Just because you are experiencing sagging skin on multiple areas of your body does not mean you are destined for more than one procedure. A body lift can firm and tone more than one area at a time to provide you with a more fit and toned appearance overall. Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers body lifts to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville and the surrounding areas in Tennessee.
What is a Body Lift?
Excess fat and skin can plague almost every part of your body. But there are particular areas that seem to have more problems than most. For many men and women in Tennessee and across the United States, extraneous fat and skin typically accumulate somewhere between the abdomen and thighs. A body lift, or belt lipectomy, at Plastic Surgery Affiliates in Nashville targets drooping stomachs, thighs and buttocks that have been negatively affected by age, sun, damage, pregnancy and weight loss. All of these factors decrease your skin’s elasticity, which is why people from Brentwood, Hendersonville and beyond are traveling to our Nashville office for belt lipectomy. With a body lift by Dr. Mike Hueneke, you can improve the following problem sites:
- abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
- buttocks that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
- groin that may sag into the inner thigh
- thigh, including the inner, outer or posterior or circumferentially
How is a Body Lift Performed?
A complete body lift treats the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks and thighs in one procedure. At the beginning of your operation, you will be placed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Dr. Hueneke will then create a circumferential incision around your body. The length and pattern of the incision will depend on the amount and location of the excess skin. Once an apron of excess skin and fat is removed, your tissues will be repositioned and tightened. Sometimes, our body lift patients in Nashville will require liposuction to further improve their contours.
Upper vs. Lower Body Lift
There are two basic types of body lifts performed here at Plastic Surgery Affiliates. The first is an upper body lift, which tightens and firms loose skin on the arms, shoulders, and upper back. The second is a lower body lift, which removes sagging skin on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and lower abdomen.
Both are ideal for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight; however, they should not be performed simultaneously. You should plan at least three months between procedures if you desire both an upper and a lower body lift.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Body Lift?
A body lift is often an option for people who have excess skin because they have lost a significant amount of weight, either through surgery or diet and exercise. Other candidates for the procedure include women who want to remove extra weight that developed due to childbirth or the natural aging process. When Dr. Hueneke talks with his body lift patients in Nashville, he has learned that many of these men and women are looking for a more youthful-looking body contour.
Recovery from Body Lift
You will experience some pain and swelling after your belt lipectomy with us in Nashville, but you will be prescribed proper medications to help you feel more comfortable. Typically, our body lift patients are back to work within two to three weeks.
What are the Typical Results of a Body Lift?
Our body lift patients experience many benefits, including more self confidence and better overall health. With a slimmer and sleeker body, they enjoy greater self-esteem and are able to participate in more activities. However, a body lift can be a big undertaking, so it is important that you thoroughly research the procedure. To get a better idea of what to expect from the surgery, please take some time to look at our various Nashville body lift before and after pictures.
What are Nashville Body Lift Costs?
For information about typical body lift prices in Nashville, please speak with Dr. Hueneke and his skilled medical team. Body lift costs can vary widely depending on the individual procedure.
The highly trained and attentive staff at Plastic Surgery Affiliates is on hand to answer any questions you may have about body lifts. Please set up your consultation today, so we can discuss the procedure further. We are pleased to welcome body lift patients from Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville and surrounding locales.
Dr. Michael Hueneke offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Tennessee including: Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Lebanon. If you need to firm more than one problem area, contact Plastic Surgery Affiliates today to find out if a body lift might work for you. Contact Dr. Michael Hueneke today to schedule your free body lift consultation!