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
"I had heard of Dr. Chidester through so many people that I knew exactly who I wanted to do my surgery when I finally took the plunge. He’s incredibly professional, kind, knowledgeable and fun. His staff is the same way. I was comfortable going under the knife and knowing that the results would be amazing. The entire process was easy and simple. He even responded to my crazy drug fueled rage after the surgery. You won’t be disappointed! That is if you can nab an appointment. 10/10"- T.L. / Google / Nov 13, 2020
"Dr. Chidester is amazing! He was very attentive to all of the many questions and concerns I had. The cost of the procedures I had done were reasonably priced and I definitely feel like I got the results I paid for. He has a fantastic office staff and nurses who answer emails on the weekends! They truly care about their patients and are willing to help as soon as they can. 100% recommended!!! I am so happy I chose him for my plastic surgery."- A.M. / Google / Nov 12, 2020
"Dr chidester is amazing! He pays great attention to detail and made sure I felt taken care of and all my questions were answered. He did my breast reconstruction case which has always made me feel self conscious. I had been to other consultations with plastic surgeons. He is the only one I felt so comfortable with. Also, he had other options that no one had offered me. He is a really popular and great plastic surgeon and think it’s great he said yes to my case! He never promises perfection but comes pretty close to it! I feel pretty great and my confidence has gone up so much! Safe to say he will always be an important part of my journey through life and his knowledge and expertise will always have a positive impact on my life and others. His office staff as well always had time to answer all my questions along the way and were very kind."- N.I. / Google / Nov 09, 2020
"Nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Chidester and his amazing staff! I have never had a doctors office be so accommodating and quick at responding to my needs and questions. Dr. Chidester did everything he could to make sure I ended up getting exactly what I had in mind and I am thrilled with my results!"- M.P. / Google / Nov 06, 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.
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