Following substantial and/or rapid weight loss, returning to a satisfying body shape can be extremely difficult. Finding clothes may be next to impossible and physical discomfort is not uncommon. In many cases, no amount of diet and exercise can take away the large folds of drooping, excess skin and fat.
A body lift is a surgery that involves a number of plastic surgery procedures and can restore the contour you desire by removing excess skin (and fat) and then by tightening the skin for a more youthful appearance and a more comfortable physique. The specific surgeries and procedures to be used will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. G in San Diego at his surgery center.
During your procedure, which can last upwards of 6 to 8 hours, as much as 10 to 15 pounds of fat and skin is removed from your waist, hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen. Additionally, it’s not uncommon to tighten your stomach muscles through abdominoplasty. The incisions are designed to be hidden by clothing and sportswear or to lie in normally occurring anatomic folds. Layered suture techniques are used to carefully close the area of incision in order to maintain the lift, tightening and smoothing the remaining skin.
Swelling, which is commonly seen after body lift surgery, is controlled by compression garments and the use of drains, sterile collection tubes used to evacuate excess fluid. Weekly follow up visits help to achieve an optimal outcome by allowing adjustments based on individual progress which varies among patients. Full healing of the incisions and affected areas may take four to six weeks or even longer.
Body lift surgery can dramatically change your appearance and the results are permanent, except for a little natural firmness that’s lost with age. The results of a carefully planned body lift with Dr. G, however, can be immensely satisfying and significantly change your self-confidence and self-image.
Dr. G. has the creativity and skill to achieve what you envision!
Call today for more information about a breast augmentation, breast lift or reduction at his San Diego La Jolla practice and arrange a consultation.