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When we are young, our skin is smooth and tight, but with age, it can begin to sag. Maybe you have gained and then lost weight, or perhaps it is simply due to your skin losing its elasticity or tone. Fat can also begin to sag, turning your body’s beautiful curves into a shape you are not happy with. If you are unhappy with the current shape of your body due to loose, sagging skin, a body lift may be able to help you restore the figure and look you used to have.

Tampa plastic surgeons, Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso and Dr. Frank Beninger have helped many people in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater region to regain their youthful figure and may be able to help you. To learn whether you would benefit from a body lift, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today for a consultation with Dr. Gayoso and Dr. Beninger.

Body Lift Options

There are many different types of body lifts, each targeted to a specific area of the body, and all involving a tightening or lifting of skin and fat. They include:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Breast Lift
  • Buttock lift (butt lift)
  • Arm lift
  • Thigh lift

Each of these procedures also has several variations that can be further customized to address your specific situation and give you the results you desire. Sometimes several of these can be combined to give you a full body makeover, but the amount of surgery that is appropriate for you depends on your health and a careful consideration of increased risk that comes with combining procedures.

Causes of Sagging

Sagging is the irreversible loosening of skin and tissue, and may be related to:

  • Genetics
  • Weight loss
  • Sun damage
  • Smoking
  • Age

Weight gain and loss, whether due to a single period of weight gain, pregnancy, or yo-yo dieting, can stretch the skin, leaving it loose and unable to support itself, leading to pouches, aprons, wrinkles and folds.

Gravity also plays a role in causing body sagging. It can stretch ligaments and other tissues that support the breasts and buttocks.

Muscle tone does not play a role in preventing sagging, and it happens even in very fit people. Exercise will not tighten excessively stretched skin.

Body Lift Procedures

The details of the body lift procedures vary depending on the area being targeted, but in general a body lift procedure removes excess skin, fat, and other tissues and reshapes the targeted area to give it a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Every body lift procedure trades a smoother contour for a scar left by the skin that has been removed. In most cases, these scars are placed in well-hidden locations and once they heal, they become very subtle. For most people, the trade-off is very favorable.

Why Choose Gayoso Plastic Surgery for Your Body Lift?

To ensure you get the best results from a body lift procedure, you should work with a board-certified plastic surgeon whose talent and experience show his ability to get great results in smoothing and tightening skin. You should also find a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable talking about your specific appearance issues and cosmetic goals.

Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso and Dr. Frank Beninger are board-certified plastic surgeons who have helped thousands of people from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and across Florida to improve their body shape. The quality of their results speak for themselves, and you can see them for yourself in our Before and After Gallery. In addition, their caring and compassionate manner make many patients feel at ease.

To learn whether Dr. Gayoso and Dr. Beninger are the right surgeons for you, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today to schedule a body lift consultation.