Body Lift Surgery?
Body lift cosmetic surgery is designed to enhance the shape and tone of the underlying loose or weak tissue that provides support to the fat and skin. A plastic surgeon can remove the excess skin and fat to restore a more youthful looking appearance in one or more parts of the body that need a lift. The procedure can also help improve the cellulite condition of the skin to make the skin smoother and more regular.
Body lift plastic surgery may typically include areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Poor elasticity of the tissue in these areas may occur due to aging, hereditary factors, sun damage, pregnancy, or major weight fluctuations. In some cases, where the skin elasticity is significantly weak, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend a combination of body lift and liposuction. Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced plastic surgeon providing body lift and other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas.
Who is an Appropriate Candidate?
The candidates who may benefit from body lift cosmetic surgery in most cases would include individuals with poorly elastic soft tissue in one or more areas of the body. If the condition is resistant to diet or exercise the plastic surgeon may recommend this procedure.
However, it is important that the candidate should not have any medical conditions that could increase the risk during surgery or impair healing. The candidate should be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking several weeks prior to the surgery.
As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bryson performs body lift procedure in Las Vegas, NV according to the unique aesthetic needs of a patient. With a customized treatment approach, it is possible to achieve most satisfactory outcomes in a less invasive manner. If the patient needs a full lower body lift plastic surgery, it will include surgical lifting of the waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen in a single procedure.
The surgeon will perform the procedure using general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the extent of surgery needed, location of the surgical sites, and the amount of excess skin removal required. An incision around the body circumference would typically be made in case of a complete lower body lift. Through the incision, the surgeon will tighten and reposition the loose tissue.
Once the surgery is completed, the surgeon will carefully place deep support sutures within the underlying tissue to support the newly formed contours. Improvements in the appearance of treated areas can be noticed immediately. However, the full results with develop gradually over several months or more than a year. Most patients can expect to enjoy the results for a long time, as long as they maintain their body weight.
Following the surgery, the treated areas will be covered with bandages or dressings. Temporary drains may be placed beneath the skin to collect excess fluid or blood. The downtime will vary according to the extent of surgery performed, but most patients can resume their normal activities in about 10 to 14 days.