Elevate Your Body Contour & Lift Your Spirits

Are you concerned about excess skin, stubborn fat pockets, and sagging tissue? It can be especially frustrating when experiencing these issues due to positive life events like weight loss or pregnancy. At Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, TN, we understand how these emotional challenges can significantly impact your body image, self-esteem, and overall well-being. Our empathetic approach means we are committed to providing personalized solutions to address your trouble areas. Our team, led by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Higdon, provides compassionate, individualized care, utilizing advanced techniques to sculpt and refine your body's contours and meet your aesthetic goals so you can regain confidence in your appearance.

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What Is a Body Lift?

There are two general categories of body lifts: an upper body lift and a lower body lift. An upper body lift, commonly called a bra roll lift, is a surgical procedure designed to address excess skin and fat in the upper body area, particularly around the back, bra line, and underarms. This procedure targets the "bra roll" or "back bulge" region, which can often resist diet and exercise. During the surgery, excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining tissues are tightened to create a smoother, more contoured appearance. Lower body lifts also tighten the torso area, similar to an upper body lift, but they accomplish this in a different area of the torso, lower down around the waistline. Lower body lifts incorporate an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to address the front part of the lower torso, but it is continued around the waist to the lower back area, similar to a belt-like approach to the lower torso. In fact, the lower body lift is often called a belt abdominoplasty and is designed to address excess skin and fat in the lower body area. This procedure targets the excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen, flanks, hips, and lower back areas, which can often resist improvement after diet and exercise. This can be especially a problematic area after significant weight loss or after some of the changes that can occur after pregnancy. As in upper body lifting, during the lower body lift procedure excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining tissues are tightened to create a smoother, more contoured appearance. The upper body lift and the lower body lift procedures performed by Dr. Higdon improve body proportions, enhance overall body contour, and restore confidence by eliminating unwanted bulges and achieving a firmer, more toned upper body aesthetic.

The Benefits of a Body Lift

A body lift in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area at Higdon Plastic Surgery offers comprehensive benefits for those seeking to address multiple areas of concern and achieve a more sculpted physique, including the following:

Comprehensive Transformation

With a body lift, patients can undergo a comprehensive transformation by targeting multiple body areas in a single procedure, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and more. This holistic approach ensures a harmonious and balanced result across the entire body.

Removal of Excess Skin

One of the primary benefits of a body lift is the removal of excess skin, which often occurs after significant weight loss or due to aging, eliminating sagging and improving overall body contour.

Tightening of Muscles and Tissues

The procedure also involves tightening underlying muscles and tissues to create a firmer and more toned appearance, enhancing the aesthetic outcome and improving functional aspects such as posture and mobility.

Expanded Wardrobe Options

Following a body lift, patients can enjoy expanded clothing options as they can comfortably fit into a wider range of garments, including form-fitting clothing and styles previously avoided due to concerns about body contour and excess skin.

Enhanced Body Confidence

By addressing multiple concerns and providing comprehensive rejuvenation, a body lift can significantly enhance body confidence and self-esteem, allowing individuals to enjoy a more fulfilling and active lifestyle.

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Is a Body Lift Right for Me?

A body lift in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area at Higdon Plastic Surgery is ideal for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss resulting in excess skin and tissue laxity or those with loose, sagging skin due to aging or pregnancy. Ideal candidates may also struggle with stubborn pockets of fat and lack of tone in multiple areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, back, buttocks, and other areas. Symptoms experienced by potential candidates may include discomfort or irritation caused by excess skin, difficulty finding clothing that fits properly, and dissatisfaction with their overall body contour. However, determining candidacy for a body lift requires a thorough evaluation by Dr. Higdon. During your consultation, Dr. Higdon will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your physical anatomy and medical history, discussing your goals and concerns to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and desired outcomes. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how a body lift can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

What to Expect The Body Lift Procedure

During a body lift at Higdon Plastic Surgery, several steps are involved to address excess skin and tissue laxity across multiple body areas. The procedure typically begins with the patient under general anesthesia for comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Higdon then makes strategic incisions in targeted areas, such as the abdomen, hips, back, buttocks, and other areas, following predetermined surgical plans. These incisions allow him to remove excess skin and fat, tighten underlying muscles, and reshape contours for a more toned appearance. The extent and location of incisions depend on your individual needs and goals and the specific areas being treated. Once the excess tissue is removed and the desired contours are achieved, the incisions are carefully closed using sutures. The duration of a body lift can vary depending on the extent of treatment required, usually ranging from 4-6 hours in most cases. The magic behind the results of a body lift procedure lies in the advanced surgical techniques Dr. Higdon uses to remove excess skin and fat while reshaping and contouring the body to create a smoother, more toned appearance. This comprehensive approach addresses multiple areas of concern simultaneously, providing transformative results.

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Body Lift Recovery

Following a body lift at Higdon Plastic Surgery, you can expect a period of downtime and recovery as your body heals from the surgical intervention. Some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated areas may be managed with prescribed pain medication and proper postoperative care. Dr. Higdon uses advanced prescribing methods that he helped develop, with a multi-modal analgesia approach that minimizes the need for narcotic prescriptions for his patients after surgery. We advise patients to limit physical activity and avoid strenuous exercise during the initial recovery period to allow optimal healing. It's essential to follow our postoperative instructions carefully, which may include wearing compression garments to support the surgical areas and promote healing.

As the swelling subsides and the body heals, you will notice gradual improvements in your body contours, with final results becoming more apparent over the coming weeks and months. Regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Higdon will be scheduled to monitor progress, address concerns, and ensure that the healing process is progressing as expected. Ultimately, the recovery period plays a crucial role in achieving the desired outcome of a smoother, more toned body contour following a body lift procedure. Don't hesitate to contact our team with any questions as you heal.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

Choosing Higdon Plastic Surgery for your body lift means placing your trust in practice with unparalleled expertise and dedication to personalized patient care. With over 14 years of aesthetic surgery experience, Dr. Higdon and his team have successfully transformed the lives of countless individuals, addressing physical insecurities while liberating emotional concerns with compassion and precision. Patients facing the frustration of excess skin and tissue following weight loss, pregnancy, or aging can find relief and renewed confidence through the transformative benefits of a body lift procedure. Embark on your journey to a more sculpted, rejuvenated physique – schedule your consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, TN today. We also welcome patients from Brentwood, Cool Springs, and Nashville, TN.

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