Body lift surgery was designed for people who lost a lot of weight, either through gastric bypass surgery or through diet and exercise, and who now have excess skin that hangs.
A body lift removes excessively loose skin and tightens tissue to make the body appear thinner. This procedure will get rid of loose skin forever. This surgery is safe and tightens the area around the chest, waist, and hips, as well as the arms, thighs, and knees.
This process is very similar to a facelift.
A total body lift is useful for those who have lost skin elasticity. People who have loose skin often experience skin irritation and discomfort when wearing tight-fitting clothes.
A total body lifts deals with every part of the body, especially the trunk area, the chest or breasts, abdomen, hips, and buttocks, as well as the limbs, the arms and legs.
Being aware of the risks is only part of the process. It is also essential to understand the limits of body lift procedures.
To be satisfied with the results of your surgery, you must have realistic expectations of what a body lift can do for you. Remember that the body lift surgery is not a substitute for weight loss. Nor is it a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise program.
In fact, those who enjoy the best results follow a healthy lifestyle and have a stable weight. Also, it is important to remember that a body lift does not create an instant transformation. By having realistic goals, you will feel more satisfied with the outcome of your surgery.
Minor side effects and discomfort will follow after surgery. Initially, there may be inflammation, pain, minor infections, bleeding, rashes and blood clots. In most cases, the patient will return to daily activities after about 4 to 6 weeks.
Scars will fade within 6 to 12 months. Except for the initial discomfort immediately after surgery, patients recover well and enjoy excellent results.
Costs will vary dramatically from one surgeon to another. On average, costs range from $3,000 to $13,000.
Since body lifts tend to be a long process for both surgeons and anesthesiologist, even a minor surgery can be expensive.
A body lift for various parts of the body not only requires the time and skill of the surgeon, but also involves many other associated costs including the cost of a hospital room, support staff and post-operative care.
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