A routine of proper exercise and diet can lead to a healthier, toned body. But in areas with loose, sagging skin and uneven contours, diet and exercise may not be enough to achieve the results you are looking for. At Tarola Plastic Surgery, we offer a body lift procedure to complement the hard work you are already putting into your body in order to achieve the best outcome.
Contact us today at our Murfreesboro location to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Tarola and discuss your cosmetic goals.
What is a Body Lift?
In addition to weight loss, skin elasticity and smoothness can also be detrimentally affected by sun damage, age, pregnancy and hereditary factors. A body lift procedure removes areas of excess fat and loose skin to add a tightened, more toned appearance to the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, groin, and upper arms.
The placement and amount of incisions placed during surgery may differ from patient to patient, and often depend on the amount and location of tissue being removed. In some cases the procedure may also be paired with liposuction if appropriate. This option may be discussed with Dr. Tarola during your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Body Lift?
The most effective way to achieve improved full-body contours to date, a body lift is not appropriate for everyone. Patients who are good candidates for a body lift typically meet these criteria:
- Individuals who do not have medical conditions that may inhibit surgery or healing.
- Those who have realistic expectations and know what a body lift can and cannot do for them.
- Patients who are willing to commit to a healthy lifestyle after surgery in order to maintain their results.
What is Recovery Like?
All possible risks and side effects of having a body lift procedure will be discussed with you during your consultation. To minimize swelling and support the new contours of your reshaped body, various dressings and bandages will be applied to the treated areas. Small drainage tubes may also be placed to effectively control excess fluids during healing.
Doctor Tarola will inform you of any medications you should take as well as how to care for your incision sites after surgery in order to reduce the risk of infection and complications. Discomfort is usually mild and easily controlled with medication. Specific instructions regarding movement and activity will be given to you, but typically a return to light activity can be done in 2-3 weeks.
The results of a body lift are almost immediately noticeable after initial wound healing, typically 7-14 days. But it may take several months for your body to settle into its new contours. If body weight and general fitness are maintained, the results of a body lift are long-lasting.
Contact Tarola Plastic Surgery today to set up your consultation and let us help you get the body you want.