During the aging process, our skin loses elasticity, this can cause many areas to have loose, sagging skin that inhibits the contours of the body. Many people have multiple areas of their bodies that they want to improve, well with a body lift procedure we can tackle these areas comprehensively. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids, Dr. Iacobucci gives patients their ideal body look through his body lift techniques.
What is a Body Lift?
The body lift is a surgical procedure that helps to remove sagging skin and fat from the lower area of the body to improve contours. The body lift can include the abdominal area, buttocks, and thighs. Poor skin elasticity can happen because of many factors. These could be aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, genetics, and even sun damage. The body lift corrects this sagging skin, so you get your desired appearance.
How is a Body Lift Done?
The procedure is different with everyone depending on their body type and their desired outcomes. This surgery can be done in combination with other methods as well. Generally, Dr. Iacobucci will make an incision along with the upper and inner tight to the waistline. Through this incision, he will be able to remove excess skin and fat deposits. Then he will tighten the leftover skin to the new body contours. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes between three to seven hours.
Recovery from a Body Lift
Bandages will be applied after the surgery to help with healing as well as minimize swelling. Plenty of rest Is needed to help speed up the healing process. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort. Recovery times vary depending on the extent of the procedure. Dr. Iacobucci will provide you with complete instructions for the healing period. At a follow-up appointment, he will let you know when you can return to all normal activities.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Body Lift?
The best candidates for this procedure have significant loose skin in multiple areas of the body. You should be in general good health and be committed to a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results. At a consultation appointment with Dr. Iacobucci, he will go over your medical history to ensure that you can safely undergo this procedure.
Meet with Dr. Iacobucci
If you would like to chance to get your dream body, then call Dr. Iacobucci’s office. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids, we treat patients in Grand Rapids, Cascade, Ada, Rockford, and all surrounding communities. To make an appointment call the office today.