A body lift in Mexicali can be a great way to shape and tone your thighs, abdomen, breasts, and/or buttocks. Body lift surgery can involve a lower body lift and/or an upper body lift. In a lower body lift, known as a belt lipectomy, the tummy, buttocks, thighs, and back may be toned and shaped. An upper body lift typically focuses on the middle back, chest, and breasts. When both an upper and lower body lift are to be performed, the procedure is referred to as a total body lift.
Both upper and lower body lifts are performed to tighten or remove excess cellulite, skin, or sagging fatty tissue. Individuals who have experienced a significant amount of weight loss, often following bariatric surgery, may benefit from a body lift. Additionally, this type of procedure may benefit women who are interested in returning to their pre-pregnancy bodies.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a variety of factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity, causing sagging skin. Such factors include pregnancy, sun damage, aging, genetic factors, and significant weight fluctuations. Ideal candidates for body lifts in Mexicali should have maintained a stable weight for at least three months. Preferably, you should have maintained a stable weight for six months to a year before undertaking this procedure.
Additionally, you should be participating in a healthy dietary and exercise program. If you have had Lap Band, gastric bypass, or any other type of gastric restrictive procedure, it is important to wait a minimum of one year following your weight loss surgery before having a body lift. Women with plans to become pregnant in the future may be advised to wait until after childbearing.
Mexicali is the perfect destination for patients traveling from the United States and Canada, as it is convenient by flying or driving and offers affordably priced procedures. In fact, Mexico has rapidly become a preferred destination for North Americans interested in taking advantage of discount medical procedures along with the opportunity to recuperate in a warm and inviting environment.
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The time involved in a Mexicali body lift will generally range from four to eight hours. This procedure is performed using general anesthesia. In a lower body lift, the physician will generally begin by making a belt-like excision just above the buttocks and outer thighs. Excess skin will be removed and the underlying tissue will be reshaped before the area is sutured closed. The physician will then begin the abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. This involves a horizontal incision made just above the pubic area. Another incision will be made around the navel. The doctor will remove excess tissue and skin as well as tighten the stomach muscles. Liposuction may be used to remove any remaining fat.
An upper body lift begins with skin removal along the bra line. After this incision is closed, the surgeon will then remove any rolls of fat that may be present in the back and waist areas. Extra skin over the rib cage and under the breasts will also be removed.
A total body lift may involve one or more procedures. In order to reduce the risk of complications, the procedures may be broken into multiple surgeries performed at separate intervals.
It is important to understand that a body lift is a major surgical procedure. A such, it requires significant time to recuperate. Most patients need to spend between one and three nights in the hospital following the procedure. Pain medications may be prescribed to assist in relieving discomfort. Drainage tubes will be inserted during the procedure to reduce swelling, which will require care after your release for up to two weeks. After two days, surgical dressings can usually be removed and you can shower. You may be advised to wear a medical compression garment. Post-surgical activities are generally restricted for up to six weeks following your procedure.
While the average price of a body lift in the United States is about $25,000, the cost for a body lift in Mexicali typically ranges between $3,900 and $12,000.
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