The Body Lift procedure benefits patients who have undergone a significant amount of weight loss either from diet and exercise or after gastric bypass surgery. The purpose of the Body Lift is to regain a slimmer shape and youthful figure.
Most people don’t know that diet and exercise do not always give you back your youthful shape. Often, if excess amounts of fat are lost, the skin is left sagging around the belly and back due to years of lost elasticity. So, even though your core is stronger and you have lost fat, your body still might look saggy and out of shape from the loose skin around your midsection.
A Body Lift is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, buttocks, groin and thighs. They are not intended for the removal of excess fat alone, liposuction is used to remove fat. A Body Lift is a highly invasive surgical procedure to remove excess sagging fat and skin due to poor skin elasticity. The procedure can also improve dimpled irregular skin or cellulite.
The procedure is performed in a surgical center under general anesthesia. The incision pattern is a circumferential incision around the body to remove the apron of excess skin and fat. Deep support sutures within the underlying tissue will be placed to form a newly shaped contour. Sutures, skin adhesives or tapes close the skin incision.
The surgical procedure is recommended for candidates who have:
After surgery, dressings or bandages will protect your incisions as they heal. One or more small tubes will be put under the skin to drain excess fluid. These are temporary drains and will be removed in the office several days following your procedure. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your surgical site following surgery.
Oral medications will aid in the healing to reduce the risk of infection and assist with pain following surgery. You will be monitored with follow-up visits and given instruction as to when you can return to normal daily activities including work and exercise.
We estimate a one to two-week recovery period after the Body Lift procedure. Smoother, tighter contouring results are seen almost immediately, although initially hidden by some swelling and bruising. You need to wear a compression garment for several weeks after surgery to minimize swelling and help the skin and tissues to heal. Your skin quality will dramatically improve in both appearance and feel. Scars will remain, but will lessen over time with post-surgical treatment.
During a Body Lift, we will tighten your abdominal and core muscles in order to sculpt a slimmer base underneath your skin. We will then remove the excess skin from your midsection so your body will once again look young and firm.
Our team of trained professionals will direct you during the recovery process to ensure that you heal safely and quickly.
Are you ready to get your confidence back, focus on you for a change and look slimmer? Contact our office at 813-406-4448 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Ambay to find out if a Body Lift is right for you.
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