When to Wait on a Body Lift
If you intend to lose a lot of weight, it’s best to postpone your surgery. Similarly, if you’ve undergone a gastric bypass procedure, you should wait at least six months after your weight has stabilized. Poor healing of the skin is most likely to affect smokers, so smokers must quit at least one month prior to surgery and refrain from smoking for at least one month after the surgery. If you are planning a future pregnancy, or anticipate a significant loss of weight in the future, it is probably best to postpone your lower body lift until after these events have occurred, to better optimize your results.
The combined effects of aging, gravity, childbirth, fluctuations in weight, and a loss of skin elasticity all contribute to loss of tone in the abdomen, buttocks and thighs as we age. A lower body lift in Sarasota or Tampa can markedly improve the appearance of your abdomen, buttocks, and outer thighs. Dr. Kreithen’s approach is to individualize treatment to your specific circumstances and goals, with a personalized method that ensures an adequate understanding of the issues involved and your ability to make a fully informed decision. We’ll make sure you know everything you need to know about your surgery, and the recovery process, as well.