There is no doubt that a body lift provides some of the most dramatic results of all the plastic surgery procedures. That’s why most any plastic surgeon in Tampa, St Petersburg, Naples, Clearwater, Sarasota and other U.S. cities is inundated with requests for this operation on a regular basis. But while there are amazing possibilities for reshaping your body with this procedure, you should approach it with realistic expectations.

Here’s what a body lift surgery can do for you:  It can eliminate excess skin that sags from the stomach or back and tighten the skin on the hips, torso, buttocks, breast, back, and thighs. These procedures can actually decrease your physical size and drastically improve the overall appearance of those areas, both nude and in clothes. These benefits make it an excellent procedure for those who are seeking plastic surgery after weight loss or extensive body changes due to pregnancy.

Of course, like any plastic surgery procedure, a body lift can create substantial improvements, but it can’t create perfection. Following your procedure, you will have some scars along the pubic line, across the lower back, and/or under the breasts, depending on what type of lift you get.  Depending on the extent of stretch marks and cellulite before the surgery, some may remain afterward, but will likely be reduced. Additionally, while a body lift can tighten muscles in the abdomen, it cannot build muscle there or in the buttocks or legs.

Adjusting your expectations to meet these realities can result in an exciting and successful outcome from your body lift experience. If you live in or near St Petersburg, Sarasota, Clearwater, Naples, or Tampa, call Bayshore Plastic Surgery today at 888-840-3199 for more information on this procedure or to schedule a consultation.