Total Body Lift by Plastic Surgeons in Columbus, Ohio

Body Lift Stock ImageThe Total Body Lift is becoming more popular with the increase in weight loss surgeries including gastric bypass and gastric banding. After massive weight loss patients are left with large flaps of excess skin and tissue that no amount of diet or exercise can correct. For these patients plastic surgery may be a great option.

How a Total Body Lift is Performed

The Total Body Lift, also called a belt lipectomy or a circumferential abdominoplasty, involves a circumferential abdominal incision and subsequent removal of excess skin and underlying tissue in this area. It is an extensive procedure and most patients will have several drains when they wake from surgery. Your surgeon may also combine your total body lift with liposuction for superior contouring and optimal results. If you have experienced massive weight loss, talk to your Columbus plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure and to discuss your options.

Columbus Total Body Lift Recovery

You will need 24 hour nursing care after this procedure and require extensive help with ambulation and activities of daily living. Some patients may choose to be hospitalized directly after surgery if IV pain medication is required and then come to our facility as a transition from hospitalization before returning home to be on their own. Others come directly to our facility after surgery. The decision will be up to you and your physician depending on the extent of your procedure and the level of care you require.

After your surgery you will be very groggy for at least 24 hours. In addition, you will likely experience significant swelling, bruising, and discomfort. We will make sure that you take your pain medication and any antibiotics that your physician may prescribe. Many patients require a urinary catheter for at least 24 hours because they are unable to ambulate immediately after surgery which we are equipped to handle. In addition, we will assist you with all of your dressing changes and drain care per your postoperative instructions. Activities of daily living will be challenging in the immediate postoperative period and you will need help with many seemingly simple tasks. As our guest we will cater your recovery to your specific postoperative instruction and make your recovery as smooth as possible.

As our guest we continuously pamper you to get you on your way to a safe and fast recovery. Leave your recovery up to the professionals. Contact us online or by phone today @ 614-580-9395 to learn about our specialized recovery packages and to book your recovery getaway.

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