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Enhancing your appearance with a body lift
A well-toned body with smooth contours often is a sign of fitness achieved by healthy diet and exercise.
But exercise cannot always achieve desired results for people who have loose, sagging skin and uneven contours. Aging, sun damage, pregnancy and significant fluctuations in weight as well as genetic factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and upper arms.
If you desire a firmer, more youthful-looking body contour, then a surgical body lift may help achieve your goals. It improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.
Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. In addition, the procedure(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, commonly known as cellulite.
A body lift may include these areas:
What it won’t do:
Length: 6-8 hours
Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
Blood Transfusion: We suggest donation of 1-2 units of your own blood for this operation.
In/Outpatient: Hospital admission for 2-3 days is suggested.
Side effects: Post-operative pain which resolves over 1-2 weeks. Swelling, soreness, stiff muscles, bruising, numbness of abdominal skin and fatigue which usually lasts 2-3 weeks. You will require 4-6 weeks to get back to your usual level of activity.
Risks: Bloodclots, infection, bleeding under the skin flap. Poor healing resulting in conspicuous scarring or skin loss. You may require a "touch up" operation for optimal results.
Recovery: Back to work in 4-6 weeks. Strenuous athletic activity after 6 weeks. Flattening and fading of scars after 6mths-2 years.
Results: This operation is one of the "largest" cosmetic surgeries performed. Healing takes a bit longer than other operations, however, the results are dramatic - more than can be achieved with smaller operations.
Please contact the office for a consultation and more information on this procedure.