As we grow older, our bodies and skin often start to submit to gravity — no matter how hard we might work at staying youthful. The skin on our upper arms might begin to sag and droop, as well as the skin on our thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and face. In some cases, extreme or sudden weight loss can also lead to sagging skin.
When good nutrition and regular exercise fail to tone and tighten your skin, one or more plastic surgery procedures could be your ticket to a tighter, younger-looking you.
Here are several available skin-lifting procedures, and how they can help improve your appearance and the way you feel about your body.
Arm lift: For when you’re self-conscious about your upper arms
If you typically avoid wearing tank-tops and short-sleeved shirts due to feeling self-conscious about your upper arms, you might want to consider an arm lift.
An arm lift, also known as arm reduction or brachioplasty, is when a plastic surgeon removes pockets of fat in your arms and tightens the underlying tissue. An arm lift also helps reduce irritation and friction caused by excess skin.
Thigh lift: If your don’t like the way your shorts and skirts fit
If your thighs seem out of proportion with the rest of your body or make you feel self-conscious in shorts and skirts, a thigh lift can help reshape and improve the contours of your thighs.
Just like with an arm lift, a thigh lift helps reduce excess skin and fat on your thighs that don’t respond to diet and exercise. A thigh lift often benefits those whose skin has lost elasticity to produce smoother skin and improved lower body proportions.
Body lift: Takes care of loose, sagging skin
If you’re unhappy with loose, sagging skin in multiple areas of your body, a body lift could be your ideal solution. A body lift targets a combination of body areas and helps tighten skin — especially when weight loss and/or pregnancy have resulted in loss of elasticity. A body lift is also effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Facelift: For drooping brows and other sagging in your mid-face region
If you’re concerned about drooping brows, sagging neck, and any other sagging in your mid-face region, a facelift can help restore youth and reverse signs of aging by reshaping and tightening skin on various regions of your face.
During facelift surgery, your plastic surgeon reshapes excess fat, tightens supportive tissue, and reshapes the skin on your face and neck for a tighter, smoother appearance.
Those interested in a less invasive version of a traditional facelift can opt for the Monarch Mini Facelift only available from Monarch Plastic Surgery. The Monarch Mini Facelift is designed to improve visible signs of aging in less than three hours, and is performed in-office under local anesthesia and light oral sedation.
Breast lift: If your breasts need a little extra bounce
If you’re satisfied with the size of your breasts but unhappy with the effects of gravity and aging, a breast lift can help restore volume and firmness. During breast lift surgery, your plastic surgeon removes excess skin and tightens underlying tissue to make breasts look perkier and younger.
Some women decide to combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation to achieve more volume and larger breasts, which can help improve their confidence and self-esteem.
Are you interested in improving sagging, drooping skin on one or more parts of your body? Schedule a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to learn more about our body contouring and facial rejuvenation procedures that can help you look and feel younger.