BODY CONTOURING POST WEIGHT LOSS
Our body lift procedure is perfect for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight or slimmed down via bariatric surgery and are left with loose excess skin. The body lift procedure can involve multiple procedures to correct multiple areas. The goal of this procedure is to eliminate excess skin while improving the contouring of tissues underneath it all.
BENEFITS OF A BODY LIFT
BODY CONTOURING OPTIONS
During your consultation with one of our four surgeons, you discuss your procedure goals and options. Your surgeon recommends a procedure plan that aligns with your goals and fits your specific case needs. If you are ready to schedule your consultation, click the button below.
The tummy tuck procedure or abdominoplasty addresses the hanging and excess skin on the abdomen. This procedure also tightens the abdominal muscles and if performed in conjunction with liposuction, can contour the body giving you the hourglass figure you desire.
The thigh and buttock lift procedures are often involved after a major weight loss case. The thigh and buttock lift work to remove excess skin on the thighs and buttocks leaving them feeling and looking tight and firm.
The arm lift procedure addresses the sagging "batwing" arms that we all dread. This procedure removes excess skin leaving your arms looking toned and firm.
The skin on your breasts often sags as a result of stretching when you gain weight. A breast lift is performed to restore the breasts to a more youthful position and correct the shape and nipple projection. Augmentation can also be performed in conjunction to give your breasts more volume and upper pole fullness.
Some weight loss patients are concerned with their sagging neck and jowl areas. A facelift is performed to tighten the skin and give you the contour you desire.
BODY CONTOURING RECOVERY
Pain similar to or less than a c section. It feels like you did an abs class for the first time. Typically you will use pain pills for 3-5 days. Muscle relaxants are also very effective in decreasing postoperative pain and muscle soreness.
Patients are encouraged to walk as soon as possible to help avoid blood clots and improve the speed of their recovery from surgery.
You should also have someone with you for help and support for the first few days after surgery is recommended.
After the first week, you are off pain pills, driving, and drains, if needed, are usually removed 7-10 days from surgery. You are able to start showering at 48 hrs. Patients should be able to walk fully upright at 5 to 7 days.
Many patients can begin driving for short distances at around 7 days after their surgery. Patients return to work at 14 days if not doing the heavy lifting. Numbness at the lower abdomen is not uncommon and usually begins to resolve over the next 2 to 6 months though some patients will have some areas of diminished sensation in the lower abdomen for longer periods.
Swelling is subsiding. Most patients can begin baths, swimming, and hot tubs around one month after their surgery. The patient feels normal by six weeks and begins to advance workouts. Gradual building up of workout intensity and duration is encouraged with most patients up to “full speed” in their third month after their surgery. Out of compression by six weeks. 3 -6 months final results are noted.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No, some patients have loose skin due to their skin type and can also benefit from a body lift.
The cost of this procedure varies. Please call our office with any questions regarding price.
Most patients will need to take 2-3 weeks minimum off of work for recovery.