Excess skin on the body can often be just as much of an insecurity as stubborn fat. Varying degrees of excess fat is common for many people, especially as we get older and our skin loses elasticity. However, this impacts some people more than others and can be very noticeable, even through clothing. This can happen anywhere on the body but is commonly found on the upper body. Excess skin results in sagging, which causes people to look heavier or older than they are. Dealing with sagging skin can be especially difficult because there isn’t much that you can do about it on your own.

While at-home remedies won’t do much to get rid of excess skin, there are ways to tighten the skin and reduce sagging. An upper body lift procedure is an effective way of getting rid of excess skin on the upper body that can be done with the help of a plastic surgeon. If you need an upper body lift in NEPA, make Bruno Plastic Surgery your first call.

What Does an Upper Body Lift Do?

 An upper body lift is a plastic surgery in which the doctor removes excess skin from the upper back and sides of the chest to produce a slimmer figure. This procedure is also commonly called bra line back lift since the sagging skin often affects the bra line area. Patients usually opt to get an upper body lift when recent dramatic weight loss has left the skin in those areas loose and sagging. An upper body lift is also often combined with other cosmetic surgeries to help achieve a patient’s desired results. Some of the procedures patients might want to have done during their upper body lift include a breast lift, arm lift, and liposuction. 

Following the procedure, you may have drains placed in the area of the procedure to remove unwanted fluids and have compression garments to wear to help with the swelling. Some can go home the same day as the procedure, but it could be necessary to stay longer. The amount of time it takes to recover and what you can do during your recovery may vary depending on the procedures you have done and the extent of the surgery, but most people need at least a week to return to work and even longer to do strenuous activities. The results from an upper body lift are long-lasting, but maintaining your weight can help you enjoy them longer. 

Find Out if an Upper Body Lift is Right for You

Excess skin on the upper body can lead to skin folds that can impact a person’s confidence and cause physical discomfort. These folds can cause chaffing and affect the way clothes fit. Whatever the reason you want to get rid of your excess upper body skin is, an upper body lift can help. Dr. Anthony Bruno of Bruno Plastic Surgery is known for his attention to detail and can help deliver the results you want from your procedure.   

Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bruno and be on your way to a new you!

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