A body lift is an advanced body contouring procedure that treats excess skin and fatty tissue in the lower and upper body areas to give patients more aesthetically pleasing figures. With a stellar reputation for cosmetic surgery in the Naples area, Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leo M. Baccaro tailor the body lift procedure to meet their patient’s needs and achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results possible. They aim to help their respective patients reach their beauty potential while providing personalized, compassionate care through a safe procedure.
In order to be considered good candidates for this cosmetic surgery, patients typically need to follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen and maintain a stable weight, ideally for six months to a year. Patients who have undergone weight loss surgery are not eligible for body lifts until one year after their procedure — a preventative measure our surgeons adhere to for the promotion of patient health.
Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro offer three types of body lifts:
Patients who are concerned with the appearance of their breasts, chest and mid-back area can opt for an upper body lift. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon creates an incision across the midsection of the back and gently extract excess skin and fat. The surgeon meticulously sculpts the upper torso area to narrow the waistline and smooth the appearance of the back. He may also a perform breast lift — a breast enhancement procedure that raises sagging breasts to a more youthful-looking position, depending upon the patient’s desires.
Lower body lift surgery is one of the most requested procedures made by new mothers to treat the physical tolls that pregnancy can place on the body. This surgery involves sculpting the appearance of the thighs, stomach, buttocks and hips to achieve slimmer, tighter figures. At Naples Plastic Surgery, the procedure begins with an incision along the outer thigh area and buttocks, as well as an incision across the lower section of the abdomen. Then, the surgeon carefully tightens the lower body area by removing excess tissue and suctioning out fat, if needed.
A total body lift is a combination of both lower and upper body lifts, as well as any other body contouring procedures a patient may request, such as an arm lift or breast lift. Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro typically perform total body lifting surgery in multiple procedures at their practice in order to minimize the risk of complications.
Unlike most plastic surgery procedures, a body lift requires that patients be admitted to the hospital for two to three nights following the procedure. Body lift is an invasive surgical procedure, so there are risks for complications. After the procedure, Dr. Gardner or Dr. Baccaro will carefully outline a list of instructions in order to encourage healthy recovery periods and minimize any risks.
Once patients are released from the hospital, patients should rest for four to six weeks before returning to normal daily activities. Our surgeons provide patients with compression garments and dressings until most of the swelling subsides, typically within six weeks.
Health is the highest priority at Naples Plastic Surgery, so Drs. Paul Gardner and Leo Baccaro operate with great care when performing body lift procedures to improve the aesthetics and contours of the body. Our surgeons take pride in helping patients begin their journey toward meeting their aesthetic goals and strive to help patients obtain the beautiful results they desire.
The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro are all highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.
At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.
The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.
The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.
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