Making Your Desires a Reality
Dramatic weight loss, aging skin, and major weight fluctuations can result in non-elastic skin that sags. Many patients who have undergone massive weight loss or bariatric surgery opt to get a body lift procedure. This procedure is completely customizable to fit your desired goals. By talking to Dr. Hardesty, he will come up with a unique treatment plan for you to make sure that at the end of the procedure you will feel confident and beautiful.
A body lift is a combination of procedures, thus keeping our motto of, “One Goal, Many Options”, that help patients to attain a slender form. After massive weight loss, the body is often left with loose, sagging skin that lacks elasticity. Exercise does not always shrink the overstretched, non-elastic skin, or remove the areas of diet-resistant fat. Thus, you are left with excess skin that falls off the stomach areas, thighs, and buttock. The body lift performed by Dr. Robert Hardesty restores the body to a more slender, athletic, and firm shape with one circular incision located at the lower hip area that is easily hidden with normal clothes or swimwear. This one-stage circumferential body contouring operation is truly liberating, allowing patients to again reclaim their body, wear the clothes they desire, as well as exercise without loose, hanging, and sagging skin.
The body lift procedure is completely designed with patients in mind. It gives patients the option to undergo the surgery’s that will benefit them the most. Dr. Hardesty will review your medical record and perform thorough examination of your skin elasticity, muscle tissue, and amount of sagging skin to help create the treatment plan that will fulfill your aesthetic desires.
"If you want results go here. I needed a miracle to make my dream come true and Dr. Hardesty made it happen. The staff is a top notch class act and their follow up is priceless. I cry when I look in the mirror from pure happiness. I haven't worn a bikini or shown my body with such confidence since I was in my 20's. I truly feel flawless. Thank You!!!" -Verified Google Review
Before & After
The body lift is a combination of procedures that address multiple areas of concern at one time. There are four main areas of the body that are performed on, these areas are:
When performed by Dr. Hardesty, the body lift can truly result in a life-changing experience. Additionally, his approach offers the advantage of often being done in one surgical session. These combined body contouring procedures include:
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Lateral Thigh Lift
- Buttock Lift
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Body lift procedures are typically in-patient (an overnight stay) due to the extent of the procedures. Patients usually spend one to two days in the hospital or after-care facility being cared for by staff. To help prepare you for the procedure and the recovery period, Dr. Hardesty will provide you with detailed instructions. The recovery period varies, but you will most likely need to rest for two weeks, most patients can return to work within three weeks. Full exercise is allowed after six weeks. Normal activities can be resumed within a few days to a week. It is important to make follow up appointments with Dr. Hardesty to make sure you are healing properly. A special and scientifically proven, anti-scar program is instituted after the incisions are healed consisting of Embrace technology and silicone gel strips. The body lift recovery can seem lengthy, but after one operation and one recovery, it is worth the life-long results that you will enjoy.
Most insurance companies do not cover body lift procedures in total because it is a cosmetic procedure. Sometimes, they may cover parts of the procedure if it is deemed necessary. We encourage you to talk with your insurance provider to know what is covered and what is not.
Since body lift procedures has multiple components. The cost of a body lift varies depending on the procedures that are performed, and the medical costs associated with it. If you have any questions concerning the costs, our team at Imagine Plastic Surgery are ready to answer them.
If you wish to know more about the body lift procedure, then contact our Riverside office today. Call the office, fill out an online form, or take our self-assessment survey to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Hardesty at Imagine Plastic Surgery.