Body Lift | Plastic Surgery | Salt Lake City
If you have lost a significant amount of weight, have had multiple pregnancies or just simply have sagging fat and skin on your abdomen and no amount of diet or exercise seems to help tone an tighten those areas, a body lift may be the solution.
A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports your fat and skin by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissues of your abdomen, buttocks, groin, lower back and thighs. The result is a trimmer, more natural-looking shape that shows your natural vitality.
Am I A Candidate for a Body Lift Procedure?
You may be an excellent candidate if you are in overall good health, do not smoke, and your weight is stable.
The Body Lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete. For certain cases, it may be accomplished in several stages.
Dr. Rodrigues will remove excess skin and pockets of fat and lift and tighten underlying tissues to restore a more toned, pleasing appearance. To lessen any visible scarring, Dr. Rodrigues will make incisions that be hidden by your clothing or will be in the natural folds of your skin.
Since this is considered major surgery, recovery takes several weeks, and you may be off work or away from your daily activities for a while. Any swelling and bruising will subside over the first two or three weeks, and the repositioned tissues will settle into their final appearance over the next several months.
Dr. Rodrigues consults personally with his patients to help guide them through all of the options for their desired result.