Body Lift in Melbourne, FL
Losing a massive amount of weight is reason to celebrate. Unfortunately, the celebration is lackluster because now, instead of fat, you have sagging skin and small bulges of fat. Diet and exercise cannot resolve these problems, but now you can be proud of your hard work to lose weight with a body lift. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Mauricio J. Castellon, MD, offers body lifts and other types of body contouring for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
What is a Body Lift?
We understand how difficult it is to live with sagging skin and small areas of fat after losing a large amount of weight. The good news is that we can help and provide the compassion and encouragement you need in this last phase of improving your health and appearance. A body lift is an extensive plastic surgery procedure that can tone your arms, abdomen, back, thighs, hips, breasts and any other area where you have cosmetic concerns.
Benefits of a Body Lift
Having loose skin draped on your body is not only a cosmetic problem but can also lead to chafing and infections if the folds of skin trap moisture and bacteria. After your body lift, your skin will contour to your body, and you will feel more confident and, best of all, proud of how your body looks.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Body Lift?
The ideal candidate for a body lift:
- Has reached an ideal weight by losing 30 to 50 pounds
- Has sagging skin as well as excess fat and soft tissue on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and other areas
- Has maintained an ideal weight for at least two years
- Is in good general health, including proper nutrition and exercise
Women who are considering a body lift should be done having children because pregnancy can affect the results of your body lift.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Body Lift?
A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the first step in having a more toned body. We will advise you about your options, which may involve:
- Upper body lift
- Mid-body lift
- Lower body lift
- Full or total body lift
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Body Lift?
Our body lift procedures are performed at a surgery center to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality medical care before, during and after the surgery. You will likely need to stay one or two days in the hospital after the procedure. Someone will need to drive you home once you are released.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Body Lift?
Body lift procedures are tailored to the unique needs of the patient, so the length of the surgery varies greatly. You should expect the surgery to take several hours.
What Should I Expect After My Body Lift?
After your body lift, you are moved to a recovery area so that our medical staff can monitor your progress. You will then be moved to a hospital room until you are released.
When Will I See Full Results of My Body Lift?
In some cases, Dr. Castellon recommends that a body lift be performed in phases over the course of several surgical appointments. This shortens the overall recovery time and allows your body to heal properly. Full results can take several months to two years depending on the areas that are treated during the surgery.
How Long Will the Results of a Body Lift Last?
You are already accustomed to a healthier lifestyle, and when you continue to eat right and exercise, the results of your body lift can last a lifetime.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost in Melbourne?
In most cases, body lift surgery is not covered by medical insurance. The procedure may be covered if Dr. Castellon determines that surgery is medically necessary, such as when the skin folds cause infections. After your consultation, we are better able to provide a cost for the surgery. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center accepts payment by cash and check as well as credit card, including MasterCard® and Visa®. If you are interested in financing the cost of your body lift, we encourage you to apply with CareCredit® and LendingUSA.com.
Body lift surgery can eliminate the skin folds, sagging skin and deposits of fat that are left after losing a massive amount of weight. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers body lift surgery for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.