Why Have A Body Lift?
Body lift is an extremely effective plastic surgery procedure for patients with excess skin, fat, and other tissues that linger after substantial weight loss sagging skin from aging. This has proven to be one of the most transformative procedures we offer. As our patients gain confidence to embrace their new bodies, their only regret is not having done it sooner.
Of course with all surgical procedures your needs & wants will be taken into account before crafting a surgical plan. While having a Body Lift you will be placed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves reshaping and contouring your body by removing excess skin.
As with most surgeries there may be a risk of noticeable scarring. However, Dr. Salas uses many techniques during and after your surgery to ensure the best possible cosmetic outcome. He will not stop following up with you until you are completely satisfied.
Preparation & Recovery
Each patient will be given specific and tailored instructions regarding preparation for surgery.
Those who smoke run a greater risk of chest infection and the healing wounds in smokers may be slower. For patients who smoke it is advisable to cut down for a week before surgery and to stop smoking completely for three days immediately before the operation. Assumption of Aspirin or blood thinning medication should be avoided for two weeks before surgery as it can reduce natural blood clotting after the operation.
A compression garment needs to be worn for a minimum of 6 weeks after surgery to prevent fluid accumulation.