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Body Lift Basics

Body Lift Surgery Guilford, CTIf 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.

Are you interested in learning more about a body lift? Schedule a consultation appointment at our office today and call: (203) 453-6635.

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Why You Should Put Your Waist Trainer in the Wastebasket

Body Procedures Guilford CTWith the whole minimalism trend circulating, it may have you assessing your belongings. And although there are some things that are worth holding onto like your wedding dress, old photographs, and some family heirlooms, there are other things that are worth throwing away— like that waist trainer. And even though celebrities from The Jersey Shore and other reality TV shows have raved about the great results they’ve received from their waist trainers, there are more things to be scared of than rejoiced when it comes to these bad boys.

They Don’t Work

First things first, if you think that by just wearing one of these modern-day corsets every day is going to give you slimmer waist, you’re going to be very disappointed. Not only don’t waist trainers work but they also can’t give you the hourglass shaped figure that they claim, unless you already have an hourglass figure. The best way to get a slimmer waist is with diet, exercise, and liposuction. Remember that your body needs to burn calories to lose weight, and wearing a waist trainer doesn’t burn calories.

They Restrict Oxygen Flow

If you have seen the first Pirates of the Caribbean, you remember the scene in which Elizabeth Swann falls off the wall because her corset is too tight. Although wearing a waist slimmer won’t necessarily land you a future with Orlando Bloom, they can restrict your oxygen flow which can cause a variety of issues including problems with your lymphatic system.

There are some things worth holding onto, and there are other things that are worth throwing away like clothes that are ripped, furniture that is broken, and your waist trainer. If you want real weight loss results, schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price at our New Haven office today (203) 453-6635.

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After Your Bariatric Surgery And Beyond

Body Procedures in Guilford CTIf you made the life-changing decision to have bariatric surgery, congratulations! Hopefully you have lost the weight you wanted, you feel better and most importantly, you are healthier.

The changes that accompany weight loss are, for the most part, positive. But saggy skin is a concern for many bariatric surgery patients. It may affect skin hygiene, comfort and self-confidence. It may also be a daily reminder of your former self.

Does everyone experience saggy skin?

Everyone is different, making it hard to predict how each body will look after bariatric surgery. How your body looks following a large weight loss is directly related to the elasticity of your skin. Skin in regions of your body that are most stretched tend to be less elastic and, therefore, loose and saggy.

What areas are most affected?

Any part of the body can be affected by loose skin. The most common area of concern is the belly and the the fold of skin in front of the abdomen called a “pannus.” In addition to preventing clothes from fitting well, a pannus can cause skin irritation and can interfere with exercise and normal activities.

Dr. Price offers a body contouring surgical procedure called a Body Lift…the best solution to sagging skin following bariatric weight loss surgery. During body lift surgery, an incision is made along the abdomen and excess belly skin is removed. The buttocks, hips, thighs, and arms can also be lifted with the same procedure. Liposuction is usually done to remove pockets of fat, and a buttock augmentation may also be done.

When should you consider a body lift?

For optimal results, consider a body lift when you are as close to your goal weight as possible and your weight has been stable for at least three months. Maintaining a healthy, stable weight and engaging in a good exercise program are vital to the success of both your bariatric surgery and your body lift.

When you are ready, call to schedule a consultation, and let’s discuss the cosmetic surgical options available to you: (203) 453-6635.

 

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Transform, Lift and Enhance Your Body For Spring

Body Procedures in Guilford CT Gary Price MDThe sun-filled days of summer are just around the corner. Days at the pool and beach vacations mean looking your absolute best. That’s why it makes perfect sense to consider the many options of cosmetic surgery.

Here are 5 of the body-transforming procédures Dr. Price offers…especially designed with you and your summer in mind:

  1. Consider “lipo” – Struggling with stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to traditional exercise and weight loss methods can be frustrating. Liposuction provides a minimally-invasive solution. Liposuction works to suction out unwanted fat from areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs and hips, resulting in a slimmer silhouette for you just in time for summer.
  2. Say goodbye to your sagging tummy – A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, resulting in a smoother, more toned stomach. Remember that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It does address a tummy that is sagging as a result of a prior surgery, aging, pregnancy or a fluctuation in weight.
  3. Reduce your breasts – Overly large breasts are a cosmetic and a medical concern. Poor posture, clothing issues and chronic back pain are reasons many of our patients request breast reduction surgery. This surgery reduces glandular tissue and fat from the breasts while tightening the breast skin. The results are more esthetically appealing and structurally healthier.
  4. Enlarge your breasts – If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, augmentation is a great option. This customizable procedure which utilizes saline or silicone implants, can increase the size of small breasts or improve the appearance of uneven breasts.
  5. Lift your breasts – Gravity, aging, weight loss and pregnancy can cause even the best of breasts to droop. A breast lift is designed to combat this drooping and restore a more youthful breast contour.

If you are curious about these and the various cosmetic and plastic surgical options we offer, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price. Spring is here and now is the perfect time: (203) 453-6635.

 

 

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