A body lift procedure (also called body contouring) may be right for you if you desire body reshaping and rejuvenation in several areas, such as your torso, hips, and thighs. A body lift is often chosen after the successful loss of a massive amount of weight. A body lift procedure can help you enjoy your rebounded health and figure.
A body lift is used to reduce or eliminate excess skin from the body. The procedure entails cutting away the excess skin. Although body contouring surgery will create scars, Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Malek takes care to place scars in inconspicuous locations. After surgery the surgical sites are wrapped to reduce swelling.
The initial healing usually occurs in 10-14 days. The sutures are removed within the first 1-2 weeks. Any swelling and bruising that occurs from the body lift procedure will gradually disappear over the first 3-4 weeks.