Cosmetic surgery can be used to improve the overall shape and tone of a person's body. When an adult man or woman suffers from sagging deposits of fat and loose skin the underlying problem could be the body's tissue that is meant to support his or her skin and fat. By removing the extra fat and sagging skin, the condition can be treated and the poor tissue elasticity that was playing a part in the problem will be alleviated as well.
The body lift is designed to extend the effects of a tummy tuck beyond a patient’s lower frontal region into any area of the body that needs tightening. Instead of sticking to only one area of the stomach, the procedure extends all the way around the body, allowing for re-suspension of the inner and outer thighs, firming up and lifting the back and buttocks, and removing sagging skin in the arms. We strive to deliver the best body lift San Francisco has to offer. With so many areas of focus, body lifts are extensive procedures that take time and require professional, board-certified care from our San Francisco plastic surgeon, Dr. Miranda.
As one of the most common surgeries among men and women throughout the U.S., our San Francisco body lift is used to improve the shape and appearance of a person through body contouring. Many times, dramatic weight loss can leave people with loose skin and oddly placed deposits of fat that are difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise by themselves. When this is the case, opting for a body lift is a great way to alleviate the problem in a long-lasting way.
The body lift in San Francisco that we offer combines several different types of plastic surgery into one effective procedure. The process includes a tummy tuck, butt lift, thigh lift, and arm lift. In this way, the procedure will effectively remove loose skin and residual fat that has accumulated in the person’s body post-weight loss. With a body lift, not only will patients lose sagging skin in their stomach areas, but they will also show more definition in the back, butt, hips, thighs, and arms as well.
When performing a body lift San Francisco plastic surgeon, Dr. Miranda will make a single incision along the abdomen of the patient. From there, excess fat and sagging skin can be removed surgically. The process also involves lifting and tightening of specific areas throughout the body, including the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, butt and arms. Fat is removed through liposuction and the body is then sculpted / contoured to show off its natural beauty. If necessary or desired, augmentation to the butt can also be included in the procedures performed on the patient of a body lift surgery.
The belt lipectomy is a procedure used to surgically lift the lower regions of your abdominal area. Most often, this surgery is performed on men and women whose dramatic weight loss has resulted in sagging skin and loose tissues in the middle section of their bodies. These are usually patients of gastric bypass surgeries or some other form of surgical weight loss. A belt lipectomy is included in the full body lift procedure that our board-certified surgeon perform to help patients regain full confidence in their body.
Doing a body lift results in permanent effects that will remain for the rest of your lifetime. However, patients are responsible for maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle in order to enhance and continue the effects of the surgery. While it is normal to lose minor amounts of firmness with age, as long as you continue to lead a healthy life you will continue to enjoy the fruits of your post-surgery body. Patients undergoing body lift surgery should first ensure that their BMI (body mass index) is at a healthy level.
Persons with high BMIs could be more at risk of complications, including infection, abnormal scarring, bleeding, tissue death and seroma (lumps and masses formed by fluid build-up in the organs or tissues). The risks to consider before opting for a body lift surgery primarily include scarring after the fact. In a few patients, loose, sagging skin has continued to be a problem and further corrective surgery will be required. However, for the majority of body lift patients, results are favorable, long-lasting, and everything they imagined. In order to learn more about the potential benefits that await you, contact our office and schedule a consultation with a San Francisco plastic surgeon today!
The body lift procedure itself can last anywhere from four to seven hours. When the procedure is complete, you will be bound in bandages extending from your abdominal waistline and all the way around your middle. These are designed to support your movement and minimize any discomfort that could arise as you attempt to maneuver after the surgery. Once the San Francisco body lift has been safely completed, you will need to allow for the appropriate amount of recovery time. Some patients will need to spend at least one night in the hospital in order to maximize their recovery. During this time, it is common for patients to experience general pain, but it is nothing that cannot be tempered with the use of pain medications.
When you are discharged from Pacific Plastic Surgery Group, you will be equipped with the necessary prescriptions to control your pain and heal properly. One of the most appealing aspects of post-body lift procedures is the fact that there are usually no sutures on the body that will later need to be removed. Instead, several tube drains placed around your body will need to be removed within a week to ten days after the surgery has been completed and the healing process has begun. We estimate that you will be able to return to your normal activities – minus any overly physical exertions – within about two weeks.
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The procedure is done under general anesthesia for your comfort. You can expect a certain degree of discomfort and soreness during recovery, which Dr. Miranda can help you manage through prescribed pain medications.
Any surgery may involve certain risks and complications, including infection, abnormal scarring, excess bleeding, seroma (fluid build-up around the incisions), and localized tissue death. These risks are minimized when an experienced, board-certified surgeon performs the procedure.
A body lift is considered a permanent procedure, with results that can last a lifetime. To maintain your results long-term, it is best to keep up a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a healthy diet.
The cost of a body lift will depend on which procedures are used and what areas will be covered.
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