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Improve the shape and tone of your thighs, arms, or stomach with a body lift in Great Falls. Poor elasticity of the skin can be caused by aging, sun damage, or even genetics. Dramatic weight loss can also lead to drooping skin. To reduce the appearance of sagging skin, you may undergo this surgical procedure.
What Is a Body Lift Surgery?
The body lift is a combination of several surgical procedures, including the abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), the buttocks lift, the thigh lift, the arm lift, and liposuction. It is customized to fit each patient’s needs. The body lift procedure can enhance these areas of the body:
- Stomach, waist, sides, and lower back area
- Inner, outer, and rear thighs
- Upper arms
Ideal Candidates for a Body Lift Procedure
When you have significant loose tissue in areas of your body, Dr. Emilia Ploplys can help you achieve a well-contoured shape. If you have no underlying condition that could impair healing and recovery, you may undergo a body lift procedure. Women who are considering pregnancy in the near future should postpone contouring their stomach region until after childbirth.
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Your initial appointment with Dr. Ploplys will help determine the success of your surgery. You will discuss potential complications, as well as your goals for the procedure. Set realistic expectations so you can achieve good results.
During your consultation, Dr. Ploplys will physically examine your target areas to get a better idea of the extent of your surgery. This will help the two of you decide on the body-contouring procedures that will be included in your body lift surgery.
How Is a Body Lift Performed?
Your body lift surgery starts with the administration of general anesthesia. Incisions will be made; incision patterns will depend on the amount of sagging skin that needs to be removed. Excess skin will be trimmed away with a scalpel, and the remaining skin will be tightened.
In some cases, Dr. Ploplys will perform liposuction to improve overall contours by sucking away excess fat. Finally, the incisions will be closed with the help of sutures, skin tape, adhesives, or clips.
Healing and Recovery
Following your surgical operation, you will be able to see visible changes right away. Dressings and bandages will be applied to the incisions. Small tubes that drain excess fluid from your underlying tissues may also be placed.
Since a body lift is a major surgical procedure, you might need a few weeks to fully recover. You will experience temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, and pain; these can be controlled with pain medication and ice packs. Your activities will be restricted, and strenuous exercises must be avoided to hasten healing. After 4 to 6 weeks, you may slowly go back to your regular activities.
Cost of a Body Lift
The cost of your body lift surgery in Great Falls will depend on a number of factors, including the number of target areas and the scope of work involved. If you need liposuction, this also affects the total of your surgical procedure. Dr. Ploplys can give you a rough estimate of the price during your consultation.
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