What Is a Total Body Lift and Am I a Good Candidate?

What Is a Total Body Lift and Am I a Good Candidate?

A body lift tightens and firms the skin, giving it a more youthful, natural appearance. It can be paired with other cosmetic surgeries, like liposuction, to achieve overall optimal results.

David D. Davila, DO, FACOS performs total body lifts with astonishing results at the Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center. Dr. Davila and our team specialize in cosmetic surgery, and we’re here to explain what a total body lift is and who might be a good candidate for it.

What is a total body lift?


A total body lift is a corrective cosmetic procedure. It removes loose and sagging skin, then tightens the underlying skin tissue to make it appear normal again. A body lift can treat excess skin in the stomach and surrounding area, thighs, and buttocks.

The skin begins to sag when tissue elasticity declines, meaning it’s not as flexible or firm. This typically occurs as a person ages. Aging isn’t the only thing that causes sagging skin, however. There are many other contributors, such as:

  • Losing a large amount of weight
  • Sun damage
  • Genetics

If you’re considering a body lift, it’s important to know that it’s not meant to remove fat completely. It’s strictly designed to tone, tighten, and remove sagging skin. Dr. Davila explains everything that a total body lift treats during your initial consultation.

What makes you eligible for a body lift?


Like we mentioned earlier, a body lift addresses loose, saggy skin. If you recently lost a lot of weight or have sagging skin from natural causes, Dr. Davila can help address these issues.

People with loose or sagging skin on multiple parts of their bodies are the best candidates for a body lift. Other preferred factors are non-smokers and those who are in good overall health, like people who have already lost weight and reached a stable level.

It’s also important to note that a body lift alone isn’t the solution to firm, toned skin. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the key to seeing continued results.

Risks and side effects


As with any surgical procedure, it’s important to discuss the possible risks associated with a body lift. Some side effects of a body lift could include:

  • Pain
  • Wound separation or poor healing
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Recurring skin sagging or looseness

While these side effects and symptoms are rare, Dr. Davila discusses with you all the potential risks that may occur prior to getting your consent for treatment.

Find out if you are eligible for a total body lift


If you are located in the Houston, Texas area, we at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center want to help you determine if you’re eligible for a total body lift! The process begins by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Davila, so that you can express any concerns you may have and discuss the expected results.

You can schedule an appointment over the phone or by filling out our online contact form today.

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