People often have various questions and concerns about body lift surgery, as it is a significant and transformative plastic surgery procedure. Here are some common things that Dr. Davis discusses with his body lift patients:
The Best Candidates
People who have lost a lot of weight are the main demographic for body lift surgery. But it’s not the right option for everyone. Patients need to meet certain criteria and conditions before surgery, and have reasonable expectations about what the surgery will achieve.
Types of Body Lifts
People who consult with Dr. Davis often have questions about the different types of body lift surgeries, such as lower body lifts, upper body lifts, and full body lifts. They want to understand which one may be appropriate for their specific needs, and he can provide more specific guidance after a physical exam and with an understanding of their goals.
Incisions and Scarring
Scarring is a concern for many people who want a body lift. Mainly, this is because the procedure requires a rather large incision so that Dr. Davis can access the areas that need tissue and skin removal. While some scarring is inevitable, body lift patients almost universally are happy with their decision to trade sagging, chafing skin and excess flab for a few scars. Dr. Davis uses the latest techniques to minimize incision size and lessen the appearance of scarring after surgery.
Cost and Financing
Price is on everyone’s mind these days, and that includes the price of plastic surgery. Because it is one of the more extensive plastic surgery procedures, body lift surgery can be costly. Dr. Davis’s team can work with you to qualify for financing if you need it. We want to help as many people as possible feel comfortable in their skin after weight loss.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in post-weight-loss plastic surgery is crucial. As more people have bariatric surgery and achieve weight loss goals, more plastic and cosmetic surgeons have begun offering body contouring for this demographic. But excellent outcomes that account for a 360 degree view of the patient’s body shape require both skill and experience.
Dr. Drew Davis is a board-certified plastic surgeon committed to helping you achieve your ideal body appearance. Call 916-318-5770 to schedule a consultation and learn which procedure combinations will help you achieve your goals.