BODY LIFT PROCEDURES
LOWER BODY LIFT
A lower body lift involves the removal of excess fat and skin from the midsection, which can include any combination of the following areas: buttocks, hips, love handles, abdomen, and thighs. An incision is made around the belt-line and across the lower part of the stomach, down to the inner thighs. I will then remove any excess fat, and tighten the remaining skin for a smoother, more toned appearance.
Also known as a brachioplasty, the arm lift procedure involves an incision made from the armpit to the elbow, allowing me to remove any excess fat and loose skin. The remaining skin is then re-draped for a tighter appearance, while residual scarring from the incision remains discreet and should fade over time, providing a slimmer overall aesthetic.
A thigh lift eliminates extra fat while tightening the skin around the thighs and hips. Small incisions in the thighs will be made, allowing us to remove the excess fat and tissue and resculpt the area for a tighter, toned appearance.
The time and amount of surgery required for post-bariatric and post-weight loss surgery will determine the overall extent of the procedures.
POST-WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY RECOVERY
Recovery from post-weight loss surgery will depend on the type and extent of the procedures performed. Full recovery from lower and upper body lifts may take up to two months for the body to completely heal. And while scarring from these procedures is often inevitable, the appearance of scars typically fades over time. Dr. Kote also work to minimize scarring throughout the entire process by placing incisions in areas that will carry the least amount of aesthetic impact on the body. Compression garments and scar reduction products can also help reduce noticeable signs of scarring following weight loss surgery.
To further discuss your post-weight loss surgery goals, please contact us today.