Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. Dr. Katherine Birchenough is only the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine, and she is certified in peptide therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer body lift surgery for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and surrounding communities in South Carolina.
What is a Body Lift?
A body lift is a comprehensive and extensive procedure that addresses skin folds, areas of fat, and loose skin that are known to develop when a person loses a significant amount of weight. The surgery is necessary because the skin has stretched beyond the point where the elastin can hold it to the contours of the body. Body lift surgery is not only cosmetic, but it may also have some underlying medical benefits, such as reducing the risk of developing skin infections in the folds of skin.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost?
At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step. As part of the consultation, we explain the price of your body lift surgery, and payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Body Lift?
If you have recently lost a massive amount of weight and have a sustained weight for at least 12 months, you may be a good candidate for a body lift.
What Can I Expect During a Body Lift?
Dr. Shawn performs three types of body lift procedures – lower body lift, upper body lift, and full body lift. The technique that is best for you depends on how your body has responded to carrying a large amount of weight for many years, as well as how your body has responded to the weight loss. If you have trouble areas in only the lower or upper part of your body, Dr. Shawn develops a surgical plan to target only those problem areas. If you have generalized effects over your entire body, a full body lift is most appropriate.
How Long Will It Take Me to Recover from Body Lift Surgery?
Recovery from body lift surgery can take several weeks or longer. You should plan well ahead when considering this type of surgery. Dr. Shawn provides the details that you need as part of your consultation.
Can I Schedule a Consultation for Body Lift Surgery?
Now that you have successfully lost a large amount of weight, you deserve to feel proud about your body. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shawn is a great first step. You can choose from a virtual consultation or a consultation in our office for a fee.
OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your body lift surgery options.