While some patients may find signs of aging more noticeable in certain parts of the body, the aging process does not discriminate and affects the body on a macro level.
As a result, many patients experience its effects in multiple body areas. As natural collagen production and metabolism slow with age, concerns such as increased skin laxity and stubborn fat pockets develop throughout the body. A surgical body lift effectively lifts and sculpts various areas of the body to achieve comprehensive rejuvenation. The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery offer the most advanced techniques for surgical body lift in Houston, TX.
Aging, hormonal fluctuations, weight changes, sun damage, and other factors contribute to the deterioration of youthful contours.
As fat stores and sagging skin often result from changes in cellular function, these issues can be virtually impossible to resolve with a healthy lifestyle alone. A Houston body lift removes hard-to-lose excess skin and fat to achieve a toned and sculpted physique throughout multiple areas of the body. As the most substantial areas that develop these unwanted characteristics, the most common areas included in a body lift include the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. By addressing contours throughout these areas of the body, you can look forward to a significantly slimmer, smoother, and more youthful appearance.
Body lift surgery offers virtually unlimited versatility as it can be customized to address each individual’s unique needs. While a body lift often includes sculpting the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, patients can easily tailor their surgery to include other procedures such as a breast lift, arm lift, or other augmentation treatments.
Body lift surgery allows you to address your most bothersome concerns simultaneously. Excess body fat and skin can contribute to skin irritation and infection, causing significant discomfort in those who experience these issues. Body lift surgery eliminates the constant discomfort associated with such problems. Patients with ongoing issues related to excess body fat or skin may be limited in the clothes they can wear or activities they can partake in comfortably. Furthermore, insurance providers may cover body lift surgery for such patients. With a rejuvenated body shape, you can look forward to a serious confidence boost as well as increased feelings of youthful vitality. Rather than being a daunting undertaking, shopping can become an exciting and fun experience as you realize clothes are fitting better over your new sculpted figure. Ultimately, you live life more confidently, comfortably, and fully.
Ideal candidates for body lift surgery are generally healthy adults with significant excess tissue in multiple areas of the body. Patients should be non-smokers or be able to quit several weeks before their surgery. Furthermore, you should have realistic expectations for your procedure and a strong sense of empowerment as you provide yourself with the opportunity to truly thrive.
In the weeks leading up to your body lift Houston plastic surgeons at our clinic may instruct you to stop taking certain prescription medications, NSAIDs, and supplements to reduce your risk of complications during or after surgery.
You may also fill any prescriptions your surgeon gives you before your surgery. At home, you can prepare for recovery by ensuring that everything you will need is within reach of your bed, such as your prescribed medications, water bottles, snacks, and a book, device, or remote. As you will be unable to drive yourself home after surgery, you will also need to arrange for a close friend or family member to drive you home and provide care after your body lift.
When you arrive at our office on the day of your body lift, your surgeon will go over your surgical plan with you before preparing you for surgery. Your body lift surgery will require general anesthesia, so you will be asleep throughout your entire procedure.
Once you are completely under the effects of anesthesia, your surgeon will begin sculpting and tightening your target areas. Via strategically placed incisions, your surgeon will use liposuction to remove excess fat. They will also remove excess skin before closing all of your incisions. The locations of your incisions and the length of your surgery will depend on your specific needs. The surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery are exceptionally skilled and possess the experience and finesse to create beautifully natural-looking body contours. Your surgeon will dress all of your incisions, as well as insert any draining tubes that you may need while you heal, prior to you waking up from anesthesia. As soon as you are awake, you will be free to recover at home.
For your at-home recovery, your surgeon will have provided you and your caregiver with detailed instructions for wound care, pain management, how to watch for potential complications, and when to follow up so that they can monitor your recovery. During your recovery, you will need to closely follow your surgeon’s instructions to ensure that your healing goes as smoothly as possible and you achieve your best possible results.
You will notice an immediate improvement in your body shape. However, your results will continue to develop as your body heals. Ultimately, you can look forward to long-lasting body lift results. You will be able to best maintain your toned, youthful appearance with a healthy, active lifestyle and skincare.
Body lift surgery can dramatically improve your life, both physically and emotionally. If you are ready to take the first step toward a more sculpted appearance and all of the benefits that you can realize through body lift surgery, please contact us so we can assist you with scheduling your consultation with one of our expert Houston plastic surgeons.
Though the length of your procedure can vary depending on its scope, body lift surgery generally takes about four to six hours.
Because body lift surgery can address medical concerns, insurance may cover your costs. Your surgeon can help determine if your surgery may be eligible for coverage during your consultation.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery loves to be a part of our patients’ journeys. That starts with a consultation. No matter which path you choose, you will feel more knowledgeable and confident about your decision after a meeting with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.