Body Lift Surgery

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Surgical Procedures

Body Lift Surgery

Body lift surgery is a procedure that focuses on improving the shape and tone of the tissues that support the fat and skin. Additionally, it removes excess skin and fat to create a shapelier silhouette. It is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, it is intended to address areas of sagging skin, particularly in the buttocks, thighs, and stomach.

Combining Multiple Surgical Procedures

A body lift may include many different surgeries in one procedure. Your surgery may include a tummy tuck, buttock lift, thigh lift, and arm lift or any combination of these procedures. These procedures are exclusively for patients looking to address poor skin elasticity and sagging skin. Body lift surgery is not appropriate as a weight loss surgery. However, it may be combined with liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat along with excess skin.

What Kind of Recovery Can You Expect?

Body lifts are usually outpatient surgeries. However, recovery will require several follow-up visits with your physician as well as several weeks of rest at home. You may need someone to help with caring for your surgical wounds as well as completing chores around the house for the first few weeks after your surgery.

You will see dramatic results from surgery almost immediately, but it can take up to several months you to see the complete results. Under the care of Dr. Peter Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery, you can expect your surgery to be completely customized to your needs. Our whole team will ensure that you are ready for the recovery process before your surgery takes place, and we will provide ongoing support to help you love your new body.

What Can You Expect from Body Lift Surgery?

The doctor will often use a bikini incision. This incision allows access to the abdomen, waist, thigh, and groin in one procedure. Excess skin will be removed and deep sutures in underlying tissues will support the new contours that the doctor has shaped.

Reasons for Body Contouring Surgery

Dr. Kay’s Surgical Planning Approach
When Dr. Kay plans body contouring surgeries, he first considers the extent and location of excess skin, as well as the elasticity of the skin. If the skin is fairly elastic, then liposuction may achieve the desired results. Otherwise, skin removal will be necessary.

Dr. Kay will also consider whether any underlying muscles require surgical correction. A common example is the abdominal muscles, which often separate during pregnancy. If this is the case, then the muscles will require repair and tightening to achieve the desired results.

To find out whether body contouring surgery may be appropriate for you, contact Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care at (520) 323-7100. Our friendly office staff in Tucson will schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kay. Please remember to bring a list of your questions and concerns, as we prioritize patient education.

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