what is a One-Stage Body Lift?
A one-stage body lift, also called a torsoplasty, utilizes several surgical techniques to redefine a patient’s lower body. It’s a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat to lift and reshape lower areas of the body altered by age, massive weight loss, or pregnancy.
One-Stage Body Lift Reviews
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"I absolutely love this place! The office and staff are excellent. Everyone you meet from the front desk to the office manager has a smile on their face, which makes you feel important and happy you came there. I did my research online and found out that Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin are both the only tripple board certified doctors in the USA and of all places in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma! Dr. Nuveen has done all of my surgery's breast augmentatio 360 body lift and got rid of the bags under my eyes, best surgeon hands down! Not only is he good at what he does, he is genuine and compassionate with his patients. I had some complications with my surgery, by no fault of his, and he went ABOVE and BEYOND to ensure my safety and comfort as well as going the extra mile to make sure I was pleased. His staff is as friendly as the come and makes you feel so comfortable. Book your consultation with him today - you will not be disappointed!!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 25, 2020
"I was definitely scared going in for my procedure. When I got there everyone assured me that everything was going to be fine and that they would make sure I got what I came for. The nurses kept me laughing to where I forgot I was even scared. Dr. Nuveens bed side manners were on point and even the new doctor on board (Dr. Jung) called me the same night to check on me. I would definitely recommand others to this office and I'll definitely be back for more lol. Thank you guys so much for giving me my confidence back! Time for a new woredrobe!"- J.C. / Google / Jul 28, 2021
"Dr. Nuveen has gave me a body lift, skin removal, tummy tuck, bbl, breast lift and augmentation after my 212 pound weight loss. He was very attentive and listened to my concerns and what I wanted! And he gave it all too me. His staff has always treated me like family when I call or walked in the door. I wouldn’t use anyone else for my cosmetic needs. He changed my life."- B.S. / Google / Dec 30, 2021
"Dr. Chaplin is AMAZING! I was a bit apprehensive since she was a woman surgeon but I was so pleased with her and her talent. She takes great pride in her work and has a unique woman's eye for aesthetic beauty. I had a full body lift with fat transfer to the buttocks. I was 310 before WLS and 165 stable for a few years. I never thought I would have surgery but it was one of the best decisions I've made. If I am lucky enough to have another procedure I will definitely use her again. She also has a great bedside manner and is especially skilled!"- T.T. / Google / Mar 04, 2021
What Are the Benefits of a One-Stage Body Lift?
A one-stage body lift can be used to safely and effectively tighten the skin on a patient's lower body. This not only provides a smooth contour but removes lax and droopy skin from the area. After the surgery, patients will notice significant results, including a tighter tummy and often a revitalized sense of self-confidence.
What Techniques are used for a one-stage body lift?
A lower body lift, or belt lipectomy, is an incision is made around the belt area surrounding the lower torso extending to the buttocks and thighs. Loose, saggy skin is trimmed away and the remaining skin is lifted. Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat which can then be reinstated into the buttocks for an instant butt lift. These procedures may be completed in one session or spread out over multiple sessions, depending on the patient’s health and aesthetic needs.
what can i expect during a one-stage body lift?
A lower body lift surgery lasts from 5 – 8 hours, depending on the number of procedures needed. The procedure is performed with general anesthesia and requires an overnight stay in a hospital or accredited surgical facility. Depending on the patient’s needs, spinal anesthesia may also be administered to avoid possible pain or discomfort.
How Long Is Recovery From A One-Stage Body Lift?
Because of the more extensive nature of the incisions used in a one-stage body lift, the body and skin will need a longer time to adjust to their new positions. Most patients will need 3 – 6 weeks of restricted activity before returning to a lighter normal routine. Any swelling should lessen after a few weeks, usually normalizing after 1 – 2 months. The full results and effects of a one-stage body lift are usually seen after about a year.
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Lower Body Lift FAQs
How much does a lower body lift cost?
The cost of a one-stage body lift procedure will vary for each patient. During your consultation, one of our surgeons will create a highly customized treatment plan that includes all of the procedures needed to help you reach your goals. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates accepts several payment methods, including low-interest medical financing to make your surgical lift as easy to afford as possible.
Will I have visible scarring?
A few factors will determine the visibility of scarring you have after a one-stage body lift. Our surgeons plan incision points so they can be easily concealed by undergarments or in less visible areas, like the natural skin folds. Our team will provide you with aftercare instructions, including how to help your incisions heal correctly so the scars are smooth and eventually blend with your normal skin.
What can I expect during recovery?
Following a one-stage body lift procedure, you might have moderate bruising and inflammation around the treatment areas. Appointments for follow-up exams will be necessary so we can monitor your process. It is crucial that you contact our facility if you see any signs of infection or you have any concerns.
When should I consider getting a one-stage body lift?
If you're considering a one-stage body lift, schedule a consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates to learn more about the process and the right time for you to get one. You need to be at or close to a healthy, stable weight since losing or gaining a lot of weight once you've had a lift can alter your results. Prior to surgery, one of our surgeons will also complete a physical examination to ensure that you're strong enough to recover properly.
Will I have to stay overnight in the hospital?
Most often, we recommend patients spend a minimum of one night in a medical facility following a body lift surgery of this magnitude. This inpatient stay is to ensure your comfort and safety so your health can be monitored and your pain and be controlled. Based on how many areas are being treated and your recovery speed, we may recommend you stay multiple nights. During your consultation, a member of our team will discuss where and how long we think you may need to stay.
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