A body lift is a combination of surgical procedures aimed at reshaping and enhancing body contours after significant weight loss or aging. Loose, sagging skin, as well as fat pockets that are non-responsive to exercise, can be addressed with the procedure. Patients who have had a gastric bypass or other weight loss procedure often undergo a body lift to remove unwanted excess skin.
A Body Lift Can Treat:
- Inner/Outer thighs
- Upper Back
How Does a Body Lift Work?
Dr. Brady Harris will perform your body lift in Image Surgical Arts’ state-of-the-art surgical facility in Nashville, TN. The procedure is done as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. Over the course of your procedure, Dr. Harris will meticulously work to sculpt and contour your body using a combination of liposuction and skin excision to improve its natural appearance. Loose skin is tightened and removed, fat deposits are trimmed, and liposuction is incorporated depending on your individual needs. The smallest incisions possible are used to help ensure the best results with the least amount of downtime. Dr. Harris takes pride in placing scars where they can be hidden to the maximal extent possible in a bikini or underwear.
When Can I Expect to See Results?*
A body lift provides instant, long-lasting results. You’ll see continued improvement as swelling and fluid retention dissipate over the course of several months. Patients who have had significant weight loss may require multiple procedures to achieve their desired results. Although it is normal for some skin laxity to return over time, most patients do not require maintenance treatments. When they do, these treatments can often be non-surgical using the latest technology available at Image Surgical Arts.
Does It Hurt?*
A body lift is a highly-individualized procedure. A good rule of thumb is to expect pain and recovery time to be equal to that of the most extensive procedure you have done. In most cases, discomfort subsides substantially after only 1-week. However, you may feel easily fatigued for several weeks post-surgery. Many patients are able to return to non-strenuous jobs within 1-2 weeks. Dr. Harris will talk to you about each procedure in-depth at your initial consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate?
A good candidate for a body lift is someone with a significant amount of excess skin after weight loss or gastric bypass surgery. Non-smokers who are in otherwise good health with realistic expectations are more likely to achieve their desired results.
Ready to learn more? Schedule your Body Lift consultation with Dr. Brady Harris at Image Surgical Arts’ newest location serving the Nashville, TN area today. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at 615-499-4224.
*Individual results may vary.