If you have undergone significant weight loss, you may find yourself burdened by extra folds of skin. A loss of tissue elasticity is common during the weight loss process, and excess skin can be a painful and uncomfortable reminder of your old lifestyle. Dr. Baker performs body lift surgery for patients who have lower body laxity, to restore the toned, firm contours to their body.
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.
Dr. Baker utilizes scar minimizing techniques, but some patients might develop visible scarring. However, most scarring fades significantly over time.
The exact cost of body lift surgery depends on a number of variables. Techniques required, facility/anesthesia fees, the number of follow-up visits, and geographic location all impact the cost. Dr. Baker will provide you with a customized estimate during your consultation.
There may be some postoperative pain, but many patients say it lasts only three to four days after their procedure. All pain is controlled using oral medication prescribed by your surgeon.