BODY LIFT IN OKLAHOMA CITY

A well-toned body with smooth contours often is a sign of fitness achieved by healthy diet and exercise. But exercise cannot always achieve desired results for people who have loose, sagging skin and uneven contours. Aging, sun damage, pregnancy and significant fluctuations in weight as well as genetic factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and upper arms. These conditions can be corrected with a body lift. Oklahoma City patients have made body lifts one of their favorite cosmetic surgery procedures.

A surgical body lift can help improve these issues. It improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. In addition, the procedures(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, commonly known as cellulite. A body lift may include:

  • Abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area

  • Buttocks, that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly

  • Groin that may sag into the inner thigh

  • Thigh, including the inner, outer, or posterior thigh or circumferentially

  • Body lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat.

Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, we recommend liposuction and a body lift; OKC patients have been very happy with the results of these combined procedures.

The Surgery

When getting body lift surgery, OKC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Love can help you achieve your goals. During his consultation, he will ensure all questions have been answered and realistic expectations have been set for your body lift.

Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as personal preference and surgical judgment. A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure. A circumferential incision around the body removes an apron of excess skin and fat and repositions and tightens tissues.

A combination of liposuction and surgical body lifts may be necessary to achieve an improved contour. Deep support sutures within underlying tissues help to form the newly shaped contours.

The results of a body lift are visible almost immediately; however, it may take as long as one to two years for the final results to fully develop.

How do I know that Dr. Tim Love is the best body lift surgeon for me?

  • Voted the best plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City in multiple readers’ choice contests.

  • Thirty plus years of cosmetic surgery experience in Oklahoma.

  • Countless successful procedures.

  • Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

  • Hundreds of satisfied patients – read their testimonials.

  • A comfortable and convenient OKC location.

Contact Dr. Tim R. Love today to schedule your consultation: 405 751-LOVE (5683)

Body Fat Grafting
When the contours of your breast or buttocks need some fine tuning, body fat grafting may be the right technique to ensure smooth lines, symmetry and full volume in these areas of your body. Body fat grafting utilizes your own fat cells to enhance targeted areas and provide a more aesthetic overall appearance. Dr. Love can even perform body fat grafting in concert with other treatments like a tummy tuck or breast augmentation/reconstruction, in order to fine tune your results.
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Arm Lift/Brachioplasty
If weight loss, aging or heredity has given your upper arms a drooping, sagging appearance, an arm lift may be the treatment that can give your arms the appearance you desire. An arm lift from Dr. Tim Love reduces excess sagging skin and localized fat pockets, tightens supportive tissues and redefines the shape of your arms.
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Body Lift
Over time, aging, sun damage, pregnancy or significant fluctuations in weight can negatively impact the elasticity of your skin and the natural contours of your body. A body lift focuses on areas like the abdomen, buttocks, groin and thigh, removing excess sagging fat and skin and reshaping these areas. Each patient has unique needs in these areas, and Dr. Love can describe your unique, recommended treatment option thoroughly and completely so you can make a confident, informed decision. Many patients have been thrilled with the results of a body lift performed by Dr. Love.
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Liposuction
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is primarily focused on reshaping the contours of the body. Though it can result in weight loss, it’s main intent is to help you improve those localized areas of fat that you cannot seem to get rid of through diet and exercise. There are several liposuction techniques available and Dr. Love can help you determine the treatment and technique that best matched your desired results.
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Tummy Tuck
For those who don’t like the effects that pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations or prior surgery have had on the appearance of their abdomen, a tummy tuck may provide desirable results! A tummy tuck is not primarily designed to reduce weight. Instead, Dr. Love focuses on shaping the tummy area to reduce the appearance of sagging or loose skin in the abdominal area. Before surgery, Dr. Love will help you understand realistic expectations from your tummy tuck procedure and answer all your questions. Many patients are very happy with their appearance after a tummy tuck from Dr. Love.
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