Body Lift Houston
Patients after massive weight loss are often left with hanging, excessive skin. A body lift removes excess skin and fat, and lifts sagging tissue. Possible areas treated may include back, abdomen, buttock, and pubic region. Scars will be visible after surgery, but are positioned to be concealed when wearing undergarments.
The procedure is performed under general anesthetic and the duration is 3 – 6 hours. Surgical drains are often required and removed at a later time. After surgery, patients are placed in a pressure garment. Garments are then continued for 4 – 6 weeks. Patients require an overnight stay in the hospital. Patients typically experience pain, swelling, and bruising. Most patients can return to work in 1 – 2 weeks.
Additional surgical risks will be discussed in consultation.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure.