Body Lift in Charlotte, NC
Losing a massive amount of weight is an achievement worth celebrating, but the experience can be diminished when you realize that your efforts have left you with sagging skin and pockets of stubborn fat. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, recommends body lift surgery to remove these cosmetic problems. He is a highly respected plastic surgeon amongst the residents of Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina, who have regained control over their weight and health.
What is a Body Lift?
Being obese and acutely overweight stretches your skin beyond the point where the elasticity can recontour it to your body. When you lose all those pounds, the skin simply hangs down over your features. Not only is this a cosmetic concern, but you are also at risk for developing skin infections in the folds. A body lift is a surgical procedure that removes the excess skin. Dr. Klein may also remove little pockets of fat that remain in the area as well.
Benefits of a Body Lift
Body lifts are tailored to the needs of the patient. You may need a lower body lift, upper body lift or surgery in both areas. The procedure removes excess skin and fat, so you feel more comfortable with your appearance and no longer have to deal with the frustration of sagging skin on your body.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Body Lift?
You need to maintain your ideal weight for at least one year before having a body lift. Dr. Klein will also consult with your primary physician to determine if you can undergo surgery with general anesthesia and comfortably manage the recovery period.
What Do I Need to Do Before a Body Lift?
If you are unhappy about the way your body looks after losing a massive amount of weight, we encourage you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Klein. His patient-centered approach will put you at ease and help you feel better about your incredible efforts to lose weight.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Body Lift?
The length of time it takes to perform a body lift varies by patient. Dr. Klein provides these details during the consultation.
What to Expect After a Body Lift
Recovery from body lift surgery can take several months or one year depending on the nature of the procedure. Dr. Klein will describe your recovery during the consultation.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Body Lift?
You will have scars after body lift surgery. The location and extent of the scars depend on the nature of the body lift.
When Will I See the Results?
You will see results right after the surgery, but you may be too tired to recall them. The best time to see the results is during your follow-up appointments when the bandages are removed, and Dr. Klein can describe the effects of swelling.
How Long Will the Results of a Body Lift Last?
Take good care of your body the way you did to lose weight, and you will enjoy the benefits of your body lift for many years.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost in Charlotte?
Only in rare situations does medical insurance cover the cost of a body lift. After your consultation, we will explain your out-of-pocket costs. For your convenience, we accept many forms of payment, including cash, check, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.
Did you imagine that your body would look different after losing a massive amount of weight? Are you disappointed to see loose skin hanging on your body? Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, can help. Contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery to schedule a body lift consultation and learn how we have helped men and women in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina after their impressive weight loss journeys.