(BODY LIFT) BASICS
BODY RECONSTRUCTION BENEFITS
- Tightened and firm skin
- Reduction of excess skin and fat
- Contoured appearance of certain areas of the body
- Overall symmetry of the body
- Enhances self confidence
BEST CANDIDATES FOR A BODY RECONSTRUCTION
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GET TO KNOW YOUR DOCTOR
Dr. Stiller and the staff at Stiller Aesthetics want to get to know you and understand the you, you want to be. Convey your goals and expectations during initial consultation. Dr. Stiller will evaluate your medical health and explain the surgical techniques available to you. During the consultation, Dr. Stiller will perform an examination of your trouble area and go over the risks and potential complications of the procedure you decide on, All of your questions related to the procedure will be answered as thoroughly as possible. Pre-operative and post-operative process will be detailed to you and you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you have.
During your consultation an explanation of pre-operative and post-operative plan will be reviewed. You will be given a list of medication to avoid taking two weeks prior to the operation. A Stiller Aesthetics staff member will contact you a few days before the surgery and notify you what time you are expected to arrive for your procedure and discuss any last-minute details. At this time, you will be given an opportunity to ask any further questions. Continuing a healthy diet and exercise is important prior to surgery. Smoking must be stopped two weeks prior to surgery.
All procedures carry some uncertainty and risks.
- Numbness or sensation changes of the skin
- Some patients will require additional surgery
- There may be asymmetry in some areas.
- Pigmentation change of skin is possible
- Irregular contour may occur
Skin slough/necrosis: When wound edges are put together sometimes the skin edges can slough. Your body will heal it, but it may prolong the healing time. Smoking increases this risk
GETTING READY FOR SURGERY
During your consultation, an explanation of preoperative and postoperative plan will be reviewed. You will be given a list of medication to avoid taking two weeks prior to the operation. A Stiller Aesthetics staff member will contact you a few days prior to surgery and notify you what time you are expected to arrive for your procedure and discuss any last-minute details. At this time, you will be given an opportunity to ask any further questions. Continuing a healthy diet and exercise is important prior to surgery. Smoking must be stopped two weeks prior to surgery.
Do not eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You should wear a button-down or zipper front shirt and sneakers. Do not wear sandals or slippers. You will meet with a member of our staff to prepare for surgery. Dr. Stiller will see you prior to your surgery to answer any final questions and meet family or friends. You will meet with our anesthesia provider to discuss anesthesia. For family or friends that accompany you, we have a lounge area to comfortably pass the time. You will need someone to drive you home after the operation and stay with you the first 24 hours after the surgery is completed.
AFTER THE SURGERY
Following surgery, you will likely have drainage from your incisions. Any discomfort you feel should be controlled with oral pain medications prescribed by Dr. Stiller. Depending on your job, you should be able to get back to work in a week or two. Resumption of exercise and normal activity will be directed by Dr. Stiller during your follow-up evaluations. The decision for a Body Lift is a very personal choice. The most important thing is how you feel. If your goals have been met, then your Body Lift was a success. However, it is important to continue follow-ups as recommended by Dr. Stiller. It is also important to continue a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain your results.