A body lift is designed to improve the appearance of a large portion of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. This surgical procedure is often performed after weight loss has left behind excess skin. During a body lift, the tissue is lifted, trimmed, and sculpted, leaving behind smoother and more toned-looking contours.
Is a body lift right for me?
Following weight loss, many West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients expect to regain a fit, toned-looking body. However, they often find that the excess weight has stretched the skin. Most body lift candidates have lost a significant amount of weight, leaving behind excess skin that hangs and droops. They may also have stubborn pockets of fat left behind that do not seem to respond to diet or exercise. This procedure can also be performed on patients whose excess skin results from aging, heredity, or other causes. Ideal candidates for body lift surgery are done losing weight and are looking for a solution to the excess skin left behind.
How much does a body lift cost?
The cost of body lift surgery performed in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area varies greatly depending on the specifics of the surgical procedure. This surgery often combines a thigh lift, buttock lift, and tummy tuck during the same surgical session, for a total cost of approximately $15,000 to $20,000.
How involved is the body lift procedure?
This procedure is performed with general anesthesia, and is considered to be major surgery. It usually takes at least five to seven hours, and may require an overnight hospital stay, depending on the extent of surgical work being done. This technique usually combines surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), thigh lift, and buttock lift. The incisions required depend on the specific surgical plan; it may require incisions from hip to hip, in the groin crease, or elsewhere. During the body lift procedure, excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining tissues are sculpted to provide more aesthetically-pleasing contours.
How long is the recovery after a body lift?
Because a large portion of the body is reshaped during this surgery, the recovery process is lengthy. West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients can expect to take at least three weeks away from work. After surgery, you will be asked to wear a compression garment, which supports the tissues in their new contours. You will experience side effects such as soreness, tenderness, discomfort, and bruising. Patients are advised to get plenty of rest for at least ten days, avoiding unnecessary activities, before gradually easing back into their normal daily routines. The full results of your surgery are usually visible about three months after the procedure.
What should I do next?
Are you looking for a way to tighten and tone your body by removing excess skin? Call Dr. Kapp today at (561) 833-4022 or fill out our online form for your complimentary consultation.