Body Lift in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is Body Lift Surgery?

A body lift surgery is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat to reshape and lift common parts of the body affected by age, weight loss, and pregnancy. Body lift surgery concentrates on the mid and the lower body, including the abdomen, buttocks, lower back, flanks, and upper thighs. Based on the amount of skin removed, a circumferential 360 incision may be made, which provides the maximum amount of skin excision and lift. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre P. Marshall is extensively experienced in performing body lift surgery for patients in Beverly Hills, CA. This surgery at Andre Marshall Plastic Surgery helps people not only reach their weight goals but also to finish their total transformation with a tighter, trimmer figure.

What are the benefits of a Body Lift?

People who have a body lift at our Beverly Hills, CA facility may enjoy a number of advantages related to this treatment, like:

  • Reducing excess skin after losing weight
  • Rejuvenating and firming wrinkled, saggy skin tissue
  • Toning the lower section of the body (such as the upper legs and abdomen)
  • Improving your total self-confidence
  • More confident when wearing tight outfits

Am I A Candidate For A Body Lift?

The best candidates for body lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA at Andre Marshall Plastic Surgery are usually people who have lost a sizable amount of weight and are confronted with other cosmetic challenges. These new challenges include loose, wrinkled skin on the buttocks and upper thighs, hanging skin on the abdomen, and saggy skin across the core. If you are a candidate for this surgery, it's important to have realistic expectations of outcomes, which can be discussed with Dr. Marshall during your initial consultation. First, scarring is a part of this surgery due to the size of the incisions. Second, this procedure does need a longer recovery period compared to many other elective surgeries, which is why it's important to plan if you work or have small children. Finally, it's necessary that you are at or near a healthy weight when considering body lift surgery.

How is a body lift performed?

Body lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia at our facility in Beverly Hills, CA. The surgery time can be lengthy, taking an average of 4 – 7 hours. The incision is commonly placed along where a belt would be worn, which is why it is also known as a circumferential 360 or belt lipectomy. After the incision is carefully made by Dr. Marshall, he will perform liposuction to remove any excess fat and then cut away the hanging skin. Then, the remaining skin will be stretched tight and secured with sutures. Compression garments will be worn over the incisions to help create a slimming result, as well as to minimize bruising, bleeding, and swelling. After a body lift, it can take two or more weeks before you can resume your normal activities. A member of our staff will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your wounds to help minimize scarring. Despite the lengthy recovery, the majority of patients feel it is worth it to achieve a tighter body shape and fantastic outcomes.

What to Expect after a body lift

To support appropriate recovery, you need to wear a post-surgical compression garment and a stomach binder. These pieces will help with blood flow, improve the contours of your figure, and reduce fluid retention. Dr. Marshall will also insert tubes near the incisions, and will remove them in 5 — 7 days after surgery. Occasionally, you could require the tubes for a lengthier period. After a body lift, you need around a couple weeks of rest. Before you leave, our team will give detailed recovery guidelines that will outline info, like:

  • Walking the day after to keep blood clots from forming
  • Dealing with side effects
  • Avoiding strenuous exercise for 2 – 6 weeks

It is imperative to closely follow the post-operative guidance to reduce the formation of scars, encourage recuperation, treat unwanted symptoms, and guard against infection.

Body Lift FAQ

How much does a body lift cost?
Costs for body lift surgery will vary from patient to patient. In your consultation, Dr. Marshall will develop a treatment plan that can fit your goals. Andre Marshall Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, including low-interest medical financing, to make your surgical lift easy to afford.

Will I have visible scarring after a body lift?
There are several factors that can determine how many scars you have and their visibility after a lower body lift. Dr. Marshall designs incisions — so they are either easily concealed in less visible areas like in natural skin folds or where they will be covered by undergarments. Dr. Marshall or a member of his staff will provide you with aftercare instructions on how to help your stitches heal correctly — so the scars are flat and, in time, blend with your skin.

What can I expect during body lift recovery?
After a lower body lift, you might have moderate bruising and inflammation in and around the treated areas. Appointments for follow-up exams will be necessary so Dr. Marshall can monitor your recovery. It's important to contact Andre Marshall Plastic Surgery if you notice any symptoms of an infection or you have any concerns.

When should I consider getting a body lift?
When you're considering a body lift, make a consultation with Dr. Marshall to get more information about the process and when it may be right for you to schedule surgery. You should be at or close to a healthy, stable weight since losing or gaining a lot of weight once you've had a body lift can alter your results. Before surgery, Dr. Marshall will also complete a physical examination to ensure that you are strong enough to recover properly.

Will I have to stay overnight in the hospital after body lift surgery?
Typically, Dr. Marshall requires his patients to stay at least one night in a hospital or medical facility after lower body lift surgery. This overnight stay is to ensure your safety and comfort, as your pain is controlled and your health monitored. Depending on the number of areas being addressed and your recovery speed, Dr. Marshall might recommend spending more than one night. In your consultation, Dr. Marshall will talk about facilities where you can stay and how long he estimates you will be there.

Is a body lift painful?

The body lift procedure itself is not painful because Dr. Marshall utilizes general anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Even still, individuals might go through a bit of pain in healing. Our staff supplies a thorough sheet of guidelines to lower discomfort so our patients can rest and heal completely from the procedure. We may also prescribe pain medicine if considered necessary.

Transform Your Figure

Dr. Andre P. Marshall invites weight loss patients to learn more about options for lower body lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery takes pride in working with our patients to reach their final goals. If you have excessive skin and loose folds on the mid to lower sections of your body, you could be a candidate for lower body lift surgery. Schedule a consultation at our office to receive more information.

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