Body Lift in Denver, CO
Through body lift surgery, Dr. Hunsicker can help you address problems with loose skin on the lower body. Most patients undergo this procedure after a massive weight reduction.
Dr. Hunsicker removes the apron of loose, hanging skin on the abdomen and buttocks, putting the finishing touch on your weight loss.
The body lift is often combined with other procedures for body contouring after weight loss. It is suitable for healthy adults who have reached a stable body weight. The best candidates are highly motivated to improve their body shape and are those committed to a healthy lifestyle.
If you think a body lift may be right for you, a consultation is the next step. During a consultation with Dr. Hunsicker in Denver, you can discuss options for body lift surgery. Dr. Hunsicker will provide details about the procedure and its benefits, risks, goals, and expected outcome.
Techniques in Body Lift Surgery
A body lift combines techniques from abdominoplasty and the buttock lift. The doctor works in a circumferential fashion, moving around the lower body and trimming away the apron of loose skin and tissue.
The incisions are placed within natural skin folds, which often allows post-surgical scars to be concealed as well as possible. If necessary, Dr. Hunsicker uses liposuction to remove a limited amount of excess fat.
What happens after the body lift?
Body lift patients should plan for plenty of recovery time. Dr. Hunsicker will help you prepare for the recovery period by explaining all of the post-operative steps and providing specific instructions. Pain after a body lift can be managed with prescription medication. Antibiotics are routinely prescribed, along with elastic compression garments that promote good skin contraction.
Surgical drains are in place for approximately two weeks after surgery. Patients are asked to refrain from aerobic exercise and other rigorous activities for about six weeks. The result of the body lift is tighter, smoother skin on the tummy, buttocks, and surrounding areas.
Are there alternatives or complementary procedures for the body lift?
In addition to body contouring procedures like arm lift, thigh lift, breast lift, and neck lift, Dr. Hunsicker may choose to combine the body lift with liposuction to remove small areas of excess fat.
Learn More About Body Lift Surgery in South Denver
Dr. Lisa M. Hunsicker has been practicing medicine since 1995. Since 2001, Revalla plastic surgery has been providing patients in the Denver, Morrison, Littleton and Colorado Springs area with excellent, individualized cosmetic surgery results. We encourage you to call us for a personal consultation with Dr. Hunsicker.
Contact us at 720-283-2500 or online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hunsicker. Together, you can determine if you are a good candidate for the body lift.