Body Liftin Albany, NY

Begin Your Journey

A body lift takes about 4 to 5 hours depending on the extent of work to be done and on whether or not liposuction needs to be performed. It begins with elevation of the abdominal skin and fat from the underlying abdominal muscles that are then tightened producing a firmer abdomen and a narrower waistline. You are then turned on your side and the excess skin and fat along the thighs and buttocks is elevated and removed. The thighs and buttocks are then elevated and sutured and the skin of the abdomen is pulled down to the pubic area for the abdominoplasty. If liposuction is needed, it will be performed at this time.

Surgery patients can expect to experience some discomfort. It’s generally recommended that patients take prescription pain medication to help control this discomfort.

Bruising and swelling can occur, and the swelling will fade within three to five weeks. The stitches are typically removed within seven to ten days. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within two weeks.

Dr. Polynice, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon performs body lifts for our practice and the results are generally excellent. Complications, although rare, do exist and are similar to those seen in the abdominoplasty procedure. Again at the time of the initial consultation we will discuss these and all other aspects of your surgery and all your questions will be answered.

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Call us today at (518) 786-7000
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