Body Lift

The procedure is ideal for those patients who have experienced massive weight loss but are left with sagging, loose skin and tissue.

A Brachioplasty, otherwise known as an Arm Lift, is a surgical procedure to reshape the soft, flabby, inner portion of the upper arm. From the axilla (underarm area) to the elbow, a Brachioplasty allows a doctor to remove the excess skin and fatty tissue that can form as we age or may occur after a large weight loss.

 

A Body Lift can be a very rewarding procedure that offers dramatic physical results, as well as psychological benefits in the form of increased self esteem and self confidence.

Candidates for the Body Lift

The results of the body lift can often be life changing. The procedure is ideal for those patients who have experienced massive weight loss but are left with sagging, loose skin and tissue. The body lift can be combined with other procedures, for an even more complete physical rejuvenation, including techniques such as liposuction or the brachioplasty (arm lift). The best candidate for the body lift will be in good overall health, a nonsmoker, and seeking a chance to reduce excess skin and fat along the middle section of the body.

The Procedure

The body lift will take from four to six hours, performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Skalicky and Dr. Shafran’s body lift procedure will be performed at an accredited surgical facility located in Bucks County Pennsylvania. In most situations, an overnight stay is recommended for additional patient comfort.

To begin the body lift procedure, a circumferential incision is made around the lower abdomen and above the buttocks. From here, the unwanted skin and fat are excised from the abdomen, hips, and lower back. The recovery following a body lift takes about two weeks. A compression garment will be required during this time, reducing the chance for swelling, and to promote proper healing. Small drainage tubes are placed in the treatment area after surgery, and these are normally removed within five to ten days. While moderate discomfort is normal immediately after the procedure, Dr. Skalicky and Dr. Shafran will provide the proper pain medications for a peaceful recovery. Most patients are comfortable enough to return to work or school in two weeks or less. No exercise or heavy lifting will be permitted for four to six weeks.

Candidates for the Body Lift

The results of the body lift can often be life changing. The procedure is ideal for those patients who have experienced massive weight loss but are left with sagging, loose skin and tissue. The body lift can be combined with other procedures, for an even more complete physical rejuvenation, including techniques such as liposuction or the brachioplasty (arm lift). The best candidate for the body lift will be in good overall health, a nonsmoker, and seeking a chance to reduce excess skin and fat along the middle section of the body.

The Procedure

The body lift will take from four to six hours, performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Skalicky and Dr. Shafran’s body lift procedure will be performed at an accredited surgical facility located in Bucks County Pennsylvania. In most situations, an overnight stay is recommended for additional patient comfort.

To begin the body lift procedure, a circumferential incision is made around the lower abdomen and above the buttocks. From here, the unwanted skin and fat are excised from the abdomen, hips, and lower back. The recovery following a body lift takes about two weeks. A compression garment will be required during this time, reducing the chance for swelling, and to promote proper healing. Small drainage tubes are placed in the treatment area after surgery, and these are normally removed within five to ten days. While moderate discomfort is normal immediately after the procedure, Dr. Skalicky and Dr. Shafran will provide the proper pain medications for a peaceful recovery. Most patients are comfortable enough to return to work or school in two weeks or less. No exercise or heavy lifting will be permitted for four to six weeks.