Plastic

A Guide to the Body Lift

  • Body Lift

A Body Lift or belt lipectomy is a type of plastic surgery commonly done on those who have lost a significant amount of weight. The surgery is intended to improve the body’s appearance by removing extra skin and reforming the underlying tissues of the lower body. Read on to learn about the risks, benefits and costs of the procedure. Who’s a Candidate for a Body Lift? The main goal of the procedure is to reshape, tighten and sculpt the buttocks and abdomen. A patient who has lost a great deal of weight, or one who has excess skin or stubborn fat in multiple areas, can benefit. Body lifts can treat: Extra tissue and skin in the midsection and buttocks Loose skin in the lateral thigh area Stretching in the abdominal muscles Body lifts can address multiple areas in a single procedure, and the results are cosmetic and functional. The ideal candidate is healthy, committed to maintaining their weight, and has realistic expectations. What to Expect Multiple procedures may be necessary to achieve the desired result. Before a Body Lift, the patient will receive general anesthesia. Following that, the surgeon will make incisions to remove extra skin and reposition underlying tissues. Liposuction may be done to increase contouring, and the skin will be redraped across the patient’s body. Incisions are sealed with a combination of skin adhesives, surgical tape and sutures. Aftercare Following the procedure, many patients experience soreness or pain at the incision sites. The doctor will prescribe pain medication if necessary, and they may place drainage tubes beneath the skin. Some patients may have to wear a compression garment to minimize post-surgical swelling. The Risks of Body Lifts As with any surgery, body lifts involve a certain level of risk. Some of the most common risks include adverse reactions to anesthetics, poor healing, skin discoloration, infection, scarring, changes in sensation and body asymmetry. The surgeon will discuss the risks during the consultation phase. Body lifts are major procedures, and as such, they often require lengthy recovery times. Complete recovery can take up to six weeks, and results may not […]

Facelift Surgery Albuquerque

Plastic surgery patients often say how rewarding the benefits of a facelift in Albuquerque are. After all, a facelift offers the opportunity to capture a more youthful you for many years to come. The reasons why women and men are so interested in a face lift are many. For some, it may be facial sagging in the mid face and jowls. Others may seek out a facelift for slight facial sagging, facial lines and the desire to prevent the need for more invasive surgery later on. During a consultation with Dr. Gallegos at his office Hermosa Plastic Surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico you will learn more about the ways that your most bothersome features can be treated for refinement. You will be able to view before and after photos of patients who have similar features as you. You will learn about alternatives to the facelift procedure as well as learn about adjuncts to facelift surgery. You may also learn about how you can save money with a facelift when compared to non-invasive or less invasive approaches to treatments. In this way, Dr. Gallegos will assist in helping you to set sensible expectations for the outcome of your procedure. There is nothing to lose and much to gain by visiting Dr. Gallegos for a consultation facelift in Albuquerque. In fact Dr. Gallegos’ expertise in plastic surgery is superior. He and his staff are sincerely committed to delivering excellence in plastic surgery treatment including facelift in Albuquerque. The facilities at Hermosa Plastic Surgery are state of the art and the technology Dr. Gallegos uses is cutting edge. We welcome you to contact Dr. Gallegos, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in New Mexico!