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Benefits of a Body Lift

Abdominal laxity is one of the main issues that people deal with following their weight loss. While your muscles may feel firm, folds of skin prevent your stomach from looking toned. A body lift addresses skin and fat around the abdomen to restore a fitter and flatter abdominal contour.

Body Lift Process
Before Surgery

Before Surgery

  • Your body contouring journey begins with a consultation where Dr. Baker analyzes your goals and anatomic needs to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
  • You’ll meet a second time, two weeks before your surgery and have your before photos taken; we will also confirm your treatment plan. Standard lab work is performed.
  • Our final meeting takes place one day before your surgery, where we will go over any additional questions you have. You will also be provided with pre-op and post-op care instructions. A detailed surgical design is marked on the patient.
Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

  • A tummy tuck is performed when there is excess skin around the abdominal area.
  • Dr. Baker makes an incision across the lower abdomen, through which excess skin is removed, and the muscles are tightened.
  • Liposuction may be used to eliminate unwanted fat deposits and enhance the abdominal contours.
Hip Lift

Hip Lift

  • A hip lift is performed when the excess skin folds along the hips, thighs, and lower back.
  • Dr. Baker places incisions along the lower portion of the outer hips, where it can be concealed with clothing.
  • The incision may extend to the lower back, and excess skin is removed from the hips, thighs, and back.
Addressing Any Concerns You May Have

Immediately following your surgery, you will feel groggy from the anesthesia, and your body might feel sore. You will experience bruising, redness, and swelling that will last between two and four weeks. Throughout your recovery, you should wear a specialty compression garment.

In the initial weeks following your surgery, you should avoid strenuous physical activities, especially anything that requires heavy lifting. Depending on the level of activity the job involves, most patients can return to work within two weeks. You may be able to resume your regular exercise routine after three to four weeks with your doctor’s permission.

Frequently Asked Questions About Body Lift
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