Are you experiencing loose skin and excess fat that cannot be effectively targeted with diet and exercise alone? At Cosmetic Surgical Arts, our body lift procedures tighten and tone your contours with minimal healing and downtime.
With locations in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon in Washington, Cosmetic Surgical Arts is led by triple board-certified surgeon Dr. Don Wortham. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how body lift surgery can shape and tone your problematic areas.
What is Body Lift Surgery?
Due to poor tissue elasticity, excess fat and skin can begin to sag, creating a cosmetically-unappealing appearance that leads to self-consciousness and a loss of confidence in your body image. At Cosmetic Surgical Arts, our body lift surgery, or belt lipectomy, can achieve your aesthetic goals in multiple areas of the body, including the:
- Abdominal area
Sagging in the body tissues can be caused by several factors such as prolonged exposure to the sun, genetics, significant weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. During your consultation, your individual skin condition will be evaluated by Dr. Wortham to determine if body lift surgery is the best course of treatment.
What Does Body Lift Surgery Consist Of?
During a typical body lift procedure, the skin is gently separated from the underlying connective tissue. The muscles are tightened with permanent sutures, excess fat is removed through excision or liposuction where necessary, and the skin is then redraped and sutured closed, with the navel usually relocated to a more elevated position.
The extent of your individual surgery will depend on your condition and aesthetic goals, which can be discussed with Dr. Wortham during your consultation.
Am I a Candidate for Body Lift Surgery in Seattle/Bellevue?
Men and women who are experiencing loose skin and sagging fat on multiple areas of the body as a result of childbearing, the natural aging process, or significant weight loss may be candidate for body lift surgery. Some contraindicating medical conditions may require further evaluation, and Dr. Wortham will evaluate several factors during your consultation such as your health, medical history, individual condition and aesthetic goals to determine the best course of treatment for you.
What is the Recovery Like?
The amount of time needed for recovery and healing may vary depending on the patient. Surgical drains may be placed after surgery to collect any excess fluid, and compression garments may be issued in order to help reduce swelling. Patients should expect some bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort after surgery.
Doctor Wortham will advise you on how to control your post-surgical side effects as well as provide any aftercare instructions that may be necessary for your incision sites. Patients are typically encouraged to walk as soon as possible after surgery to facilitate healing, but more strenuous activities should be avoided for about a month. Visit us for a top-rated body lift in Seattle, Bellevue and nearby areas.
Contact Cosmetic Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wortham and find out if you are a candidate for body lift surgery.