Put the finishing touches on your transformation with a body lift in White Plains, NY. Significant weight loss, pregnancy, and natural aging can change the contours of your figure. Sagging excess skin and pockets of stubborn fat can be removed to achieve shapely and firm breasts, buttocks, arms, or thighs. It can also contour the abdomen and reduce cellulite.
About Body Lift
Body lift, belt lipectomy, and body reshaping refer to cosmetic plastic surgery for more than one area of the body. Those areas may include liposuction, liposculpture or excision of the following areas: stomach, breast, arms, back and thighs. This surgery is frequently used after a massive loss of body weight resulting from either diet or bariatric surgery. In a body lift each procedure may be performed separately or several procedures may be performed at the same time, depending upon the health of the patient, tolerance of discomfort, etc. Recently body lift procedures have become extremely popular due to the fact that surgeons have acquired significantly greater knowledge and experience in liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), thigh lift, and upper arm lift.
Also there is an increased public awareness of this kind of “extreme body makeover” surgery. There are now investigations underway to determine if surgical removal of large amounts of fat may improve such conditions as diabetes and high blood pressure.
As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be more rewarding if expectations are realistic. As with any surgery, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you.
If you have excess hanging skin in one or more areas of the body, you may be a good candidate for a body lift. If you have lost a massive amount of weight, especially due to bariatric surgery, you may be recommended for a body lift.
It is important to be in good overall health without any underlying medical issues that could impair healing. Ideally, the patient should be a non-smoker or willing to quit before the date of the body lift surgery.
Your Body Lift Consultation
Your body lift consultation starts with a physical examination of your problem areas. Dr. Blau will evaluate the laxity of your skin and the amount of excess fat. Your risk factors will be assessed by reviewing your medical history, including current medications and past surgeries.
You and Dr. Blau will decide which surgical techniques will be included in your body lift, and then he will develop a surgical plan. Finally, a date will be set for the body lift procedure.
The body lift process can take several hours to complete depending on the combination of surgeries necessary to achieve the patient’s desired outcome. Body lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The target areas will be marked.
Next, incisions will be made in the targeted areas, and then excess skin will be removed. If there is excess fat, liposuction may be performed. Internal sutures will be placed under the skin to help support the new contours. To end the procedure, the incisions will be closed with stitches.
Recovery and Healing
Dr. Blau will give you specific recovery instructions before you go home. There is significant downtime needed for recovery after your body lift surgery, so it may be best to take a month off from work. This is a major surgical undertaking involving possibly more than one procedure.
Swelling, bruising, and pain will be experienced after your body lift. Pain can be managed through intramuscular or oral medications. You will be required to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling.
You will need to take it easy for the first week, but walking is encouraged for good circulation. It could take up to three months before you can go back to your usual routine and light exercises.
The following body lift before-and-after photos will give you a sense of the results Dr. Blau has achieved in body lift, belt lipectomy, and body reshaping surgery. However, each patient is unique and previous results are not a guarantee for individual outcomes.
The total cost of Body Lift in White Plains, NY surgery is determined based on factors like your medical examinations, surgeon’s fee, hospital charges, post-surgery garments, and anesthesia. The exact techniques used will also impact cost, as will the total time needed to perform the surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have any questions about Body Lift in White Plains, NY or would like to book a consultation with Dr. Blau, please contact Cosmetic MD today. Our skilled team can help you get the sculpted body you have always desired.