WHAT IS A BODY LIFT?
A body lift is a customized procedure designed to eliminate excess skin, remove unwanted fat, and repair damaged muscles This is a procedure designed mainly for men or women who have lost large amounts of weight and are left with saggy and unsightly skin above and below the waist.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A BODY LIFT?
The best candidates for body lift surgery are those who have experienced major weight loss and are experiencing exceedingly saggy skin on the butt, thighs, stomach, hips and/or back. To be considered a candidate for body lift, you should be at a stable body weight, in generally good health, and motivated to improve your appearance. The ideal patient will have reached her weight goal and will have achieved a stable weight for 3-6 months.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
A body lift is a highly customized procedure, so no two procedures will be exactly the same. It is typically performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the extent of the procedure, patients may be permitted to return home on the same day of the surgery. In some cases, the patient will be asked to spend one night under the supervision of our staff.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY?
Because the body lift is an extensive plastic surgery procedure, patients should plan for some recovery time. Depending on the extent of the patient’s procedure, they may need to take anywhere from two weeks to two months off from work to recover. Pain can be managed with prescription medication. Antibiotics are also prescribed, along with elastic compression garments that promote skin contraction.