Losing a large amount of weight is reason to celebrate, but not when your body is now shrouded in loose, sagging skin. Body lift surgery removes the excess skin and stubborn deposits of fat to give you a toned, attractive physique. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers body lift surgery for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Smyrna, Midtown, and Gainesville.
What is a Body Lift?
When Dr. Brothers meets with men and women who have lost massive amounts of weight, he completely understands their combination of emotions. On the one hand, they have successfully overcome their challenges with weight loss through bariatric surgery, dedication and hard work. On the other hand, though, their skin has been stretched beyond the point of being able to re-contour to their new bodies. When the elasticity of the skin is not adequate, it does not “snap” back into place, and the result is ripples and folds of excess skin. These same patients also have little pockets of fat that are naturally resistant to diet and exercise. Body lift surgery helps these patients feel more confident about the way they look and can often be the final step in achieving their health goals.
Benefits of a Body Lift
The overarching goal of body lift surgery is to enhance the outcome of your weight loss. By removing the excess skin, Dr. Brothers can enhance your new shape and give you the confidence to showcase your new figure.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Body Lift?
The ideal candidate for a body lift is someone who has:
- Recently lost a large amount of weight via bariatric surgery and other methods
- Excess skin that hangs loosely, including skin folds
- Maintained their ideal weight for at least six months
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Body Lift?
Understanding the benefits and limitations of body lift surgery helps you make an informed decision with confidence. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Brothers so that he can explain your body lift procedure, the risks and the anticipated outcomes.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Body Lift?
Due to the extent of body lift surgery, you will stay overnight in the hospital for one to eight days. This allows our clinical staff and Dr. Brothers to monitor your progress.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Body Lift?
Body lift surgery takes two to five hours. In more complex cases, the surgery could take longer, or Dr. Brothers may opt to perform the surgeries over two or more appointments.
What to Expect After a Body Lift
Pain, swelling and bruising are the most common symptoms after body lift surgery. Staying overnight in the hospital allows us to effectively manage these symptoms and help you remain comfortable and rest. You will need to stay home from work for three to six weeks and resume your normal activities after eight weeks.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Body Lift?
You will have noticeable scars after your body lift. Patients perceive the scars as a valuable trade-off for eliminating the sagging skin on their bodies.
When Will I See Results?
Healing from a body lift can take up to one year. When the swelling has completely subsided, you will see the full results of your body lift surgery.
How Long Will the Results of a Body Lift Last?
If you continue to live a healthy, active lifestyle, the results of your body lift will last for many years. Factors that may affect the results are aging, weight gain and pregnancy.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Body Lift Results
After your body lift surgery, you may want to consider some pampering in our MedSpa.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost in Atlanta?
Body lift surgery is a highly customized procedure, so the cost varies by patient. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
Now that you have lost the massive amount of weight that has inhibited your health and quality of life, you can take the final step with a body lift. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer body lift surgery, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Smyrna, Midtown, and Gainesville. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!