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A Beautiful Finish
A body lift is a combination of procedures often performed after a patient has lost a significant amount of weight. Weight loss can represent an exciting step toward getting fit and healthy but can have the undesirable side effect of leaving loose skin in the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. A body lift helps you feel great in your skin again by restoring a more taut, toned appearance. The board-certified plastic surgeons of The Godek Center for Personal Enhancement have vast experience performing combination procedures that are unique to each patient. If you are ready to take the final step in toning your physique and boosting your self-image, a body lift may be a good option.
Polish Your Physique
A body lift is a comprehensive surgical procedure that can simultaneously address areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, and outer thighs. The procedure is designed to eliminate loose, excess skin and tighten the remainder, ultimately giving your midsection and lower body a firmer and more toned look. Many patients who opt for this procedure from our board-certified plastic surgeons have experienced significant weight loss. This treatment can be particularly beneficial for those who have had bariatric surgery. A body lift removes any excess skin or remaining fat deposits so patients can refine their body contours and attain the shape they have worked hard to achieve.
Below, we have highlighted several procedures often combined as part of a body lift to recontour your appearance and help you improve several areas that may not be responsive to diet and exercise. We encourage you to read through the brief explanations for each treatment, as well as follow the links to learn more about your options. If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.
Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, can be an excellent option for individuals bothered by excess skin and fat in the abdominal region. During this procedure, loose, hanging skin is excised, stubborn fat is removed, and abdominal musculature is tightened and repaired for a more toned and sculpted appearance.
Liposuction is used to eliminate localized fat accumulations that remain immune to a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. Often employed to complement the results of other body contouring treatments, this procedure can be performed in the abdomen, flanks, back, buttocks, thighs, and numerous other areas of the body.
Breast lift surgery is performed to rejuvenate the shape and position of the breasts. Medically referred to as mastopexy, this procedure involves the removal of excess skin, lifting and recontouring of tissues, and resizing/repositioning of the nipple-areolar complexes (if necessary). Breast lift surgery can also be combined with breast augmentation to restore lost volume or enhance the size of the breasts.
Also known as butt augmentation, buttock enhancement is designed to improve the contour of one’s backside using a combination of buttock implants and liposuction. With this treatment, our plastic surgeon can strategically add volume to targeted areas of the buttocks while refining the overall shape for a well-proportioned, more curvaceous appearance.
Fat transfer to the buttocks, also called a Brazilian butt lift, is an advanced procedure that utilizes a patient’s natural tissues to enhance the volume and shape of their backside. During this procedure, liposuction is first employed to harvest excess fat cells from one or multiple regions of the body, such as the abdomen, back, or thighs. Once a sufficient amount of fat is collected, our doctor carefully processes and purifies the tissue before meticulously reinjecting it into targeted areas of the buttocks until an optimal contour is achieved.
Thigh lift surgery can be an excellent treatment for individuals with an accumulation of extra skin and fat in the inner and/or outer thighs. This procedure is customized to remove lax, redundant skin and localized fat deposits, helping to achieve a slimmer, more toned upper leg contour.
At The Godek Center for Personal Enhancement, our body lift patients can take advantage of our medical spa and concierge services for comprehensive pre-surgical and post-operative care. We offer several non-surgical treatment options that can complement your body lift procedure, including scar reduction treatments, advanced skincare, and more. Our goal is to provide you with the safest, most effective techniques possible while making you feel relaxed and “pampered” throughout your treatment process.
We believe you should be able to make the improvements you want with support from highly-qualified professionals to help with every step of your transformation. We listen to your wishes and concerns to provide outcomes that exceed your expectations and transform your confidence. We take an individualized approach to every procedure and offer concierge services like scar reduction and skin rejuvenation treatments to ensure that all of your aesthetic goals are met. Our thoughtful approach to aesthetic care shows in our patients’ beautiful results.
Taut and Toned
A body lift focuses on removing excess, sagging skin and may also involve tightening lax muscles or augmenting areas like the buttocks or breasts. Often patients seek a body lift after losing a significant amount of weight to deal with the excess skin that can be left behind. A body lift is an excellent option if you have loose skin from rapid weight loss, such as after bariatric surgery, which may require surgery to resolve.
Contact The Godek Center for Personal Enhancement
To learn more about how a body lift can help you achieve your goals, contact our office today and speak with one of our patient coordinators. They can schedule your consultation with one of our highly-qualified board-certified plastic surgeons. This initial appointment will be an in-depth discussion of your goals, during which time you can ask questions about the procedure and the results you can expect to achieve. We listen to your concerns and offer information that helps you make an informed decision about any treatments you are considering.
Take Pride in Your Progress
Your surgeon will perform your body lift while you are asleep under general anesthesia. The length of your surgery will depend on whether you combine your body lift with another procedure like a breast or butt augmentation. After your surgery, we will monitor your condition and comfort level in a personal recovery area until it is safe for you to return home and rest.
Smooth and Sculpted
You will likely need a couple of weeks for your initial recovery. However, your exact recovery period will depend on the details of your surgery. Post-procedure pain can be managed with a prescription from your doctor and then with over-the-counter pain medication. If your surgeon placed any surgical drains during surgery, they will provide instructions on caring for them. You may need to wear support garments during early recovery to promote proper healing. Follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions carefully, and never hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.
Candidates for a body lift should be at a stable weight to ensure that their surgery results will be lasting. Many people choose a body lift after weight loss that resulted in excess, sagging skin. This surgery can be a valuable step in your overall wellness journey.
Although care is taken to place incisions to minimize scarring, some visible scarring is inevitable. Scars fade over time but may also be lessened using skin resurfacing techniques. Ask about our med spa treatments for reducing scarring and rejuvenating skin anywhere on the body.
Each body lift involves surgical techniques personalized to your goals, so costs will vary. Your doctor can help you plan your surgery and provide an estimate for your specific procedure.
A body lift is considered cosmetic surgery and is not covered by health insurance.
A body lift is a customized treatment and may include approaches such as liposuction, a tummy tuck, a breast lift with or without augmentation, fat grafting of the buttocks, a thigh lift, or med spa treatments to improve the tone and texture of your skin.
Yes, you will need someone to drive you home and help out around the house during your early recovery period.
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