BODY LIFTS FROM A TO Z
Anyone considering a body lift should become educated about the procedure, according to the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa doctors. Their FAQs follow:
WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE?
Someone with large amounts of excess body skin.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTED RESULTS?
A smoother, flatter abdomen coupled with buttock tightening, diminished thigh cellulite, and removal of back rolls.
HOW IS THE LIFT DONE?
Usually, the surgeons will treat the belly first, removing excess skin and tightening abdominal wall muscles. The patient is then turned onto her side, and excess skin is removed up to the mid-back, smoothing the outer thighs, reducing the hip rolls, and lifting the buttocks. Each of these maneuvers is done to a different degree, depending on patient’s needs.
WHAT WILL RECUPERATION BE LIKE?
The body lift is one of the more uncomfortable procedures, requiring longer recovery with a few days of hospitalization or skilled nursing care. However, most patients will be encouraged to start moving within a few days, and generally speaking, in two to three weeks, light activity will be comfortable.
“Be sure your physician is an expert in the field.”
—Lori H. Saltz, MD
The doctors at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa know that there are a lot of options for patients who want plastic surgery. That’s why they make it their business to stay at the absolute peak of their field. These dedicated professionals can offer an encyclopedic range of plastic surgery procedures using the most advanced techniques and equipment available today.
La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa’s commitment to excellence isn’t only reflected in the expertise of its doctors, but in every member of the staff—each a highly trained professional. Many of the staff members have undergone plastic surgery themselves, so they can offer empathy as well as first-hand knowledge to patients. The minute you walk in, you’ll know you’re in good hands. The 6,500-square-foot facility exudes an atmosphere of calm and elegance. The reception area looks more like the lobby of a boutique hotel than a medical waiting room, but it’s the rare hotel clerk who’ll treat you with the courtesy and concern of the Centre’s receptionist. Next, you’ll meet one of the board certified plastic surgeons for a discussion of your surgical goals and desires. For patients considering breast augmentation, the Centre is leading the way with their unique Curves Connection™ program. This allows patients to take a “test drive” of their new look, as well as post it on their own private web page to share with family and friends. Once the patient and surgeon have agreed on a treatment plan, he or she will meet with one of the Centre’s knowledgeable patient coordinators to discuss the details.
The central focus of the doctors at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa is people. One measure of the Centre’s patient-centered approach is their development of the INFORM&ENHANCE® software system used by over 850 surgeons in 47 states and 7 countries. The software gathers the patient’s information for presentation in a personalized educational booklet about their procedures. The Centre’s patients and surgeons have an enhanced relationship due to better expectations and understanding of the entire surgical process after reviewing this documentation. Dr. Olesen founded La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa “to provide cosmetic surgery in a beautiful environment with the finest staff, plastic surgeons, and equipment.” The Centre’s success shows he has achieved his goal. 858-452-1981, 800-33-NEWYOU, or newbeauty.com/lajolla.
Excerpted from New Beauty Magazine.