Body Lift Surgery in Atlanta, GA
A body lift is a contouring procedure that is performed around the entire torso. During surgery, the patient is physically turned so the entire circumference of the trunk is addressed. Multiple techniques are used to excise skin and fat, and to tighten the stomach muscles. They result in a toned physique with an enhancement of both the front and back of the torso.
What is a Body Lift?
Body Lift Vs. Tummy Tuck Vs. Liposuction: What Is the Best Option for Me?
Dr. Crispin understands the frustration that many of his patients share when substantial weight loss fails to achieve their aesthetic goals. It is very easy to be discouraged by the resistant bulges or excess skin that stubbornly remain. Dr. Crispin’s expertise in body contouring will make your desired outcome a true reflection of your weight loss, resulting in a slim profile.
A thorough consultation with Dr. Crispin is essential. First, the two of you will ascertain what areas need attention.
Did you lose a highly significant amount of weight via bariatric surgery or diet and exercise? Is there an excess of hanging, dimpled skin on your entire lower torso, poor tissue elasticity, and damage to the stomach muscles? Then a body lift is your best surgical option. It can allow correction by tightening the stomach while lifting the buttocks to a more prominent position with a fuller, contoured appearance.
What is the Right Incision for Me?
Body lifts require substantial incisions. Length and pattern vary based on the amount of excess skin and tissue removed. Whenever possible, Dr. Crispin will locate the incisions in a natural skin crease, such as the groin. A common incision traverses the abdomen and is hidden by most underwear.
What Happens During Body Lift Surgery?
A body lift is a complex and extensive surgery best performed by an extremely experienced, board-certified surgeon, such as Dr. Crispin. His high level of expertise, advanced technical skill, and expertise in body contouring will tailor a safe and successful outcome. This procedure is suitable for both men and women.
What Causes Poor Skin Elasticity Resulting In Saggy, Dimpled Skin?
The primary contributors are extreme fluctuations in weight, bariatric surgery, aging, pregnancy, sun damage, and genetic factors. An important fact to remember is that even at healthy, stable weights, most people have some type of cellulite (dimpling).
What Are My Recovery Times After Body Lift Surgery?
This procedure is a serious commitment to both surgical recovery and your overall well-being. Recovery is at home, with a limited routine and no lifting. During this time, it is recommended that someone stay with you to assist you in tasks of daily living. Most patients may return to work or their obligations within 2 weeks. Avoid all strenuous exercise or activity for the first 3 to 4 weeks.
Wear your suppression garment as directed by Dr. Crispin. This will assist with post-surgery swelling and bruising. In 6 weeks, the swelling should subside substantially. At the 3-month mark, approximately 95% of the swelling should be gone.
Most patients find their new, natural-looking figure and increased self-confidence worth the extended recovery period.
Is The Scarring Significant? Will The Scars Fade?
There are no invisible scars; however, Dr. Crispin will place the scars in natural creases that are hidden by underclothes. We will provide scar creams that optimize healing.
Schedule Your Atlanta Body Lift Consultation
Contact Crispin Plastic Surgery by calling (404) 257-0064 or by completing our online form to schedule a consultation for your body lift surgery with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to understand your goals for treatment, examine you, and give his recommendations for the best and safest approach. Patients throughout the Atlanta area choose Dr. Crispin because of his caring approach, his surgical expertise, and his beautiful, natural-looking results.