A body lift is most commonly performed for patients who have excess, sagging skin and fat, especially in the abdominal area, buttocks, thighs or arms. Excess skin and fat, caused partly from decreased skin elasticity, can develop from weight fluctuations, genetics, increasing age, sun damage, and pregnancy. A body lift may help you achieve better body contour and a firmer appearance.
A body lift will remove the excess, sagging skin and fat and internal sutures will help give you a firmer, more toned appearance. Dr. Harvey has your safety and comfort in mind. In order to keep you safe and relieve discomfort following surgery, Dr. Harvey may perform some of these surgeries in stages. Common areas include:
- Abdomen, with a possible extension to the lower back. See Tummy Tuck for more details
- Buttocks, to lift and firm the area
- Groin and inner thigh region
- Inner and outer thigh
- Upper arms (Brachioplasty)
Most people are out of work for 1-2 weeks and are placed on lifting and exercise restrictions for 6 weeks. You will be placed in an abdominal binder or compression garment and you will most likely have a very simple drain in place for approximately 3-7 days. A compression garment will need to be worn for 5-6 weeks after the drain is removed.
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BEFORE AND AFTER
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Body Enhancement Procedures
BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT
180 Wingo Way, Suite 103, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
2295 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston, SC 29414
The Surgery Center of Charleston
1849 Savage Road, Charleston, SC 29407
2005 2nd Ave. Summerville, SC 29486