Body Lift Miami
What is a body lift surgery?
As we age, our skin gradually loses its natural elasticity. This is due to things like reductions in muscle tissue, sun damage and heredity. When this happens, excess skin and fat that once adhered to the body begin to sag or droop down, causing an unsightly aesthetic. If this sounds like you, Marshall Cosmétique in South Miami, Florida has an option to reduce or remove this unwanted tissue to yield a more healthy, youthful appearance.
A Body Lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the removal of sagging fat and skin that have lost elasticity.
A body lift usuallly includes one or many of the following areas:
- Abdominal area
Who Should Consider a Body Lift?
Adults with looseness of the skin and/or fatty tissue in one or mutliple areas is the ideal candidate for a body lift surgery. Other criteria are:
- Adults in good general health
- Individuals that are dedicated to smart nutrition and fitness practices
***Please Note*** Body lifts are not geared for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction is the suggested procedure to achieve such an aesthetic.
What to Expect?
Prior to body lift surgery, Dr. Marshall will likely have you:
- Adjust or add medication
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin
On the day of your procedure in our Miami Center, your procedure will involve the following steps:
- Anesthesia. Dr. Marshall will recommend whether you should undergo intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
- Incision. The length of your body lift incision will depend on:
- The location of the excess skin to be removed
- The amount of excess to be removed
- Your personal preference
Complete Lower Body Lift
Consider one of the most common types of body lift procedures that is aimed to remove excess skin from several parts of the body, through a single incision. Dr. Marshall’s circular incision removes a large area of excess skin, then tightens remaining tissue.
This procedure treats the following areas of the body:
Recovery. After receiving your body lift at Marshall Cosmétique, you should expect the area in an around the incision(s) to show swelling, fluid retention and even bruising. A compression garment may be used to reduce swelling and compress the skin. You may also receive drainage tubes to flush out excess blood and/or fluid that may have collected during surgery.
When Can I Return To Work?
Recovery times vary with each patient, but most patients can return to work in two to four weeks. Patients physically demanding jobs should wait three weeks at least. You will be asked to make regular, follow-up appointments with Dr. Marshall to monitor your progress
Risks. Like any surgical procedure, there are health risks that accompany elective body lift surgery. Common complications include but are not limited to:
- Uneven contours
- Skin damage/irregularities or nerve damage
- Blood clots
- Excessive fluid loss or fluid accumulation
- Unfavorable scarring