What is a Body Lift?
Utilizing innovative body-shaping techniques, expert plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, completes body lift treatments for patients in the Greater Salt Lake City area. A body lift combines multiple body-shaping treatments to enhance and rejuvenate the look of the abdominal area, including the love handles, the glutes, and the thighs. A body lift removes excess skin, eliminates stubborn pockets of fat, and tightens the skin. Generally, the best patients for a body lift have loose skin on the tummy, buttocks, or thighs after a large amount of weight loss. We encourage you to learn more and schedule an appointment with Dr. Chiddy at his practice in Draper, UT.
Is A Body Lift For You?
Several factors may impact the skin's elasticity and cause excessive sagging, including aging, UV damage, pregnancy, and significant weight gain or fluctuations. To help maintain your results after the surgery, a body lift works best for patients who have attained their overall weight loss goals. Otherwise, you may run the risk of not having long-lasting results. This procedure does not work well for patients trying to remove large amounts of fat. It can help you lose some fat but is primarily used to treat sagging skin and tighten the figure.
"Did you know Dr. Chisester is also a reconstructive hand surgeon and hand specialist? My father was having major trouble with his hands for over a year. I direct messaged Dr. Chisester on Instagram and not only did HE respond, he took time to explain things my dad could do until he was able to get an appointment. My dad expressed how much he loved Dr. C during his appointments. He has amazing bed aide manner, an amazing staff, and truly cares about his patients, their happiness and really makes sure he provides stellar service! My dad was so happy with with him that I know for a fact if I ever chose plastic surgery or need a hand specialist he’s the only doctor I would contact and the only doctor I will recommend! Do yourself a favor and get on his books ASAP!!! Thank you Dr. Chidester and staff!!"- C.S. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"Dr. Chidester is a warm and inviting surgeon who valued my time, opinions, and concerns. I hold him and his skill in high regard. His staff are incredible, too!"- M.L. / Google / Sep 30, 2019
"I had the best experience with Dr.Chidester and his staff was amazing! I’ve looked at other surgeons but Dr. Chidester stood out and I’ve been following him on IG for about a year. His work caught my eye and his IG videos sold me. Super knowledgeable, kind and friendly. I felt comfortable. I got a breast augmentation and the results are amazing! Seriously the best decision ever!"- B.B. / Google / Jul 31, 2020
"Dr. Chidester aka Dr Chiddy... not only is this PERFECTIONIST of a surgeon is PHENOMENAL but every single one of his team/work family is truly MAGNIFICENT. From day one (before they had a PENNY from me) I felt welcomed into their family as one of their own. Throughout the whole experience I was never made to feel like a number. They are here for you AT ALL TIMES response time is sensational with always astounds me because I know how heavy their workload his. Even still every patient is a priority. The amount of content on his IG helped me see his (fantastic) work on all body types with all kinds of procedures. The educational info on his IG is seriously a treasure! I promise you... his consult is worth the wait. Having the best team on your side in your journey to what ever procedure you are looking into IS WORTH THE WAIT. You are worth the best and if you’ve made it to Dr Chiddy you have found the best!"- T.B. / Google / Jul 31, 2020
"Dr Chidester and his staff are truly amazing! Every time I walk into his office his staff greets me with a smile and makes me feel so comfortable and important! Dr Chidester is amazing at what he does! I have had 4 breast augmentations over the past 25 years (with Two of those in the past year) I was never happy with the way they looked, it seemed like nobody was listening when I would tell them the look I wanted :( I heard about Dr Chidester from a friend and decided to go in for a consult to see if there was anything he could do to give me the look I wanted, long story short, I am 2 weeks post-op and could not be happier with the results!! I look at them everyday and cry! This is what I have wanted for all those years!! He can do miracles!! I can’t thank him enough for changing my body and my life at 52!! KN"- K.N. / Google / Jul 17, 2020
Body Lift Technique
Using general anesthesia to help you stay comfortable throughout the procedure, Dr. Chiddy performs your body lift at his accredited AAAASF surgical center as an outpatient procedure. Depending on your needs, we can combine a body lift with other treatments, like a breast or arm lift. However, Dr. Chiddy can only perform a certain amount of procedures to ensure your safety. Dr. Chiddy makes an incision around the lower part of the body to eliminate a large amount of excess skin from the tummy, thighs, and love handles. To easily conceal your scar within the panty line, the incision is placed as low as it can go on the front part of the abdomen and near the hip bone to minimize the appearance. Additionally, Dr. Chiddy creates a new hole in the tightened skin for your navel and he closes your sutures.
Body Lift Recovery
To promote healing, we use a compression garment and abdominal binder to provide support, encourage blood flow, and reduce swelling. Additionally, Dr. Chiddy inserts a tube near the incisions to decrease fluid retention. As part of your recovery, you will need to walk around several times a day. This prevents the development of blood clots in the legs. Usually, patients can start going back to work after about 2 – 4 weeks, and Dr. Chiddy will require follow-up appointments to ensure you heal properly. For two months, you should take it easy and avoid strenuous activities; otherwise, you may experience problems when it comes to your healing. You will also have swelling for several months, and over time, your scars will start to fade with proper aftercare.
Enhance Your Weight Loss Goals
A body lift is a great procedure option for patients who have excess skin on the thighs, buttocks, or abdominal area. If you have lost a large amount of weight, this procedure can help you enhance your results by removing excess skin. Dr. Chiddy is proud to offer this innovative procedure to his Greater Salt Lake City community. Our group strives to help you look and feel your best. During your consultation, you will receive a detailed treatment plan and our team can provide information about the cost or financing with Prosper, CareCredit, and Mountain America Credit Union. We encourage you to call our Draper, UT office and learn more.