, or performed on their own.
How Can I Get a Thigh Gap?
The thigh gap is an aesthetic feature that leaves a small gap between the legs when they are together. This trait can be difficult for most to attain through diet and exercise, leading many people to consider a thigh lift as a solution. Most patients find that they can achieve a thigh gap through an inner thigh lift, which can be done as part of a body lift or on its own.
How Are Body and Thigh Lifts Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every body and thigh lift begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Body sculpting procedures can create long-term, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with the patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during surgery, which can involve a number of incisions in different locations depending on the treatment and the patient's aesthetic goals. After incisions are made, excess skin and fat are removed, leaving the patient with a more contoured figure. All body and thigh lifts are performed under anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable throughout treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Body or Thigh Lift?
Body and thigh lifts are complex procedures that require significant recovery time. Patients should expect to take at least two weeks off of work and other normal activities, although some patients may need up to a month. After approximately six weeks, patients will be able to resume exercise and similar activities. It is common for patients to experience swelling and mild discomfort during this time. Following your procedure, Dr. Vu will review instructions for specific post-surgery care and discuss the timing of any follow-up appointments.
How Long Do the Results from a Body or Thigh Lift Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from a body or thigh lift can last for years and look completely natural. However, these procedures do not prevent further changes that may occur due to aging, weight loss, or weight gain.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Body or Thigh Lift?
If you would like to achieve a more sculpted appearance or eliminate excess skin on the body, you may be a good candidate for a body or thigh lift. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine what the best treatment option will be based on the results you hope to achieve. Body and thigh lifts are considered cosmetic treatments, meaning that they are not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
Men and women looking to achieve a more toned appearance can get the results they are looking for with a body lift or a thigh lift. Dr. Anh Vu possesses the expertise necessary to perform these procedures with great results, and offers these treatments to residents of the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.