A full post-bariatric body lift is considered a major procedure that entails a significant recovery period. Most patients who undergo post-bariatric body lift require an overnight stay with a nurse available 24 hours, where they can be closely monitored by experienced medical staff.
Some common discomfort following a post-bariatric body lift surgery includes swelling and bruising. Drainage tubes, which are usually removed two weeks following the procedure, are utilized along with lymphatic massages by our trained masseuses to aid you throughout this recovery. Most patients are able to return to work four to six weeks after surgery, with full recovery time at two to three months.
The pain level will also vary depending on the procedure plan, may it be a lower, upper, breast lift (mastopexy), arm (Brachioplasty), or even a total. Any and all of these procedures require general anesthesia. Typically, having one of this body or breast or arm is considered an invasive procedure and there will be a week to a month of soreness.
There is an increase in pain expected as there is/ are additional lift procedure(s). The “Total Body Lift” that board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arian Mowlavi performs includes a tummy tuck, upper body lift, lower body lift, breast lift, and arm lift. At your initial consultation, you will receive a packet called the Perfect Change Program that has been expertly designed to optimize this entire process.
It is crucial for every surgery the patient to understand the commitment required from the preoperative to the postoperative recovery phase. These surgeries are truly life-changing for our patients and are handled with the utmost care.
If you are interested in a post-bariatric body lift and are concerned about the intraoperative and postoperative pain involved, call or email Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Mowlavi, today with any questions you may have.
Post-bariatric body lift on the 55-year-old patient following a post-bariatric body lift with a tummy tuck, lower body lift, and breast lift.