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Phoenix Body Lift Treatment

A body lift in Phoenix can achieve some of the most dramatic results possible, greatly improving the stomach, thighs, hips, buttocks, chest, back, waist, and breasts. If your lax, sagging skin is bothering you, a Phoenix body lift may be the perfect solution.

What is a body lift?

A body lift essentially gives your body a makeover. The procedure leaves you more tightened and toned, removing excess sagging skin and fat to slim and contour areas that are making you appear more aged or overweight than you actually may be. A body lift also improves the appearance of cellulite. This surgery is a fantastic option for those who have loose, excess skin from weight loss, aging, or pregnancy.

Key benefits of a body lift

  • A flatter, more toned tummy
  • Removal of excess, sagging skin
  • Beautifully contoured thighs
  • Better shape and curvature of lower back and buttocks
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence

Body lift surgical details

A body lift is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, and takes 4 to 7 hours. 

Because a body lift is technically multiple procedures in one, there will be considerable incisions. This is something that will be discussed with you during your consultation. The details of these incisions—size, location, and pattern—will depend on what parts of the body are being treated, as well as how much skin is being removed. However, it is typical for a body lift incision to go all the way around your middle (almost like a belt). 

Once the incisions have been made, the excess skin will be removed and adjusted to its new position and tightened. The muscles may also be tightened. The incisions are then closed with sutures, and will be bandaged. Contact Regency Specialties to receive one of the best body lifts Phoenix has to offer. 

Recovery

After your body lift, you will need someone to help you for a day or two. You will need to keep your incisions clean, covered, and supported with compression garments during the recovery period. You may also have drains to collect excess fluid during your recovery. With drains, be sure not to shower or get them wet until they are removed. You may also be given compression garments to wear to help with swelling.

You can expect to have some discomfort, bruising, and soreness at the incision sites the first week post-op. Swelling may last several weeks, but will get better and better each day. Recovery time will vary based on your specific procedure; however, in general, patients require 4 to 6 weeks before getting back to normal, and must avoid exercise for 6 to 8 weeks—except for frequent, short walks which are important for circulation. 

Results

Patients should be aware that it may take up to a year or two for the final results of a body lift to become completely apparent. The majority of the swelling usually subsides within 4 to 6 weeks post-op, although it may not completely go away for 1 to 2 years. Your results will be relatively permanent, as long as you do not lose or gain a significant amount of weight. Regular aging, however, will eventually cause some loss of firmness. Although your surgeon will place the incision as subtly as possible, body lift scars do usually extend around the entire middle of your body, and will always be visible. However, the scar(s) will fade over time, looking less and less visible over the course of the following two years.

Candidates for a Phoenix body lift

If you’re considering a body lift in Buckeye, Surprise, Phoenix, or the surrounding areas, you may be a great candidate. Please note that if you have had bariatric surgery, you’ll need to wait at least a year to get a body lift. The ideal candidate for a body lift is an individual who:

  • Has loose, sagging skin after weight loss, pregnancy, or due to age
  • Is a generally healthy non-smoker
  • Will maintain a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise
  • Has a healthy, stabilized weight
  • Wants to improve the shape and contour of their lower torso and/or outer thighs 

Why choose Regency Specialties?

If you’re interested in a body lift in Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas, schedule a consultation with us at Regency Specialties. We are a patient-centric, multi-specialty group delivering the very best treatments in dermatology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, breast oncology, reconstruction, and dermatopathology, all in one practice. This offers a convenient solution for our patients. We provide the highest level of care and availability, featuring the top specialists in Arizona. You will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online.

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