The baby boomer generation, or those whose current age range is between 43 and 62, continue to be some of the strongest candidates for plastic and cosmetic surgery. This generation is past their middle age years, and both men and women in this demographic segment are interested in preserving their youthful looks and staying healthy.
Plastic surgery procedures such as the body lift
can help many men and women in their 40s, 50s and 60s achieve a more sculpted, toned and attractive silhouette. Even though these procedures involve extensive incisions and surgery to remove excess skin and fat, the procedures typically produce dramatic results.
Most Common Body Lift Procedures for Baby Boomers
Baby boomers are typically the best candidates for the following body lift procedures:
Central Body Lift – this procedure involves a lateral thigh lift to remove excess fat in the inner and outer thighs, along with the removal of fat around the abdomen and buttocks. This helps create an elongated, ‘column-like’ appearance.
Circumferential Panniculectomy – a procedure that helps remove excess fat and skin hanging over the lower abdomen. It is commonly performed on formerly obese patients who have a significant amount of extra skin to get rid of after losing 40+ pounds. The procedure helps create a flatter and more toned midsection.
Torsoplasty – a procedure that helps remove excess fat around the stomach and also tightens up the abdominal muscles. This is a more extensive version of the traditional tummy tuck, and can help create a smooth, sculpted and tight midsection.
Lower Body Lift – a body reshaping procedure that targets the stomach, love handles, buttocks, hips and thighs. This procedure includes the traditional tummy tuck as it helps create a smooth and elongated look from the waist down to the upper thigh area.
Circumferential Lipectomy – a procedure that helps remove excess fat from all around the body including the waist, flanks, buttocks and thighs. The skin is reshaped and ‘molded’ into its ideal form and recovery typically involves wearing high-pressure compression garments as the skin and tissues settle and tighten into their new shape.
Belt Lift – a procedure that involves removing fat around the midsection or belly button area to help create a more defined waist and sculpted appearance. The belt lift may be combined with other body sculpting procedures in order to achieve the ideal silhouette.
More Information About Body Lifts
Anyone who has experienced extreme weight loss or has sagging skin in areas around the stomach, back, thighs and arms may be a good candidate for a body lift. Body lifts are considered to be much more extensive than common plastic surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or basic liposuction around the hips and thighs because the procedures usually involve extensive tissue removal and tissue manipulation in order to achieve dramatic results. Surgeons who perform body lifts typically make several incisions in the upper, central or lower body in order to achieve results, and recovery can take several months.
Learn more about body lift procedures in our information guide, or consult with a plastic surgeon in your area for a consultation about body lifts and related procedures.