Body Lift Surgery & Body Contouring in Miami
Massive weight loss through exercise and diet or bariatric surgery can be a life-changing achievement. However, often times this accomplishment is overshadowed by loose, excess skin that no longer contracts over the body. In turn, individuals are hesitant (or even embarrassed) to show off their slimmer, thinner bodies.
If you have recently lost a large amount of weight but have been left with hanging skin, Dr. Bernabe Vazquez, a Miami board certified surgeon with over 30 years of experience, would like to help. He offers upper and lower body lift surgeries to sculpt the abdomen, buttocks and back areas, for more beautiful contours that accurately represent your slimmer physique.
What Does Body Lift Accomplish?
Upper and lower body lifts are body contouring procedures that remove excess skin left over after massive weight loss or pregnancy. The upper body lift procedure focuses on toning and firming the arms, outer chest and upper back areas. A lower body lift sculpts the lower abdomen, outer thighs, hips and buttocks. Both procedures tighten the remaining skin to create an overall slimmer appearance.
Following surgery, body lift patients often report seeing improvements in their daily lives, both physically and mentally. Most patients find that their clothes fit better, their discomfort from sagging skin is alleviated and their confidence is higher.
About this Body Contouring Procedure
During an upper body lift procedure, Dr. Vazquez makes an incision at the armpit that extends around the patient’s upper body and ends at the back bone. He then removes excess skin, re-sculpts the tissue and tightens the remaining skin. In many cases, the doctor will perform liposuction to eliminate small fat deposits for smoother contours.
During a lower body lift procedure, Dr. Vazquez will make an incision that extends around the patient’s waist. He will remove any excess fat from the lower abdomen, outer thighs and buttocks with liposuction and then excise loose skin and tighten the remaining skin.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, body lift patients may be required to stay overnight in one of our recovery suites. The lower body lift procedure, in particular, can be extensive and may be divided into two smaller procedures. The front of the lower body may be operated on as an extended tummy tuck surgery, while the second half may be operated on as part of a lateral thigh and buttock lift. These two smaller procedures can be done on an outpatient basis.
Recovering from Body Lift
Immediately following surgery, patients must wear a compression garment, and drains may be placed to remove excess fluids from the treated areas. There will be mild to moderate swelling, which should subside within five to seven days. Strenuous exercise, as well as heavy lifting and bending, should be avoided for the first two weeks of recovery. Most patients are able to return to work about two to three weeks after surgery.
Restore Your Beautiful Curves and Confidence with Body Contouring
If you desire a more svelte physique and firmer, tighter skin, Dr. Vazquez can help. He will gladly discuss your body lift options in detail to determine the option that best meets your goals. Schedule a personal consultation today by calling (305) 858-8222.