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What is a body lift?

woman in a swimsuit with a perfect shape and line showing her bodyDo you have excess skin and fat left over from your killer weight loss program? Or maybe you’ve had a baby, and you just can’t seem to get rid of that last bit of fat? A body lift may be the solution for you – read on to find out more about this procedure!

Can a body lift help me?

A body lift is actually a combination of procedures that your doctor will suggest that will help you meet your own personal goals. It might be a tummy tuck, a buttock lift, and a thigh lift – you can discuss with your doctor what you are hoping to achieve with your body lift, and he or she can help you to decide exactly what your body lift will include.

A body lift may be right for you if you have hanging or drooping skin left over after you have lost a lot of weight. This may cause you to feel self-conscious and to lose confidence in yourself, even when you always wear big, fluffy sweaters that cover your body. A body lift can help with these issues, and it can also help if your hanging skin is causing rashes or chaffing and other medical problems.

If you lead a healthy lifestyle after your body lift, there is no reason why the results won’t be permanent. The other nice thing about a body lift is that, although it may combine a few procedures, these will all take place during one surgery, so there is only one recovery period needed. You will need some time to recover, though, as it is surgery. You should plan on taking time off of work and plan on having help for at least 2 weeks.

If you’ve done the hard work of losing weight (or the hard work of carrying a baby!), you shouldn’t have to live with excess skin and fat. Dr. Gary J. Price can perform a body lift to help you have the toned and contoured body you deserve to have. Call the office in New Haven or Fairfield County, CT, for a body lift consultation. Call (203) 453-6635 today!

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How to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate for a Body Lift

Body Lift Guilford, CTLosing a lot of weight can make you feel like you won the lottery but noticing all of the excess skin that you have can make you feel like you’re in somebody else’s body. Rather than hiding your newly slim figure because of all of the skin that you have, why not embrace your new body and get a body lift procedure from Dr. Gary J. Price?

During this surgical procedure, Dr. Price will remove excess skin and then tighten your remaining skin so that it is more taut. But how can you tell if you are a good candidate for this type of procedure?

In order for us to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for this surgery, you will have to come into our office of ra consultation. During your initial consultation, we will go over this surgery and Dr. Price will determine whether or not you’re a good candidate based on:

  • Sagging skin in one or more areas of the body
  • Your overall health and whether or not you have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase the risks involved with the procedure
  • The outcome you want from surgery and whether or not your goals are realistic
  • Non-smokers
  • The desire to lead a healthy lifestyle after surgery
  • You have already lost the majority of your weight

If you are sick of feeling self-conscious about your body because of your excess skin, then it may be time to consider a surgical procedure like a body lift. To learn more about this procedure, contact our Guilford office at (203) 453-6635.

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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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