What is a Body Lift?
Body lift surgery helps adjust the contours of the body, for a more youthful, proportionate, and appealing appearance. This procedure is ideal for those who have experienced extreme weight loss or who have excess, sagging skin and fat tissue around the thighs, abdomen, buttock, and hip area. A body lift is one of many post-bariatric cosmetic surgery procedures available at the surgical center for The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville.
Real Patient Results
The body lift procedure incorporates multiple body contouring and lifting surgeries in order to proportionately reshape your entire body. If you have problems with skin and fat tissue around your belly area, the surgeon will perform an abdominoplasty / tummy tuck. If you have saggy buttocks, hips, or thighs, a buttock lift or thigh lift will be performed. Total body lift surgery refers to all body contouring procedures performed at once.
Here at the Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville, we tailor your surgical plan to your desires, as well as to what can be done safely and efficiently. Oftentimes, it may be recommended to proceed with your surgeries in stages, perhaps performing the tummy tuck first, followed by the circumferential thigh lift a few months later. Staging of the surgeries in this manner will typically give the best result in the safest manner. Surgery time varies from two hours to six hours, depending on the amount of skin to be removed and placement of the incisions.
Your recovery depends on the extent of the procedure performed. Prior to the surgery, we will discuss what to expect during post-care. Most patients require at least one night in the hospital, sometimes two, before feeling comfortable in going home. Taking three to six weeks of time off work is also common among body contouring patients.
While we take great care in performing body lift surgery, complications are possible, though usually rare. Infection can be treated with drainage and antibiotics, but this will prolong your hospital stay. Smokers are advised to stop smoking, as it may increase the risk of complications and delay the healing process after surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about body lift surgery in Nashville, Tennessee, contact The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville today.