Body Lift in Jupiter, FL
Most everyone has problem areas in some form or another. While some people have a few more inches around the waist, others have sagging or loose skin. Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa specializes in body lift procedures and helps people throughout Palm Beach County look and feel more confident in their own skin.
People with well-defined bodies and smooth contours may eat well and exercise often, but that is not always the case. Some people are born with “good” genetics and can eat whatever they want for the most part, without putting on extra weight. Some even have smooth, tight skin at age 60. Unfortunately, not everyone is that fortunate. Factors, such as pregnancy and fluctuations in weight, contribute to sagging skin, which makes it nearly impossible to correct with exercise and diet alone.
If you desire a more toned appearance, a surgical body lift can help. This procedure reduces excess fat and skin in your problem areas and gives you a more muscular, toned look. A surgical body lift not only gives you a more toned appearance but also boosts self-confidence and an overall improved mood. For more information on how to achieve your personal goals through body contouring, schedule a consultation at the Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa.
What is a Body Lift?
A body lift is a surgical procedure that removes loose or sagging skin from problem areas and improves the underlying tissue that supports your skin. The result is smoother body contours and firmness around the buttocks, abdomen and thighs. It enhances your appearance by removing the cellulite that causes irregularity over the surface of your skin. If you have poor skin elasticity, liposuction may accompany the body lift procedure for optimum results.
This procedure 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
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
Where Do I Begin?
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
Body Lift Evaluation
Being in good health and having a positive outlook can make a significant difference in your results. Dr. Koger will evaluate your overall well-being during your consultation and make sure that you understand and are ready for the procedure. For the most successful and safest body lift possible, it is important that you:
- Disclose any and all information regarding your medical history, including any supplements, medications or drugs you are currently taking
- Have reasonable expectations and are honest about how you feel
- Follow through with all of the instructions from Dr. Koger
Your Body Lift
Not every body lift is the same. In fact, Dr. Koger will customize the procedure to fit your specific needs. If you have sagging or loose skin in certain areas, excess fat or dimpled skin on your belly and thighs, a body lift can improve each condition. Sagging occurs when your skin becomes weak and can no longer support the underlying tissue. These conditions occur for reasons including:
- The natural aging process
- Weight fluctuations or significant weight loss in a short period
A body lift procedure restores your appearance, skin tone and shape, resulting in an elevated mood and increased self-confidence. In many cases, the incisions can be placed in areas that will remain hidden behind clothing, undergarments, and bathing suits.
You may also undergo other procedures during your body lift, such as a breast lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. Dr. Koger will evaluate those needs during your first consultation and determine if a combined procedure would benefit you.
Preparing for Body Lift Surgery
You will have a full understanding of the procedure during your first consultation. Dr. Koger will sit down with you and provide detailed instructions and information regarding your body lift. Some of this information includes:
- Tests and medications that are required before surgery
- Facts about anesthesia
- Instructions concerning post-operative care and follow-up visits
What to Expect from a Body Lift
During a body lift procedure, you will be put under general anesthesia. It may also call for local anesthesia and sedation depending on the surgery. However, Dr. Koger will make the final decision based on your needs. Dr. Koger will ensure you are comfortable and safe at all times.
Following Body Lift Surgery
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
Progress and Healing
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.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost?
Because a body lift is considered an elective cosmetic procedure, most insurance providers will not cover the costs. However, Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa offers financing options via CareCredit® to make body lifts more affordable and accessible for everyone. We also accept cash, personal checks, and all major credit cards.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of loose and sagging skin, consider a body lift from Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa located in Jupiter, Florida. Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S. has the experience and expertise to give you the body you desire. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.