Body lift is a major cosmetic surgery procedure, which will be preceded by a detailed consultation process. The consultation will give an opportunity to the surgeon to understand the patient’s specific concerns, and use that information to create a customized surgical plan.
The patient will also gain familiarity with the surgeon as well as the body lift procedure, and will be in a position to make a well-considered decision. Board certified and committed female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides upper and lower body lift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations across the horizon.
As one of the first steps in the consultation process, the surgeon will try to determine whether the patient is fit to undergo a body lift plastic surgery procedure. They will evaluate the patient’s overall health condition and review their past medical records. The patient should be forthcoming about any underlying medical issues so that the surgeon can modify the surgical plan if necessary for the patient’s safety.
Assessing Cosmetic Goals
Each patient’s cosmetic needs and desires are unique. Therefore, the surgeon will try to understand why the patient is seeking body lift, and which areas of their body are particularly bothering them. The patient’s cosmetic goals will be incorporated into the surgical plan to achieve results that are more satisfying for the patient.
Creating Surgical Plan
Based on the feedback of the patient about their personal cosmetic needs and aspirations as well as their medical fitness, the surgeon will create a customized surgical plan. It may include either lower or upper body lift procedures, or both. Some patients may need liposuction in certain areas along with body lift surgery. The surgeon’s goal will be to minimize the incisions and achieve targeted aesthetic outcomes to the patient’s satisfaction.
Questions and Answers
The patient will have an opportunity to ask questions and clear all their doubts and concerns during the body lift consultation. The patient should ideally carry a list of questions to the surgeon’s office so that all their concerns are addressed. The surgeon may also present body lift before and after images or testimonials of past patients to provide a more realistic perspective to the patient about body lift surgery.
Tips for Preparation and Recovery
The surgeon will utilize the consultation process to give guidelines and instructions to the patient about the preparation for body lift as well as tips for post-operative recovery. If the patient is a smoker, they will be required to avoid smoking for a certain time period.
Certain medications and supplements may also be stopped temporarily in consultation with the physician. Recommendations for transportation, aftercare and applying for leave from work will also be given during the consultation.
Costs, Insurance, and Financing
The patient should feel free to ask questions about the estimated costs of body lift and whether the surgeon’s office can guide them for third party financing options. In a few cases, health insurance may be applicable, which may be discussed with the surgeon or their staff. Experienced and tremendous female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for body lift.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.