IS A BODY LIFT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Body lift procedures are ideal for the healthy patient. Participating in fitness programs, consuming a well-balanced diet and maintaining a healthy, stable weight for at least 6 months before surgery makes a person an optimal candidate. Anyone who has recently undergone weight loss surgery is encouraged to wait at least a year before any cosmetic procedures. This is to ensure exceptional health and lower the risk of any post-operative complications.
Women who plan to have children are not advised to undergo any body lift procedures. However, we encourage all mothers who are finished having children to consider our body lift treatments. We believe that all mothers should look as radiant on the outside, as they feel on the inside.
PROCEDURES OF A BODY LIFT
Total body lift plastic surgery can be performed in a hospital or any accredited outpatient surgical center. The procedure takes four to eight hours and is executed under general anesthesia.
A complete lower body lift includes “lifting” excess skin around the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, as well as hips. Drs. Hall and Wrye will pull, tighten and remove all excess skin and fatty tissue I the desired area. While operating, Drs. Hall & Wrye are continuously and cautiously assessing the body, making sure their patients achieve a sleek and symmetrical appearance.
Body Lift procedures are not weight loss procedures, it’s important that the patient is at their goal weight and that they are able to maintain their goal weight before electing to undergo a body “lift” surgery, which also includes an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or a brachioplasty (arm lift).
Using the same belt like incision from the lower body lift, Dr.s Hall & Wrye will start the abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck. The doctors will separate the abdominal tissue from the body and start removing all of the excess skin and fatty tissue. They will then tighten the abdominal muscles and remove any additional fat, by excision or liposuction. Once the desired look is achieved Dr.s Hall & Wrye will insert drains that will remain in for 2-6 weeks and suture the incisions closed.
TOTAL BODY LIFT AND FOLLOW-UP PROCEDURES
Combining both the upper and lower body lift procedures is called a “total body lift.” Patients can opt for just one surgery at a time or both at once. To reduce postoperative risks and complications the surgeons suggest having one procedure done at a time.