How a body lift can improve body appearance following extensive weight loss
- Posted on: Jul 30 2020
If you have recently achieved dramatic weight loss, we congratulate you on your accomplishment! Maintaining a healthy weight is better for one’s overall wellness, and obtaining a weight appropriate for your height is a goal many patients want to reach.
Unfortunately, along with substantial weight loss comes excess skin. Excess skin throughout the body can droop due to being stretched with added fat. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee and her team of professionals in Huntington Station, NY encourage patients who have experienced dramatic weight loss to work with her in learning more about a cosmetic procedure called a body lift.
What is a body lift?
A body lift is a procedure that is done to remove excess skin throughout the body that may be sagging due to extreme weight loss. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee finds that patients who have achieved their weight loss goals might not feel as confident in their body’s appearance because of this. With a body lift, excess skin is removed from the upper and/or lower body, specifically in problem areas such as the:
What can I expect with a body lift?
First and foremost, patients consult with Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee during an initial evaluation to determine the trouble spots they would like to address. Our board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon can make recommendations as to the ways in which these areas can be improved. If patients are good candidate for this procedure, an appointment will be scheduled for surgery. The surgery will vary in time depending on the areas being treated and is performed with general anesthesia for patient comfort. Patients are educated on what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, including aftercare instructions to speed healing and recovery while reducing the risk of infection.
Call Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee today
Learn more about the body lift and find out if you are a candidate by calling (631) 424-6707 to schedule an appointment. Our providers are here to help patients in and around the Huntington Station, NY area at the office, conveniently located at 257 East Jericho Turnpike. We accept new patients int our practice for plastic surgery evaluations.