Body Lift v. Tummy Tuck: Which Should You Choose?
As summer gets into full swing in Chicago and Arlington, Illinois, many of our patients report that they made good on their New Year’s Resolutions and lost enough weight to feel comfortable in bathing suits for the first time in many years. Unfortunately, for some of our patients, stubborn fat pockets, excess skin, and stretch marks resist even the best diet and exercise routines. For those patients who undergo massive weight loss, two of the most popular procedures are body lift Chicago and tummy tuck Chicago. Which should you choose? Continue reading to see an overview of both procedures.
A body lift procedure can produce results in several targeted areas. This body contouring Chicago procedure is best for those whose weight is stable. For full results, Dr. Kotis recommends that women who may become pregnant or people whose weight fluctuates choose another procedure. Body lifts provide the best results when patients can maintain their current weight after the procedure. During a body lit, excess skin and fat pockets are removed to slim your figure. The results will continue to develop over weeks and months. Body lifts often leave more scars than a tummy tuck due to their scope, but these scars will fade with time.