What Is A Body Lift?
If you have loose, sagging skin and want to restore your body to a more natural shape, you may be interested in a body lift. Aging, sun damage, pregnancy, and extreme weight loss may contribute to poor skin elasticity that results in irregular body contours. A full body lift involves removing loose, sagging skin from various areas of your body. It may also include surgical reshaping of your arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, groin, chest, back, and breasts, depending on your individual needs and desires. If you have a lot of fatty deposits, a combination of liposuction and body lift procedures will likely be used, as a body lift from Dr. Zamora is the only method of body contouring that can truly restore your body shape, your skin appearance, and your skin tone all at the same time.
Benefits of a Body Lift
Losing a significant amount of weight is an admirable accomplishment, but many people find that they are left with a considerable amount of loose skin that doesn't seem to fit their new body.
Lower Body Lift
In the summer, shorts and fashionable skirts may be off limits if the loose skin on your thighs causes you embarrassment. Lower body lift surgery with Dr. Zamora is not a way to lose weight, but instead, it’s intended to help improve the appearance of sagging, stretched skin in your lower body that results from weight loss, pregnancy or the aging process.
Upper Body Lift
Areas of your upper body that have excess skin and fat can be addressed by an upper body lift that focuses on your abdominal region and flanks, and because your skin is pulled taut during the procedure, upper body lift surgery can help smooth out the appearance of cellulite, dimples, and other skin irregularities.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Body Lift?
Body lifts are ideal for those patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight, or for women whose bodies have been significantly altered by pregnancy. The procedure provides you with a smoother, more natural body contour, in addition to removing excess skin to reveal and highlight the results of significant weight loss, showing off your new svelte body contour. While a body lift is ideal for those patients, who have undergone massive weight loss if you’ve just had lap banding or gastric bypass surgery you shouldn’t pursue body lift surgery until your weight has been steady for two months.
What Do I Need To Do Before A Body Lift?
A body lift is ideal for those who have lost a significant amount of weight or have sagging skin due to age and sun damage. Just like any other surgery, it’s important to make preparations, including preparing your home for your recovery period, arranging for assistance in the first 24 to 48 hours after your procedure, and doing the following pre-operative preparations:
- Have an overall health check-up
- Complete necessary blood work
- Discontinue use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain vitamins and other supplements two weeks prior to your procedure
- Cease smoking two weeks prior to your procedure
- Alter, adjust or discontinue your current daily medications temporarily based on Dr. Zamora’s recommendation
What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Body Lift?
Body lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes between four and six hours. Dr. Zamora will remove any excess skin and fat, and then he will reshape the underlying tissue before pulling the remaining skin together and stitching it closed. At Dr. Zamora’s recommendation, depending on your unique needs, liposuction may also be performed in conjunction with a body lift to ensure your optimal results are achieved.
How Long Does It Take To Perform A Body Lift?
The surgery for a body lift with Dr. Zamora is quite involved, and it can require that you be in the operating room for several hours for the procedure to be completed.
What To Expect After A Body Lift?
The length of your recovery depends on the exact procedures you undergo. For a full body lift, you may be required to stay in the hospital or under the care of a skilled nurse. You may have drains placed at your incision sites, and you may also be asked to wear compression bandages or garments. During your consultation, Dr. Zamora will answer any and all of your questions about what to expect after a body lift.
Will I Have Scars After Getting A Body Lift?
Incision patterns vary based on your areas to be treated. During your consultation, as you develop your customized treatment plan with Dr. Zamora he will review the question of getting scars after your body lift, and he’ll answer any questions you may have.
When Will I See The Results?
Following your body lift procedure, your abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and waist will look sleeker, more defined, and tighter. Your results are immediate and improve even more as post-operative swelling subsides. You’ll love the way your body looks, and your clothes will fit better and more comfortably, so contact us now to set up your body lift consultation with Dr. Zamora.
What Are Possible Complications Of A Body Lift?
How Long Will The Results Of A Body Lift Last?
With sustained healthy habits in terms of diet and exercise, you will be able to maintain the results of your body lift, which is why a body lift with Dr. Zamora is such an invaluable investment in your quality of life and self-esteem.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost in Daytona Beach?
Because each patient has a different goal in mind, your body lift costs will vary. During your consultation, all of your questions will be answered, and we will give you a better idea of what to expect for your fee. The fee charged for your care is based on a number of factors, including the difficulty of your operation and other factors related to your surgery, and as a result, the costs of your body lift varies from patient to patient. Fees are typically paid for in advance, and in addition to accepting cash, checks, and most major credit cards, we also offer convenient financing.
Sergio M.Zamora MD, FACS is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today!