for the Detroit, Michigan Area
If you've experienced dramatic weight loss after bariatric surgery, multiple pregnancies or, simply, proper nutrition and exercise, you may be left with excess sagging skin, which doesn't fit the healthy body image you've had in mind. For men and women in Detroit, body lift can eliminate the remaining excess skin, cellulite and sagging tissue.
Request a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasileff. His practice is located in a private, tranquil setting at 525 Southfield Road at Brown Street in Birmingham, Michigan. Not quite ready for a consultation but want to learn a little more about what to expect? Download our free eBook for helpful tips and information.
Body Lift from Dr. Vasileff
Most of the patients Dr. Vasileff sees for body lift have several procedures: panniculectomy, a body contouring procedure that gets rid of the excess fat and skin that hang down over the genitals and thighs; a complete tummy tuck, with tightening of the abdominal muscles and liposuction; brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, to remove the excess fat, tissue and skin that cause sagging; and medial thighplasty, commonly referred to as an inner thigh lift, to remove excess skin and fat from the thigh and knee area. Click here to read more about Dr. Vasileff's background and credentials.
Understanding Body Lift
Body lifts can be the final journey on your long road to health and fitness. For people who have transformed their bodies through bariatric surgery or a dedicated weight loss regimen, it can be very disheartening to still have excess, drooping skin. Body lifts require several incisions to remove excess skin and fat while tightening and repositioning tissue for a smoother appearance. Typically, the amount of skin that needs to be removed determines the length of the incisions and the resulting scars.
Preparing for Body Lift
The best candidates for body lift in Detroit are patients who have maintained a stable, healthy weight for at least six months to be sure that the health problems often associated with obesity have had time to improve. For women looking to reclaim their pre-baby bodies, it is important to be sure you're done having children before undergoing a body lift.
Recovering from Surgery
Michigan body lift requires significant recovery time. With a tummy tuck or panniculectomy, you should expect to stay in the hospital for one night. Pain and discomfort are to be expected but are controlled through intravenous medication. Thigh lifts and brachioplasty are done as outpatient surgery. Most of Dr. Vasileff's patients are "up and around" within 1-2 days but need 2-3 weeks to recover before resuming light exercise and some of their "normal" daily activities.
Enjoying Your Results
Healing continues for months as swelling resolves and incision lines fade; however, the improvement to your body is almost immediately visible. Best of all, the results are long lasting provided that you maintain your weight and continue to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Taking the Next Step
You can see the results Dr. Vasileff's patients enjoy in our before & after photo gallery. Take some time to learn more about Detroit body lift, and decide if it's right for you. Request a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasileff online or call (248) 644-0670. Dr. Vasileff and his staff are dedicated to treating you with respect, privacy and the best care available.