Body Lift in Dallas, TX
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D., performs body lift surgery for Plano and Frisco area residents, including individuals from anywhere in greater Dallas, TX, who want to target multiple areas for body contouring and “Beauty by Design”.
What Is A Body Lift?
Often, patients of Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D. have concerns about different areas of their bodies, such as the thighs, buttocks, breasts, tummy, and arms. Rather than having several surgeries, it can be safe and efficient to have all targeted areas completed in one session. A full body lift is most frequently used to shape and contour the body after significant weight loss. During the procedure, the droopy skin around the abdomen, arms and legs are removed, and the lower tissue of the abdomen is lifted up.
Upper Body Lift
Upper body lift surgery with Dr. Wallace may consist of one or several procedures, including an upper arm lift, breast lift or surgery to remove fat rolls along the back. Loose, sagging skin resulting from dramatic weight loss or after liposuction, is removed by Dr. Wallace to create a tighter and smoother contour, improving your profile and leading to renewed self-confidence.
Lower Body Lift
Also known as a belt lipectomy, a lower body lift with Dr. Wallace addresses your buttocks, thighs, hips, and abdomen. Dramatic weight loss, weight fluctuation, and natural aging frequently result in sagging skin in areas below the waistline. Lower body lift surgery tightens and sculpts the buttocks, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs, hips, and abdomen. Loose skin that looks aesthetically displeasing or causes mobility restrictions is also removed. A lower body lift is appropriate if you are near your ideal weight and may precede or follow an upper body lift procedure. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful lower body lift surgeries and are extremely pleased with their life changing results.
The Best Candidates for Body Lift
The best candidates for body lift surgery are patients who are healthy and have had massive weight loss. Patients who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery often are left with enormous skin laxity of the breast, abdomen, and the thighs. A body lift improves the shape and tone by removing excess skin and the underlying fat. Excess sagging fat and skin are caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure.
Planning Your Body Lift Surgery
A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess sagging fat and skin are also removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. The best way to plan for your body lift surgery is to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Wallace now, and take the first step to a new you.
Preparing for Your Body Lift Surgery
Schedule your consultation now with Dr. Wallace, and together you can prepare for your body lift surgery. Dr. Wallace will listen to your concerns, and he will make certain that you have all the information you need to properly prepare for your body lift surgery.
The Body Lift Procedure
A full body lift is performed under general anesthesia, and it will require an overnight stay. The results of a full body lift are immediate and dramatic. They will continue to improve as your body heals. Body lift surgery involves making an incision at the waist or slightly below it and removing excess skin and closing the skin under some tension. The incision length and pattern depends on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. Most commonly, a body lift treats both the abdomen and the back area and is, therefore, circumferential. A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, tummy, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure. A circumferential incision around the body removes an apron of excess skin and fat and repositions and tightens tissue.
How Much Does A Body Lift Cost?
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After Your Body Lift Surgery
Following your body lift procedure, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect after the surgery. A body lift is a major surgical procedure and requires significant recovery time. Pain and discomfort are first managed with intravenous or intramuscular medications and later with oral pain medication. A specific diet may be encouraged, and Dr. Wallace will guide you on how to reduce the risk of complications. Dr. Wallace may also provide you with a medical compression garment to wear at all times except while bathing. Surgical dressings are generally removed two days after surgery with showering allowed at that time. Your post-surgery activities will be restricted until you have had plenty of time to recover. Restrictions may include avoiding exercise and lifting of five pounds or more. Walking is encouraged after surgery; however, further exercise is not recommended by Dr. Wallace until sufficient healing has occurred.
Getting Back to Normal Following Body Lift Surgery
Most people require four to six weeks of recovery time before getting back to normal following a body lift surgery. Dr. Wallace generally recommends that you wait six to eight weeks before exercising. There cannot be any pressure placed on the treated area. Approximately 75 percent of the swelling subsides at six weeks and 90 percent at three months. But once you’re fully healed, your amazing results will delight and thrill you as you enjoy your new body!
If you live in Plano, Frisco or anywhere in Dallas, TX, and are considering a body lift procedure, then Dr. Wallace could be just the right facility for you. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallace today for a complimentary consultation!