Enjoy Your Results
For those who have undergone significant weight loss, sagging excess skin may remain behind and can often undermine results. Hanging skin can limit even the most routine activities, often making it difficult to maintain good hygiene or find clothing that fits well. Body contouring through body lift surgery can help you enjoy the rewards of hard-earned weight loss and boost your physical and mental well-being.Before & After »
Body lift surgery removes excess skin and can provide the patient with a smoother, contoured shape. It can correct sagging skin in many areas, including:
What to Expect
For the procedure, patients are put under general anesthesia and precise incisions are made in areas that allow scars to remain inconspicuous after surgery. Skin and tissue below the incisions are removed, lifted, or tightened in an even, circumferential fashion. Once the desired results are achieved, Dr. Samaha places dissolvable sutures and the patient goes into recovery.
Body Lift Recovery
The body lift procedure usually includes a short hospital stay and a more involved recovery period than other body contouring procedures. Recovery time is about 2 weeks, with full recovery to normal activity and exercise within several weeks.
Some discomfort and swelling is typical and Dr. Samaha can prescribe medication to help alleviate pain during recovery. For a few weeks after surgery, patients should wear compression garments to reduce swelling and ensure a smooth result. Once a full recovery is achieved, a regular exercise routine can optimize the results of surgery.
Body lift surgery generally involves a more extensive procedure and recovery period than other cosmetic surgery, but by providing a sense that weight loss is complete, it often brings great satisfaction.
If you want to minimize excess sagging skin on your lower body, contact us today to schedule your consultation.