Individuals who have lost a dramatic amount of weight due to gastric bypass surgery or dieting often discover that their skin has lost its ability to reconform to the body. Many times, these patients have developed uncomfortable skin flaps around the midsection, buttocks, and upper thighs that need to be addressed surgically for both aesthetic and medical reasons.
Undergoing body lift surgery with Dr. Altamira in Houston, Texas can reveal your new, slimmer figure from beneath excess skin and tissue. He begins with a careful incision around the midsection, positioned below the belt line. After releasing the skin from the underlying tissue, Dr. Altamira lifts the bottom portion of the body by stretching the skin, smoothing skin flaps on the lower abdomen, hips, and buttocks, and trimming away excess skin and fat. Often, he will use liposuction techniques to help sculpt and refine your new figure. He then repeats the process with the upper portion of the body, contouring the abdomen and back area. Once all areas have been tightened, the incision is closed. Body lift is a life changing procedure for those who have chosen to have it done, finally giving them the graceful body proportions and curves that they have worked so hard to achieve through weight loss. View the amazing results of body lift plastic surgery performed at our Houston, Texas practice, in our photo gallery.