What is done during the body lift procedure

Bodybuilding couple against black backgroundThe body lift surgery is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms. The surgery also includes tightening of the muscles in these areas. This results in a more toned and sculpted appearance. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee of Huntington Station, NY, is pleased to offer this treatment for adult men and women looking to target sagging skin throughout the body with multiple procedures performed at once.

How is the body lift performed?

The body lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. First, your plastic surgeon makes incisions in the areas where the excess skin will be removed. Then, excess fat is removed and underlying muscles are tightened. Finally, the incisions are closed with stitches or staples as Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee completes the procedure.

What can I expect after the body lift procedure?

After the surgery, you will be wrapped in compressive dressings to help reduce swelling. You will also be given a drainage tube to help remove any excess fluid from your body. You likely experience some pain and discomfort after the surgery, but this can be managed with pain medication. You might need to remain in the hospital for a few days after the surgery so that your health can be monitored. You should also take it easy for a few weeks as you recover at home. After about six weeks, you should be able to return to your normal activities.

How long will the results of a body lift last?

The results of the body lift surgery are usually long-lasting, but weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and aging will cause the skin to stretch again over time. We encourage patients to be realistic about what can be achieved with this procedure and how certain body changes can affect the final results.

Schedule a consultation visit to find out if you are a good candidate for the body lift procedure

If you are considering this surgery, be sure to talk to your doctor about all of the potential risks and benefits. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the area of Hunting ton Station, NY, who can offer this and many other surgical solutions for patients to consider.

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