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Body Lift Surgery - Dr. Elan Singer Upper West Side, NYC

Losing weight is only half the battle . . .

The other half of your weight change journey or post-gastric banding Bariatric surgery is to remove the excess, drooping skin that often remains on your body after a significant change in BMI. This is known as a Body Lift surgery process. Dr. Elan Singer is a specialist at reshaping the body and reducing excess skin.

Body Lift Surgery is most commonly performed on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose weight, or who have lost significant amounts of weight through diet and exercise, and are left with excess skin around the body.   

A body lift usually involves a combination of surgical procedures designed to improve the overall appearance of the patient's body, by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin. A body lift can also involve the removal of underlying excess fat and can treat cellulite.
A lower body lift is the most popular type of body lift which can include an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), thigh and butt lift. Other surgeries can also be combined in a body lift, such as a breast lift or arm lift.  

How is a Body Lift Preformed

Most body lift surgeries involve a surgical incision around the patient's circumference to remove the loose skin. This can be combined with liposuction to improve the contour of the patient's body. Depending on the patient's goals, Dr. Elan Singer will perform the surgery on various areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, and butt. Once satisfied with the shape, he will close the incision with support structures and dress the wounds. 

Anesthesia: General anesthetic. 
Procedure time: The Body Lift takes 5 to 7 hours.

What to expect after Body Lift Surgery

Post procedure care: Most patients will wear an abdominal binder after surgery, to protect the wound area and encourage healing. Patients are usually offered strong painkillers and antibiotics for the first few days after surgery. Patients will usually need to take 1 to 3 weeks off work to allow for the body to heal and recover.

Possible discomfort: Swelling, soreness, and redness are common after the surgery, but will pass in combination with pain medication.