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What is a Body Lift?

What is a Body Lift?

What is a Body Lift? | Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery | West HollywoodBody lift is a comprehensive body contouring plastic surgery procedure aimed at improving the tone and shape of the underlying loose or weak tissue that supports the skin and fat. Body lift surgery will help to remove the excess skin and fat and restore a smoother look in one or more areas of the body that need a lift. Unsightly cellulite condition of the skin can also be improved with body lift.

Some of the common sites where body lift surgery is performed include the abdomen, thighs, groin and buttocks. Aging, genetics, sun and wind exposure, pregnancy or weight fluctuations can lead to skin laxity in these areas.

If the patient suffers from stubborn fat deposits along with poor skin elasticity, body lift may have to be combined with liposuction. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides body lift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

 

 

Candidacy

Individuals who are bothered by the loose, wrinkled or hanging skin in certain areas due to weak elasticity of soft tissue can make good candidates for body lift plastic surgery. It is usually difficult to improve the loose skin condition with diet or exercise, which makes body lift as the next best alternative.

Body lift is a major procedure, and the surgeon will ensure that the candidate is not suffering from any underlying health condition that could increase the risk of surgery or impair healing. The candidate should be committed to following the surgeon’s instructions for a safe surgery.

 

Surgical Procedure

In most cases, body lift surgery focuses on addressing the lower body areas. A full lower body lift would encompass surgical lifting of the waist, buttocks, hips, thighs, and abdomen in a single procedure. Alternatively, some patients may only need treatment in one or two areas. Upper body areas such as breast lift and arm lift may sometimes be combined to achieve more harmonious results.

The cosmetic surgeon will typically use general anesthesia to perform the body lift procedure. A unique customized surgical plan will be followed according to the extent of surgery required for a patient, the location of the surgical sites, and the amount of excess skin removal needed. In a complete lower body lift, the surgeon will create a circumferential incision around the lower waist to reposition and tightening the sagging tissue.

Once the underlying tissue is tightened, the surgeon will do deep internal suturing to support the newly formed contours. The patient will be able to notice to the improvement in the treated sites once they have recovered from the anesthesia effects. Full results will, however, establish over several months.

 

Recovery

The treated sites will be covered with bandages or dressings after the surgery. The surgeon will place temporary drain tubes under the skin in the incision areas. Recovery period will differ from one patient to another, but in most cases, patients can resume their normal routine or return to work in about 10 to 14 days.

Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and communities in this part of California for body lift surgery.


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Your Arm Lift Surgery Consultation

Your Arm Lift Surgery Consultation | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodConsultation for arm lift plastic surgery will provide the roadmap for how the procedure will be performed, including the surgical technique to be used, the type of anesthesia, the choice of operating venue, the pre- and post-operative care instructions, and the costs, financing, and other practice aspects of the surgery.

The patient should get pro-actively involved in the consultation process so that the surgeon can customize the surgical plan according to their unique anatomical and cosmetic needs. Consultation will also give an opportunity to the surgeon to educate the patient about arm lift procedure and help them make a well-considered choice.

Board certified and experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides arm lift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations across the landscape.

 

Determining Candidacy

During the initial consultation for arm lift plastic surgery, the surgeon will evaluate whether the patient is a suitable candidate for upper arm lift. They will review the patient’s past medical records and examine their current health condition. Both alternative and additional surgical and non-surgical treatment options may be considered at this point, depending on the patient’s unique requirements.

 

Information Disclosure

The patient should be prepared to disclose the following information to the surgeon during the consultation for their own safety:

  • Any underlying medical condition or drug allergies
  • Previous surgeries received in the upper arm or surrounding areas
  • Medications, vitamins and herbal supplements that the patient may be currently taking
  • Current use of tobacco, alcohol and recreation drugs, if any
  • Whether any invasive or non-invasive cosmetic procedures have been received in the past
  • Patient’s personal goals and reasons why they want to undergo arm lift surgery

 

Key Steps

The surgeon may perform the following actions during the arm lift surgery consultation process:

  • Request the patient to view in the mirror and identify the specific sites around the upper arms where they want to see cosmetic improvement
  • Take images of the affected area for health records
  • Assess the pre-existing medical conditions and risk factors
  • Evaluate the degree of skin laxity in upper arms
  • Assess the presence of stubborn fat tissue deposits in the area
  • Explain the treatment options and the most appropriate surgical technique
  • Discuss the potential risks and complications and the likely outcome of arm lift surgery
  • Discuss the type of anesthesia that will be applied
  • Discuss the customized surgical plan

 

Other Aspects

To help the patient develop reasonable expectations, the surgeon may present arm lift before and after pictures during the initial consultation. Testimonials of past patients may also be shown to let the patient understand the procedure from another patient’s perspective. Tips for preparation before the surgery and care instructions for the post-operative recovery period will be provided during the consultation.

Costs, insurance and financing possibilities will be discussed. The patient will have an opportunity to ask questions and clear all their doubts and concerns during the consultation. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for arm lift surgery.

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How to Choose the Best Arm Lift Surgeon?

How to Choose the Best Arm Lift Surgeon? | Beverly HillsArm lift is a popular body contouring plastic surgery to create tighter and smoother skin in the upper arms and restore a more youthful appearance to that area. To achieve predictable and desirable outcomes with an arm lift, the patient should carefully select the plastic surgeon who has the right training and experience to perform such surgeries.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified and experienced cosmetic surgeon providing arm lift and various other procedures of the breast, body and face. Dr. Motykie enjoys a very high patient satisfaction rate in all procedures because of his focus on meeting the patient’s specific cosmetic goals in a less invasive manner. He provides arm lift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and communities in this part of The Golden State.

Professional Credentials

Dr. Motykie is board certified in plastic surgery from the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). He is also a member of the pre-eminent American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which provides him the opportunity to engage with industry peers and stay updated with the latest innovations and new developments in the area of plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Motykie completed his plastic surgery residency from 1999 to 2004 from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and followed it with a fellowship in Advanced Cosmetic Surgery. He has been chosen among America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America for multiple years, and has also won the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Association (AMA) apart from various other honors and awards during his career.

 

ABPS Board Certified Surgeon

The ABPS is the most authoritative board to certified plastic surgeons in the US. They have a rigorous selection process, and only a small number of surgeons achieve this certification every year. An ABPS board certification automatically serves as an assurance for a patient that the surgeon would have received a certain minimum number of years of training exclusively in the area of plastic surgery.

To maintain their certification as well as to deliver outstanding results to their patients, ABPS board certified plastic surgeons will typically invest in the highest quality standards and best practices, adopt cutting edge surgical techniques and technology, pursue continuing education and follow the latest safety protocols.

 

Customization

Dr. Motykie believes that most deeply satisfying outcomes in a cosmetic body contouring procedure such as upper arm lift can be achieved when the surgeon customizes the surgery according to the patient’s unique anatomical and personal cosmetic needs. Therefore, he will never follow a cookie cutter or one size fits all approach to plastic surgery.

Dr. Motykie will closely engage with the patient during the consultation and at other stages of the procedure to incorporate their innate cosmetic requirements into the arm lift surgical plan. This allows him to produce highly desirable and appealing aesthetic results in a more conservative and effective manner.

Dr. Motykie ensures that every patient receives personalized care and attention from him throughout the procedure, from consultation until the surgery and beyond. Fabulous, sagacious, and focused cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for arm lift surgery.

 

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Questions to Ask your Arm Lift Plastic Surgeon

Questions to Ask your Arm Lift Plastic Surgeon | Beverly HillsExcessive loose skin in the upper arm area is a common problem, which can create an unsightly appearance. Arm lift plastic surgery is a safe, proven and effective procedure to restore a firmer and more youthful look of the arms.

During the consultation for arm lift, the patient will have an opportunity to ask questions and clear their concerns and doubts about the procedure.

A dedicated surgeon will encourage the patient to ask as many questions as they want, and provide accurate answers. The surgeon’s first goal will be to help the patient make a well-considered decision. Remarkable, judicious, and accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides upper arm lift and various other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

 

Important Questions to Ask

The patient should ideally write down the questions in advance and carry the list to the surgeon’s office for the consultation. This will ensure that none of the key questions gets missed out and the patient can have a complete understanding of the procedure as well as the surgeon’s professional credentials. Some of the vital questions in case of arm lift plastic surgery may include:

  • Do you have a board certification in plastic surgery?
  • How many years of training and experience do you have in the area of plastic surgery?
  • Are you a member of any of eminent plastic surgery associations such as the ASPS?
  • Have you previously performed arm lift surgeries, and how far your patients are satisfied on average?
  • Do you have operating privileges at a local hospital or surgery center where my surgery may be performed?
  • Do you have a fully trained team of assistants who can offer professional support during my arm lift surgery?
  • Can I meet you each time I am required to visit your office with regard to arm lift procedure?
  • Am I a suitable candidate for upper arm lift?
  • Which surgical technique would you use to perform by upper arm lift surgery?
  • Can I have access to arm lift before and after photos of your earlier patients and some of the reviews and testimonials of patients who have undergone arm lift or another surgery with you?
  • Can I have an office tour and speak to your staff members to familiarize myself better with your practice?
  • Would you recommend general or local anesthesia in my case for upper arm lift?
  • Will I require arm liposuction in addition to arm lift to achieve more desirable outcomes?
  • In case of an emergency, will your practice be able to handle it?
  • What will be the duration of the actual surgery inside the operating room?
  • What are the potential risks involved in upper arm lift surgery?
  • How much will the procedure cost me, including pre- and post-operative expenses?
  • How long will it take to recovery from arm lift surgery, and how much downtime should I expect?

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and suburbs in this part of the country for arm lift surgery.

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