Body lift surgery improves the shape and tone of underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons offers body lift procedures to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Findlay, Sylvania, and the surrounding areas who want to correct the effects of aging, pregnancy, and/or massive weight loss.
What is a Body Lift?
A body lift is a procedure that helps remove sagging skin and fat from the body. The procedure is known to help with cellulite and other skin imperfections that go along with excess skin and fat. A body lift can include the buttocks, abdominal area, thighs, and groin area. Body lifts are not used to remove actual fat from the body, as in liposuction. Body lifts are designed to help lift the sagging skin.
Benefits of a Body Lift
- 1Tightens skin
- 2Removes self-consciousness and emotional distress
- 3Helps improve appearance
How is a Body Lift Performed?
The body lift procedure is performed with the use of anesthesia. Body lift surgery involves making an incision at the waist or slightly below it and removing excess skin and closing the skin under some tension. The incision length and pattern depends on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. Most commonly, a body lift treats both the abdomen and the back area and is, therefore, circumferential.
Liposuction may be used to help remove some of the excess fat. Support stitches are then placed inside the underlying tissues and then the incisions are stitched up and bandaged. Results are often immediate, and patients notice a huge improvement.
Preparing for Your Body Lift Procedure
To prepare for your procedure, your doctor may require you to have blood work or labs performed. In addition, you may be asked to reduce or stop any medications that you are taking that may hinder results. You should avoid taking over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin, Tylenol, and Advil as they may increase bleeding.
Body Lift Recovery
Once the body lift procedure is completed, your incisions will have dressings and bandages on them. It is important to follow all of the aftercare instructions you are given. Your plastic surgeon may give you medication to take once the procedure is over as well.
It is common to experience some discomfort after surgery, but if you notice any severe swelling, inflammation, or infection, contact your medical provider right away.
How Much Does a Body Lift Procedure Cost?
The cost of a body lift procedure will vary for each patient based upon the patient’s needs. We are happy to discuss the financing options that are available to you at your initial consultation.
Is a Body Lift Right for Me?
Body lift candidates are those who are healthy and do not smoke. In addition, a great candidate is someone who has excessive sagging skin due to weight loss. The sagging skin can be in one or multiple areas of the body.
Why Choose Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons?
Our physicians understand that all patients are unique, and no single procedure fits all patients. With the combination of aesthetic and surgical skills, we have the ability to meet the unique needs of our patients.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
At your body lift consultation, you and your plastic surgeon will discuss your surgical goals, your medical history, and any other relevant information. It is important for you to address any questions or concerns you have at this point. Your plastic surgeon may want to take before photos as well.
A number of people are discovering the benefits of a body lift procedure to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!