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What To Expect During Your Body Lift Appointment

What To Expect During Your Body Lift Appointment

A body lift is a series of procedures that include lifting muscles and skin, as well as eliminating fat in the abdomen, lower back, thighs, and arms. 

Our specialist at Lancaster Plastic Surgery, Dr. Richard Levin, recommends a body lift to patients who’ve achieved significant weight loss but suffer from loose skin or have some pockets of fat that are resistant to dieting and exercise. However, body lifts can also help correct damaged muscles in the abdomen after pregnancy. 

Read on to find out what you can expect during your body lift appointment. 

Understanding what the appointment may look like 

It’s natural to feel both excited and anxious before your first appointment. However, you can rest easy knowing that Dr. Levin will guide you through the process and ensure that you’re a good candidate for the procedure. 

To determine whether you may benefit from a body lift, Dr. Levin will ask you questions about your medical history, the drugs you’re taking, and your cosmetic goals. Before the appointment, print out your medical records as well as a list of all the drugs and the supplements you’re currently taking. 

During your appointment, Dr. Levin will perform a physical exam to ensure you don’t have any undetected health conditions that may interfere with the procedure. 

If you decide to undergo the surgery, Dr. Levin will measure your body and take photographs for your medical record. 

Recovery after a body lift

Most people can expect to resume their normal activities within four to six weeks. However, you can expect to see a full recovery about eight weeks after the procedure. 

Following the body lift, Dr. Levin may recommend you sleep on your back and wear compression garments to reduce swelling and bruising. 

Find out if you’re a good candidate for a body lift 

Not everyone is a good candidate for a body lift. A future pregnancy will reverse the results of a body lift. 

If you suffer from a condition that makes general anesthesia dangerous, you may want to avoid getting a body lift. The elderly and those suffering from congestive heart failure or some form of dementia may be at a higher risk of developing anesthesia complications. 

Fortunately, most people are good candidates for a body lift; and for those who aren’t, there are non-surgical options such as SculpSure to eliminate unwanted fat pockets. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment and find out what procedures will help you achieve your cosmetic goals. 

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