Frequently Asked Questions
Is It Painful To Do A Full Body Lift?
During surgery, the patient is placed under general anesthesia. Thus, they should not feel any pain. After surgery, post-surgical pain is expected and Dr. Jonov prescribes medication to help patients manage discomfort. Most patients tend to notice the pain gradually decreasing over the week or so following surgery. Generally, patients get through their body lift recovery well.
Are Full Body Lifts Safe?
When performed on the right patient, yes, a body lift is perfectly safe. It does involve a long surgical session which makes pre-surgery patient screening critical. This is perfectly safe for the average patient and the exact surgical time and procedure performed will vary slightly between patients.
Beyond the length of surgery, there are few additional risks not present in other plastic surgeries. Dr. Jonov values safety and will cater each procedure to the patient’s needs whenever possible.
What Is The Difference Between A Mommy Makeover & A Body Lift?
Mommy makeover surgery and body lift surgery are both combination procedures. The difference is that a mommy makeover is not a set combination of a few procedures that only deviates slightly from surgery to surgery. Mommy makeover surgery can include any combination of an abdomen and breast surgery. There are several combinations.
In contrast, a body lift includes set procedures with some possible additions or changes on a case-by-case basis. For example, not all patients may require diastasis recti or some may benefit from additional liposuction.
What Is A Body Lift Surgery Recovery Like?
A body lift recovery will require at least two weeks of downtime and time off work. Dr. Jonov will provide instructions for recovery and aftercare to promote the best results and patient comfort. Some of these instructions may include:
- Keep bandages or medical coverings on until removed at a post-op appointment
- Wear a compression garment if necessary
- No strenuous exercise or activities
- Avoid heavy lifting
- Do not shower until okayed by Dr. Jonov
- Rest on back
- Keep the head elevated at roughly a 45-degree angle
- Do not bend at the waist
How Much Is A Body Lift In Bellevue?
A body lift surgery in Bellevue starts at $7,985. The exact cost may be adjusted upon consultation when Dr. Jonov can get a full understanding of the scope of the procedure.