Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa offers body lifts for men and women in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
A body lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from several areas of the body. It is most often recommended for patients who lose a significant amount of weight and have sagging skin and pockets of fat.
About the body lift procedure
Dr. Koger tailors the body lift procedures to your needs. He will explain the surgical plan during the complimentary consultation.
Benefits of body lift surgery
A body lift helps to define your skin in different areas of your body, including:
- Upper arms and areas around your armpits
- Inner and outer thighs
- Abdomen and love handles
Candidates for body lift surgery
Although adults of any age can have a body lift, this procedure is best for those who:
- Have excess fat or loose skin
- Do not smoke
- Do not have serious medical conditions
- Have a positive outlook and specific body transformation goals
Planning your body lift procedure
Start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Koger. You will learn more about the procedure during the visit and get answers to all of your questions. You will never feel pressured into the procedure and will undergo a full evaluation before any decision is made. Your consultation with Dr. Koger includes:
- A complete evaluation of your case and goals
- A discussion regarding the final outcome
- A presentation of the many available body lift procedures
- A full course outline of the treatment
Where your body lift is performed
Body lift procedures are extensive by nature. An overnight stay in the hospital is typically required.
Type of anesthesia for your body lift
General anesthesia is used for body lift procedures.
After your body lift procedure
After the procedure, you will have bandages and dressings applied to the surgical area. You may also have elastic bandages put in place to help support your figure and minimize any swelling that will occur as you heal.
Before you are released, you and your caregiver will be given instructions regarding:
- Information on post-operative care
- Medications that aid in healing, reduce pain, and combat infections
- Information related to your concerns
- When to return for your follow-up visit
Getting back to normal after body lift surgery
You can take over-the-counter or prescription medication to remain comfortable after your procedure. We will also give you exact instructions about when you can begin walking.
You should also avoid lifting heavy objects until you have fully recovered. Do not bend over or strain your muscles for the first few weeks. By following the instructions, you will ensure a successful outcome and return to your normal activities within two or three weeks after the procedure.
If you venture outdoors, protect yourself from the sun until you have completely healed. Be sure to follow Dr. Koger’s instructions throughout the process and go back for all of your scheduled visits to ensure optimal results.
Your new look after body lift surgery
You may need a series of procedures for your body lift. After each surgery, swelling does mask the full results, but after a few months you can see the improvements to your body.
Paying for your body lift procedure
A body lift is not covered by insurance because it is considered elective. After your consultation, we discuss the cost of your body lift and our options for financing.
Dr. Koger is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers body lift surgery for residents of West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Palm Beach County. Contact us to schedule a consultation.