A new consciousness towards a healthy lifestyle has assisted many people in achieving their weight loss goals. Bariatric surgery sometimes referred to as stomach stapling, banding, or a gastric bypass – is steadily increasing in popularity, as well. Our society has, regardless of source, a great number of men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight.
Unfortunately, once the weight is gone, large amounts of, hanging, stretched skin remains behind. No matter how many pounds have been shed, inches of loose tissue can keep someone from getting into a smaller size; the excess is awkward when exercising, and really dampens the pride and enthusiasm that should exist after such an otherwise successful healthy life change!
The Body Lifts:
To restore the body, Doctor Basile has several procedures that can be performed separately, or together, depending on each individual patient’s goals and body type.
Excess skin on the arms, breasts, and around the torso can often be addressed all at the same time, utilizing an Upper Body Lift procedure.
The Lower Body Lift removes skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen, lower back, outer thighs and buttocks.
A Thigh Lift is designed to remove excess from the inner thigh either vertically or circumferentially, depending on the patient’s need.
Body Lifts are performed under general anesthesia. These lifts may take around up to six hours to complete. Though done in an outpatient center, we recommend that our patients have a strong support system or a professional aid we can arrange, for safe a safe recovery.
The Recovery After Body Lifts:
Expect the recovery from an Upper or Lower Body Lift to take up to six weeks. A compression garment will be worn to assist in proper healing and appropriate supportive medications will be used to help patients heal comfortably at home.
If you have undergone a major weight loss and are interested in a Body Lift procedure, contact Basile Plastic Surgery. At your consultation appointment, Doctor Basile will discuss your individual goals, needs, and priorities. Together, you can decide on the best surgical options for your personal situation.