What Is a Body Lift Recovery Like?
Following your surgery, we will apply dressings and bandages to the treated areas. Drains may also be used to take care of any excess fluid. After you are released from the hospital, the typical recovery period lasts about 4-6 weeks. During this time, it will be important to adhere to Dr. Linville’s instructions. By following the complete instructions he provides, you will not only minimize risk but will optimize your results.
As your recovery progress, you can gradually return to various tasks. And only after about 6-8 weeks can you return to exercise with Dr. Linville’s approval. Giving yourself time to heal and plenty of rest will be crucial during this period. There is no rush, and the better you treat yourself, the better you will look.
In the coming months, you will continue to see improvements in your results. While many patients report seeing final results several months after their surgery, some can take about a year to fully reach their potential. However, once you have your results they will be with you for years to come. You will be on your way to a life full of confidence and pride in your body. Dr. Linville will also provide instructions for how to keep your results as long-lasting as possible.
Will There Be Scarring?
Since a body lift uses incisions, there will be some scarring. However, Dr. Linville carefully places every incision so they are naturally hidden by the shapes of your body. He aims to make the visibility of each scar as minimal as possible. After all, the goal of the procedure is to provide you with a body to feel proud of, not to give you other challenges.
Also, proper healing and care for yourself after your procedure will minimize the appearance of any scars. By allowing your body to heal fully, you should see less drastic scarring. Dr. Linville will provide you with complete information on how to minimize scarring. There are also many non-surgical treatments available to further reduce the appearance of scars.