5 ways we can do the lifting for you
During our lives, our skin has a lot to contend with. The sun, the win, the rain, pollution, and personal habits we know aren’t good for us, like smoking and eating the wrong things, can all take their toll as the years roll by.
As we grow older, changes occur in our skin – it will probably become rougher, more fragile, and wrinkles and fine lines will appear. It will also become slacker, because the loss of elastin (the elastic tissue in the skin) causes it to hang loosely.
Although this sounds ever-so-slightly depressing, there are skin-tightening cosmetic surgery procedures which can help different areas of the body become firmer and more contoured.
Procedure: Arm lift
What is an arm lift?
An arm lift (also known as a brachiplasty) can create a more defined shape to the upper arms to combat loose skin, or ‘bingo wings’. It reduces the extra skin, tightens and smooths tissue, and removes extra fat. The result is upper arms that are more toned and contoured – helping you to feel more comfortable and self-assured in short sleeved or sleeveless clothes.
Procedure: Breast uplift
What is a breast uplift?
Breast uplift surgery in the UK is becoming increasingly popular. Having and nursing children, putting on and then losing a lot of weight, and the forces of gravity mean that the fibrous bands supporting the breasts breaks down and the skin stretches. Having a breast uplift procedure reshapes your natural breasts and positions them higher than they were before, creating a firmer look and feel.
And you can combine your procedures, so if you’d like a breast uplift and implants at the same time, or alternatively a breast reduction and uplift, both are possible. And whatever kind of procedure you choose, breast uplift scars will fade and so they shouldn’t be visible when you wear bras, swimwear or normal clothing.
Procedure: Neck lift
What is a neck lift?
If you’d like to create a more defined looking neck, neck lifting surgery could help. It removes excess skin and fat around your jawline, addressing concerns with loose and sagging skin. Neck lift surgeons in the UK can perform this procedure on its own, or as part of a facelift. The result of tightening and lifting the skin on the neck can be a smoother, more youthful look in this area.
Procedure: Thigh lift
What is a thigh lift?
Losing weight can lead to loose skin and/or fat on your thighs which stubbornly refuses to improve despite exercising. As well as affecting your confidence, it could affect your mobility, and so inner and outer thigh reduction surgery can help achieve firmer, more aesthetically-pleasing legs overall. Your thigh lift surgeon achieves this by reducing any extra skin, removing fat and smoothing tissue.
Procedure: Eye lift
What is an eye lift?
Aging, as well as genetics, lifestyle and your sleep routine, can cause the skin above and below the eyes to droop and sag, giving a lined, baggy and puffy look that makeup can’t hide. Sometimes, severely sagging skin can even reduce your vision.
An eye lift (or blepharoplasty, to give it its medical name) is a surgical procedure which can help to correct excess skin, fat and wrinkles in the eyelids. Eyelid lift surgery on your upper and/or lower eyelids can make the eyes look younger and more alert, and reduce or eliminate vision problems if you have them.
Looking for a lift? Let us help – for more information on any of these procedures, or to find out what your options might be, get in touch with us now.