A well-toned body can usually be attained by following a healthy lifestyle. But even the most rigorous diets and exercise regimens cannot give individuals the appearance they desire. Factors such as sun exposure, pregnancy, and the natural aging process also contribute to sagging skin on the body. A body lift is a surgical procedure that eliminates excess skin and fat from various areas of the body to provide patients with a slimmer, more attractive appearance. At Das Plastic Surgery Center, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Suman Das, has helped many men and women improve their physique through a body lift procedure.
Individuals best suited for a body lift are in good overall health and at a stable body weight. They should not smoke and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
Ideal candidates for body lift surgery have excess skin in one or more of the following areas:
During your initial consultation, Dr. Das will ask you questions and evaluate your medical history to determine if a body lift is right for you.
A body lift is performed on an outpatient basis and takes one to three hours to complete, depending on the condition of each patient. The procedure is done under general anesthesia, and the incisions are made in the natural folds of the skin to hide scarring. In some cases, liposuction may also be combined with a body lift in order to reduce fat deposits and attain the best look possible.
After the procedure is complete, bandages will be applied to the sites of incision and the body will be wrapped with a special compression garment to minimize swelling. Over the next few days, prescribed medication can be taken to alleviate any pain or discomfort that exists after surgery. In most cases, patients can return to work about a week after surgery, but they should refrain from any strenuous activity or exercise for the first four to six weeks. Following Dr. Das’ postoperative instructions is vital to patients making the safest recovery possible.
For all of your body improvement needs, please contact our Mississippi practice to schedule your initial consultation. Call (601) 362-0611 or feel free to fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Das is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Das looks forward to meeting you and helping you get the body you desire.