POST BARIATRIC PROCEDURE (UPPER BODY LIFT)
The upper body lift is performed using intravenous sedation combined with local anesthesia while patients remain sleep during the procedure.The exact procedure for an upper body lift varies widely due to the different needs of patients. In general, it begins with an arm lift, which requires an incision on the inner aspect of the arm. The incision may go from the elbow to the underarm, depending on how much skin needs to be removed. Additional incisions are made around the areolas and down the crease under the breasts for the breast lift and near the bra line for the back lift. Excess skin is removed via the incisions, and the underlying tissue is recontoured. The remaining skin is pulled to tighten it, and then the incisions are closed up and sometimes drains are inserted.
It’s important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing. Dr. Ricardo Vega will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.
The upper body lift are visible almost immediately. It may take as long as one to two years for the final results to fully develop.Some visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness
MEET DR. RICARDO VEGA
I am Ricardo Vega Montiel and I am a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico, I have spent a lifetime getting the expertise, education, training and experiencing hundreds of procedures throughout my career, I am also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery…SEE MORE
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