If you recently lost a lot of weight, congratulations! A successful weight loss journey is hard to achieve and knowing that you did all of the hard work to get there is worth celebrating. However, although the weight loss itself is an amazing accomplishment, many patients suffer from excess, hanging skin. If you have loose, baggy, or drooping skin across your body due to weight loss or other body changes, then you may be an ideal candidate for a body lift procedure from Dr. Gary J. Price.
What Is A Body Lift?
During a body lift surgery, Dr. Gary J. Price will make an incision along the abdomen to remove excess, sagging skin. At this time, liposuction can also be done to remove stubborn pockets of fat. In addition to the abdomen, the buttocks, hips, arms, and thighs can also be lifted during this same procedure.
Many body lift procedures can be performed with IV sedation without the need for hospitalization or general anesthesia. However, some patients may still require conventional anesthesia and a hospital stay. During your initial consultation, we should be able to determine what option is going to be better for you.
What Are the Benefits of a Body Lift?
We have seen so many patients finally achieve their weight loss goals only to still have bad self-esteem because of excess, sagging skin. The main benefit of getting a body lift after extreme weight loss is finally being confident in the skin you are in. Additionally, you will notice less chafing and more comfort overall.
What Is Recovery Like?
Directly after surgery, we will place bandages over the incisions, and small drainage tubes will be temporarily placed beneath the skin to drain excess blood and fluid. Additionally, Dr. Price will also send you home with detailed instructions on medications, how to treat the incision sites, how to care for drainage tubes, how to reduce infection, and when to return to our office for your follow-up appointment.