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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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COVID-19 UPDATE

 

BREAKING NEWS!
We are beginning to plan for reopening of the office! We have begun to plan for a tentative reopening date of May 18th! We will be scheduling appointments beginning today, 4/27/2020, for in-office visits for that date and onward. Just leave a message for Kathleen at the office number, (203) 453-6635, and she will return your call to schedule!

 

Telemedicine available…
For several weeks now, we have been using a “virtual office visit “alternative which will remain available. This enables anyone with a cell phone to share a video of themselves as needed with Dr. Price and allows him to perform a consultation without you ever leaving home! These consultations are scheduled just like office visits and can be made simply by leaving a message on the office system for Kathleen…. (no new apps or changes to your phone needed!)

 

While you were gone…
Dr. Price has been quite busy as president of the Physicians Foundation as that organization tries to help doctors cope with the crisis. In addition, he is participating in daily remote teaching conferences organized by the Yale Plastic Surgery program. These conferences originate at Yale and other academic centers around the country and are viewed by surgeons around the world. Dr. Price is a member of the Northeast seven-state task force developing guidelines for the reopening of Plastic Surgical Ambulatory Surgery Centers as the stay at home orders and ban on elective surgery are lifted. We are hoping that elective surgery might resume as early as late May. This date is not certain yet, but we will keep you advised here.

 

Please stay safe and well! We are looking forward to seeing you as it becomes safe enough for you to see us!

 

WHY IS THE OFFICE CLOSED??

We have been asked to curtail any elective, non-urgent procedures or appointments for the following reasons.

1. To protect our patients.

2. To protect our staff.

3. To protect our community.

4. To avoid using precious supplies that might be needed to save the lives of others.

5. It’s the law!!!

 

Our entire staff is thinking of you during this difficult time. We appreciate your understanding and patience. We will resume in-person visits when reasonable and safe.

 

Stay tuned here for news and updates!!