Losing a massive amount of weight is a long and difficult journey but is an amazing gift you can give yourself to look and feel healthier. When you have reached your goal, you can enjoy a smaller, fitter body. However, you may have excess skin that stills hides the complete transformation. Dr. Christine Blaine is a top board certified plastic surgeon who offers body lifts after massive weight loss that is available at Blaine Plastic Surgery.
The skin is an incredible organ, but it has limits to its elasticity and rebound abilities. When a person gains 100 or more pounds, the skin can stretch beyond its limits, unable to shrink and become firm after massive weight loss. Many people who lose triple-digit pounds are left with large flaps of skin and tissue around their abdomen, back, thighs, arms and breasts. A body lift surgically removes excess skin and tissue, then tightens and firms the targeted areas. Each body lift is customized to the patient to recreate the desired shape and comfort.
Body Lift Recovery
Recovery time after a body lift will vary per patient. Most patients should expect to take 10 to 14 days off from work to recover from the procedure. Refraining from exercise and any heavy lifting are essential to expeditious healing. Post-surgical compression garments are recommended and should be worn for at least four weeks post-surgery. While the results of your body lift are immediate, they will get better and better over time as swelling resolves and the body heals, with final results seen between 6 and 12 months post procedure.
Schedule a Body Lift Procedure Near You Today
If you feel that a body lift may be right for you, take the next step and visit Blaine Plastic Surgery. At our offices in Huntington, Staten Island, and New York, New York, Dr. Christine Blaine will work with you to customize the best body lift procedure to help you look and feel your best. Blaine Plastic Surgery offers surgical and non-surgical procedures for both men and women who suffer from excess skin as a result of massive weight loss. To learn more about body lifts or schedule a consultation, please contact us today.