Some men and women in Las Vegas struggle to improve various aspects of their physique. A body lift, which is body contouring surgery that addresses the abdominal area, buttocks, groin and thigh, can be an ideal solution.

When you’re ready to learn more about body lift surgery performed by a Board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon who specializes in breast and body procedures, please contact the Henderson, Nevada offices of Arthur M. Cambeiro, M.D. Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery to book your consultation: 702-566-8300.

What Is a Body Lift?

This type of plastic surgery improves the tone and shape of your physique by removing excess fat and skin. Body lift surgery also can delete your unsightly and difficult-to-control cellulite pockets.

The procedure is well-suited to men and women in Las Vegas who are already taking good care of themselves with diet and exercise but have yet to achieve their physical goals. A body lift can be especially effective for patients who have recently undergone dramatic weight loss. Although it is integral for your weight to have stabilized before this type of surgery.

The Steps to a New You

As with all surgeries, during your consultation, Dr. Cambeiro will perform a thorough exam and record your medical history. The surgeon will discuss whether complimentary treatments such as liposuction may be suitable in order to achieve your physical goals.

Please be open and honest with the surgeon about medical conditions, medications including vitamins and supplements, and relevant lifestyle issues. Smokers will need to quit four weeks before surgery.

You also meet with Dr. Cambeiro about two weeks before your body lift. Please be frank with Dr. Cambeiro during any of your visits as far as questions and concerns related to your surgery or your recovery. Dr. Cambeiro will thoroughly discuss your surgical risks, and make sure that you’re aware of what’s expected of you in the days leading up to your body lift, and the weeks after surgery when healing plays an essential role in the quality of your results.

Here are some general guidelines for the day of your surgery:

  • Wear loose-fitting, washable clothing
  • Leave your valuables at home
  • Wear glasses not contact lenses
  • Remove body jewelry and piercings

Be prepared for the fact that after surgery, you will have surgical drains, which help prevent infection and promote healing.

Give yourself time to recover. You will feel sore and tired in the days immediately following your body lift. It will be a few weeks before you feel comfortable bending, lifting or exercising. You should avoid driving until the doctor says it’s okay to return to your daily routine, which is also after you stop taking any narcotic medications. Please note that drinking alcohol during your recovery can hinder healing. It may take several weeks for all of your swelling to dissipate.

Stay out of the sun until your recovery is complete.

When you’re ready talk with a Board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon about your aesthetic goals, please contact the Henderson, Nevada offices of Arthur M. Cambeiro, M.D. Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery to book your body lift consultation: 702-566-8300.