Body Lift - St. Louis
Congratulations! You lost weight. Now what? For patients who have lost large amounts of weight, had babies, or who have stretched out skin, hanging skin, a pocket of fat in the lower abdomen, or stretch marks, a body lift may be the best way to reverse these changes. Stretched and separated abdominal muscles can be repaired to strengthen the body’s core, and liposuction can also be used to refine the figure. The weight of hanging skin will be removed, and you’ll able to see areas that have been hidden by rolls of skin. This procedure truly helps you reacquaint yourself with the underlying you.
What does the procedure entail?
What are the alternatives to this procedure?
What can I expect?
Who is a good candidate?
A body lift extends the concept of a tummy tuck around to the sides of the hip to include removal of more tissue. Muscles can be tightened in the midline if needed and liposuction can be added for detailed smoothing.
Liposuction will decrease bulk, but Dr. Gurley will help you decide if additional skin removal or muscle tightening is needed for your body.
The recovery process is 1-3 weeks depending on the extent of the procedure. However, vigorous activities and exercise are not recommended for 6 weeks. We provide a compression garment to wear for 4-6 weeks after surgery to assist with the healing process.
You may consider a body lift procedure if:
You have a large amount of loose tissue in one or multiple body areas.
Your body has undergone major changes due to weight loss or childbirth.
For excess skin on the upper body, ask Dr. Gurley about an upper body lift.
Real Artistic Outcomes
Dr. Gurley will customize your body lift procedure to meet your individual needs. It is a surgery that can provide drastic results due to the ability to personalize the operation for each specific patient. Weight fluctuations affect every body differently. Dr. Gurley recognizes those differences and designs a treatment plan perfect for you. A body lift can help you attain not only a firmer and more sculpted body contour but also a body that is physically and emotionally in keeping with who you are and how you feel. Our gallery showcases Dr. Gurley’s patients who have seen radical, impressive results.View Before & After Photos
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Our Before and After galleries feature real patients of Dr. Gurley. See how she tailors each surgery to each individual patient. Before choosing a plastic surgeon, it is important that you spend time analyzing their work.View our Gallery