If you have had weight loss surgery or a procedure that has left you with extra skin, a body lift may be your next step. Dr. Sam Sukkar has over 20 years of experience in plastic surgery and body contouring. He is dedicated to making patients feel confident about themselves. With over 10,000 procedures performed, Dr. Sukkar is passionate about helping his patients reach their aesthetic needs.
A body lift procedure at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, is a combination of surgeries where extra skin and excess fat deposits are removed from the body, often in multiple areas. This includes an upper or lower body lift. During your consultation, Dr. Sukkar will discuss your post-operative goals and help you decide what is best for you.
Aside from removing unwanted excess skin, there are many benefits to patients receiving body lifts:
If you receive an upper body lift, Dr. Sukkar will focus on removing excess skin on the upper half of your body. This may include skin on your:
A lower body lift concentrates on removing skin in the lower half of your body. This may include lifting the skin on your:
If you hope to remove extra skin from multiple parts of the upper and lower half of your body, a full-body lift could help you achieve that goal. This includes skin removal procedures of the upper body lift and the lower body lift. Dr. Sukkar may recommend staging these procedures over a period of time to allow for proper healing, reduce risks, and to give you the very best aesthetic result.
Ideal body lift candidates should have already had weight loss surgery or have lost a large amount of weight. To have a good idea of the areas where you have skin that you would like to have removed, candidates should maintain a stable body weight for about six months after their weight loss. Body lift candidates also should not be smokers. Serious medical conditions (i.e., diabetes, lung disease, heart disease) may lead to complications or affect healing. If you have a medical condition, make sure to speak with your primary care provider before scheduling a consultation.
Dr. Sukkar performs our Houston body lifts at one of The Clinic for Plastic Surgery’s luxurious private surgical suites. A body lift procedure is done under general anesthesia, so you will be asleep during the operation.
The length of time for your surgery depends on what type of body lift you are receiving and your post-operative goals. In some cases, these procedures may be staged over a period of time to allow for proper healing, reduce risks, and to give you the very best aesthetic result.
When you leave The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston, you will be given items you will need, including compression garments.
When returning home after your procedure, you will want to have someone help you bathe and with basic tasks for the first few days. You will want to take it easy for up to a few months and plan to take at least 2-4 weeks off of work.
Swelling and scar tissue may be present for up to six months after your surgical procedure, so you will be expected to slowly ease back into your daily routines and activities once cleared by Dr.Sukkar and his clinical team. If you become concerned about your recovery, contact The Clinic for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sukkar will let you know when it is okay for you to do certain activities as he monitors your healing progress.
Right after surgery, you will notice a change in your body shape. During your first six months of healing, you will begin to see the body you have worked for. Over time, the incisions from the body lift procedure will fade.
If you are ready to explore the option of getting a body lift Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Sukkar, can answer all of your questions and address any concerns you have. Schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private consultation, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you would most like to address before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.
Body lifts can widely range as this is a completely customized set of procedures. The cost depends greatly on a number of factors: areas included in your body lift, the advancement of your surgical needs, and the length of the procedure.
A tummy tuck can be part of a body lift procedure, mainly a lower body lift procedure. During a tummy tuck, excess skin from the tummy is removed and the skin is tightened. A body lift includes skin removal from multiple areas of the body.
Once your swelling goes down, your body lift results can be permanent if you maintain your weight consistently, eat a healthy diet, and exercise often.
Yes, you will need someone to take you home after your procedure. This is because you may feel groggy, and the medications may affect your perception, making it unsafe to drive.
From the first time you walk into The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, you’ll know that you are in a place that cares about results. Under the leadership of Dr. Sukkar, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston’s plastic surgery center of choice. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation today.