Precancer Skin Cell Treatments – Actinic Keratoses (AK)

Precancer Skin Cell Treatments - Actinic Keratoses (AK)Repeated and extended sun exposure can lead to a common skin disorder called Actinic Keratosis (AK). It is a thickening of the protective, outer skin layer, usually forming rough, scaly and flat lesions that may be brownish or pinkish in color.

Actinic keratosis typically appears in sun exposed sites such as the face, neck, ears, chest, forearms, and back of the hand.

Fair skinned and light haired people are more prone to AK because their skin can burn when exposed to the sun. Those who work outdoors for extended hours are also at risk. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides various cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical skin care procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities across the landscape.

 

Treatments

The patient should seek professional medical care from a skin care and plastic surgery expert because the lesions of actinic keratosis are pre-malignant and may lead to skin cancer. A common treatment is the application of liquid nitrogen, which freezes the lesions causing it to separate from the normal skin underneath. Several other treatment options are also available, which include application of topical anti-cancer drugs, photodynamic therapy, and chemical peels.

After the treatment, the patient should take extra care to avoid sun exposure. A brimmed hat and long sleeves should be worn when outdoors, and exposed skin should be protected with a sunscreen. The sunscreen should be SPF 30 or higher, and it works best when applied 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure.

 

Topical Therapies

Topical therapies are suitable for larger affected sites, and may take longer to produce results. Medication is typically applied everyday over a specified time period to create the desired reaction over the treatment area. If multiple lesions are involved, significant reactions may occur.

The topical medications are likely to control the AKs for a longer time period. Scarring is usually not a concern with this type of treatment. Side effects may include oozing, redness, and crusting in the treated area.

 

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves application of liquid nitrogen to the skin. This will produce a blister that will flake off in a few weeks and will be replaced by new skin. It only takes a few minutes to freeze the AK with this process, but it may take up to 72 hours to develop. Redness in the treated site is usually the only side effect.

 

Chemical Peels

The treatment provider will recommend an appropriate chemical peel, which is applied to the affected areas of the skin. Depending on the depth of the peel, the skin will peel off over the next few days. Fresh, new skin will gradually replace the treated site. Swelling and redness may occur as the side effects of this treatment.

 

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) involves the application of a sensitizing chemical to the affected sites for a limited time period. Following the application, the skin is exposed to a blue light, which activates the chemical and destruct AKs. Remarkable and judicious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for AK treatment.


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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Procedure Steps

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Procedure Steps | Palm Desert Plastic SurgeryThe key ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin type A, which can quickly relax an overactive wrinkle-forming muscle in the face and mitigate the effect of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. The procedure is ideal for people who want to avoid cosmetic surgery for facial rejuvenation.

Prior to the Botox procedure, the treatment provider will explain the steps involved to the patient. Botox injectable treatment can be completed in about 20 minutes, and does not involve any specific downtime. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides Botox to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.  

 

Learn about Botox

When the patient is considering Botox injections, they should conduct a basic Google search to learn about the Botox procedure from a few reliable websites. They may also go through the website of the plastic surgery practice where they plan to visit for a Botox consultation.

 

Choose a Provider

When the patient has acquired a basic understanding of Botox treatment, they should select a practice that is well-equipped to provider Botox injections in a safe and professionally managed office environment. If the practice is headed by a board certified plastic surgeon, the patient can be better assured that they would follow the best practices and standards to perform the procedure.  

 

Sharing Information

The patient should disclose relevant information at the time of Botox consultation, such as whether they have received any injections of botulinum toxin in the last six months, or whether they are currently using any allergy drugs, sleeping pills, blood thinners, or muscle relaxants. If the patient is a smoker, they will be required to avoid it for a certain period of time prior to Botox treatment.

 

Botox Appointment

Botox injections will be administered in less than 20 minutes. The provider will identify the targeted sites for injections, and cleanse the area with a mild solution. A topical numbing gel or cream may be applied to the marked areas. The provider will use a narrow gauge micro needle to inject Botox medication into the targeted facial muscles that are causing wrinkles.

Frown lines and the lines in the outer eye area are most commonly treated with Botox. One to three injections may be needed to address an individual facial muscle. The tiny size of the needle will ensure that the patient experiences minimal discomfort.

 

Post-Treatment Instructions

When the treatment is over, the provider will instruct the patient on how to maintain the results. The patient should refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least 12 hours after the Botox injections. For about four hours after the injection procedure, the patient should avoid lying down.

These simple tips will help to ensure that the neurotoxin does not shift to another area in the face where it was not intended. If the patient experiences persistent pain, severe swelling or other side effects that do not resolve in the first week, they should contact the surgeon. Judicious and committed cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and an assortment of other communities across the landscape for Botox injections.


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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Recovery

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Recovery | Palm Desert Medical SpaBotulinum toxin type A is a powerful neurotoxin that constitutes the key ingredient in Botox Cosmetic. Botox is currently the most popular facial rejuvenation non-surgical alternative for people who want to avoid cosmetic surgery. One of the primary reasons behind the consistent popularity of Botox is that the treatment involves virtually no downtime or a recovery process.

During the Botox consultation, the treatment provider will explain to the patient about the potential benefits and limitations of the injections, including the recovery aspects. The patient should objectively compare Botox against other treatment options, and then make a choice. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing Botox injections to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Quick and Easy Procedure

As long as the Botox injections are administered by a qualified Botox expert, the patient will not have to worry about side effects or complications. An efficient provider will identify the correct target sites for injections, and complete the entire treatment in less than 30 minutes. The patient will not have to make any special preparation or worry about post-treatment care.

For people who want to avoid plastic surgery, particularly working people who do not want to go through an extended recovery process, Botox serves as a useful alternative. Working people can even choose to receive their treatment during lunch time from work, and simply go back to work after the treatment session is over.

The patient should only take care to avoid lying down for about four hours after the Botox injectable treatment. This much time period is essential to allow for the botulinum toxin to spread properly in the injected areas. Massage of the injection sites as well as any vigorous activities or exercises should also be avoided for about 24 hours following Botox injections.

 

 

Side Effects

As long as the Botox injections are administered by a qualified professional, the chances of major side effects are negligible. However, the patient may experience temporary minor side effects such as mild bruising, swelling, and redness in the injection sites. Some patients may also complain of minor headache.

The side effects will normally resolve without the need for any treatment in about two to three days. Makeup can be applied from the second day after the procedure to camouflage any effects of bruising and swelling.

For one or two days, the patient should refrain from doing physical workouts or playing an outdoor sport. It is also important to avoid using any blood thinners such as aspirin or ibuprofen for about two days after the Botox treatment.  

 

Results

Most patients will be able to see noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in the treated areas after Botox injections. It will take about one week for full results to appear as the bruising and swelling gets resolved. Patients can usually sustain the benefits of Botox for about three to four months. Judicious and proven cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other communities across the horizon for Botox injections.


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How much does Breast Implant Exchange Surgery Cost?

Breast Implant Exchange Surgery Cost | Plastic Surgery | Palm DesertBreast implant exchange procedure may be required at some stage after the primary breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. Many women want the exchange procedure to have new implants of a different size or type, while in some cases the implant may be damaged and require replacement. During the initial consultation, the breast revision surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast implant exchange surgery and various other procedures. Dr. Q’s first goal will be to educate the patient about the procedure and help her to make a well-considered decision. She provides breast implant exchange surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Financial Aspects

The monetary amount of breast implant exchange plastic surgery may often be a little higher than the cost of the primary augmentation procedure. The exchange procedure can be more complex, and must only be performed by a fully trained and experienced surgeon who has performed revision surgeries previously.

The new implants may cost more than the original ones, depending on the type of implants chosen. Nowadays ultra-cohesive silicone implant qualities are available, which are superior but relatively more expensive. In several cases, the implant exchange procedure may have to be accompanied by breast lift surgery. This will add to the costs, but the results can be highly attractive and natural looking.

Factors Impacting the Cost

The price tag for breast implant exchange procedure will usually vary from one surgical practice to another. A number of factors may be responsible for such difference. An important aspect will be the geographical location of the practice. If the practice is located in a major metropolitan area or a prime urban center, it will usually have higher costs because the overall cost of living index in such areas will be higher.

The skill and experience of the operating surgeon will typically influence how much fee they may charge for the procedure. The advantage of choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon is that they have advanced training and invest in latest techniques, ongoing education and the latest safety protocols to create the best outcomes. Therefore, the surgeon’s fee should be a secondary consideration when selecting a surgeon for breast implant exchange surgery.

If the procedure is performed using general anesthesia, it will involve the fee of the anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist. Their fee may vary according to their skills and qualifications.

The surgical procedure may be performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits under each option may vary. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for breast implant exchange.

Financing Options

Most patients will be eligible for third party financing of breast implant exchange surgery through professional medical care finance firms. These firms offer specially designed loans for elective cosmetic procedures, which will have competitive interest rates, quick loan approvals, and easy monthly installment plans.

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Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

Breast Implant Exchange Surgery | Rancho Mirage Plastic SurgeryAlthough the success rates in breast implant cosmetic surgery have dramatically improved over the years, but complications may still arise at some point after the primary procedure. In such cases, the patient will usually have the option to get breast implants exchanged, or have them entirely removed to restore the original, natural breast appearance.

Breast implant exchange surgery can be more complex than the primary procedure. Therefore, only an experienced breast surgeon should perform it. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides breast implant exchange surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

 

Implant Exchange Procedure

Breast implant exchange plastic surgery will be performed in a similar way as the primary breast augmentation procedure. The surgeon will usually prefer to use the old incision lines to remove damaged implants and replace them with new ones. This will ensure that no new scarring occurs after implant exchange procedure.

But if the new exchange implants are of a different type or size, or the positioning of implants is changed, it may become necessary to surgically adjust breast pockets through a new incision. Breast implant exchange is often accompanied by breast lift surgery, particularly if the exchange is performed several years after the primary procedure.

The aging effects over the years may cause the breast skin to become loose. Therefore, if the woman is receiving implant exchange many years after the primary augmentation, she may have to undergo breast lift as an additional surgery to achieve optimal aesthetic outcomes.

The choice of new implants will make a vital difference to the final results. Therefore, in breast implant exchange procedure, the patient should closely interact with the surgeon to determine the causes of primary implant failure, and choose the new implants with greater caution.

 

Choosing Between Exchange and Removal

Breast implant exchange is usually a simpler procedure than removal surgery. The risk of infection and bleeding is reduced because implant exchange will be less invasive surgery. However, in cases where the patient is having pain symptoms, arthritis or another autoimmune disease, the surgeon may recommend implant removal over implant exchange.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for breast implant exchange surgery.

 

Combining with Breast Lift

If the patient wants to exchange large sized implants with relatively smaller ones, it can create a sagging appearance in the breast. In such situations, the surgeon may recommend a breast lift surgery in conjunction with breast implant exchange.

 

Recovery

Recovery in breast implant exchange surgery can vary according to the complexity of the individual case. If the implant removal is accompanied by removal of scar tissue, the post-operative discomfort may be somewhat higher. The surgeon will prescribe pain meds for the first few days to keep the patient comfortable.

Most patients can return to their work or resume their daily activities in about a week to 10 days. Soreness in the breast area will remain for a few days after implant exchange, but will dissipate on its own.  

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What is Liposculpture?

What is Liposculpture? | Palm Desert Plastic Surgery | Palm SpringsWhile liposuction is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures in the US, not many people know about a related technique called liposculpture. This procedure is designed to enhance or accentuate the contours in certain areas to create a more sculpted appearance.

Liposculpture should be performed by a surgeon who has an artistic surgical skill and combines the principles of science and art to produce targeted results. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt provides liposculpture to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Different from Liposuction

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce excess fat deposits in a particular area to restore more uniform and even looking contours. Liposculpture, on the other hand, involves not just fat removal, but fat sculpting in a specific area to create a more attractive contour. With liposculpture, it is possible to make the muscles look more defined and sleek.

Unlike liposuction, which is a one-dimensional procedure to reduce fat, liposculpture will typically involve slimming down of one area with an aim to augment or accentuate another area. In recent years, a growing number of men and women are seeking liposculpture to achieve highly accentuated body contours like one of their favorite celebrities.

 

Liposculpture for Men

Liposculpture is a unique procedure that has seen consistently rising demand from men. The procedure is more naturally suited to the male anatomy, and results can be quite dramatic. In many cases, a man’s skin will have a higher level of collagen and elastin fibers than a woman’s. This helps to ensure that the skin remains tight and firm after fat reduction.

A cosmetic surgeon can perform liposculpture more easily and effectively for men because the procedure is designed to enhance contours that are typically considered masculine. For instance, a growing number of men want to achieve six pack abs, which can be sculpted with a creative approach to liposculpture. Pectoral augmentation and male breast reduction can also be performed using liposculpture technique.

Dr. Q commonly performs liposculpture for men in areas such as the flanks, love handles, abdomen, chest, face and neck, and knees and ankles. Muscles can be made to appear flatter, larger and more defined with liposculpture technique. As compared to traditional liposuction, liposculpture will have a much lower risk of lumpiness or unevenness below the skin. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposculpture.

 

Advantages

Liposculpture is a relatively less invasive surgical technique, and can be performed using only local anesthesia. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis. The typical risks and complications of a surgery are much reduced with this procedure. Less bruising and less discomfort will be experienced with this surgery, resulting in a faster recovery.

Patients are encouraged to stay active after the procedure, and may go back to work in about three to five days. Very tiny incisions are involved, and no cutting or suturing is necessary in this procedure. Therefore, healing is faster and scarring is negligible with liposculpture.

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Body Contouring Procedures and Treatments at Dr. Q Plastic Surgery

Body Contouring Procedures and Treatments |Palm Desert Plastic SurgeryAging, sun exposure, genetics, disease, weight loss, pregnancy, and other factors can take their toll on the skin, and make it appear lax and saggy. Body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures can effectively reverse these effects and restore a tighter, firmer, and more youthful looking skin.

Body contouring procedures can be performed in areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, groin, thighs, breasts, and upper arms with safe and sustainable results. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing body contouring procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

 

Range of Procedures

Dr. Q offers a wide range of body contouring plastic surgery procedures, which include:

 

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery is designed to reduce excess skin and fat from the abdominal area to restore a flatter and firmer tummy. Underlying weak abdominal muscles may also be tightened in some cases. A number of surgical techniques are available today to perform abdominoplasty.

 

 

Reverse Abdominoplasty

This procedure is not meant to reverse the effects of abdominoplasty. This procedure involves pulling up of the excess abdominal skin rather than pulling it down as in traditional abdominoplasty. Reverse tummy tuck technique can be used in certain cases, including women who want both a tummy tuck and a breast surgery.

 

 

Breast Lift

 

Loose skin in the breast area may cause the breasts to droop or sag heavily with nipples pointing downwards. Breast lift surgery can be used to remove excess breast skin, and restore firmer and perkier looking breasts. Nipples and areolas may also be repositioned to a new, raised position.

 

 

Arm Lift

 

Many people suffer from poor skin elasticity in the upper arm area. Drooping upper arms can be corrected with brachioplasty, commonly known as arm lift surgery. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for body contouring procedures.

 

 

Liposuction 

Liposuction is one of the popular body contouring procedures. When performed alone, the procedure will only reduce excess fat from targeted areas. But when combined with other body lift procedures, it can produce more comprehensive outcomes involving fat elimination as well as skin tightening. Laser assisted liposuction is another popular form of liposuction, which can make the procedure less invasive and more targeted.

 

 

Body Lift

 

Body lift body contouring procedure is primarily performed in the lower body areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs. Each of these areas can be lifted as combined body lift surgery or individually as the patient requires. Brazilian butt lift is one of the popular body lift procedures that is less invasive and involves only fat transfer to enhance the shape of buttocks. Thigh lift can be performed separately or as a part of body lift for the inner, outer, and mid thighs.

 

 

Pectoral Implants

 

Pectoral augmentation is a unique body contouring procedure performed on men to enhance their chest definition. Pectoral implants can help to create bulk in the chest area. Silicone pectoral implants may be used for men to sculpt their chest region to the desired proportions.

 

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Recovery

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Recovery | Palm Desert Plastic SurgeryTummy tuck cosmetic surgery may be performed as a partial, standard, or extensive abdominoplasty. Recovery process will vary in each case according to the extent of surgery involved. The surgeon will discuss the recovery aspects along with various other issues during the initial tummy tuck consultation.

The patient should have a clear idea about the estimated downtime in order to make a well-considered decision about the type of tummy tuck surgery they want to receive. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing tummy tuck and other procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Estimated Downtime

In case of a partial or mini tummy tuck, the downtime involved will be minimal. The procedure only focuses on the area below the navel, and the patient will have to go through about one week of minimized physical activity before they can resume more regular routine or return to work.

A standard tummy tuck plastic surgery may include treatment above the navel, but in other aspects it is similar to a partial tummy tuck. An extensive tummy tuck surgery will generally involve liposuction and other additional techniques. The treatment may extend to the flanks.

In both standard and extensive tummy tuck procedures, the downtime can be about 10 to 14 days. The patient can usually resume normal routine by the end of second week, but vigorous activities and exercises should be avoided for at least a month after the surgery.

 

Staying Active during Recovery

Patients should be aware that they are not expected to remain immobilized during the recovery phase. On the contrary, the cosmetic surgeon will encourage the patient to perform mild walks and simple day to day tasks from the first or second day after surgery. By remaining active, the patient can reduce their risk of blood clot formation.

Lifting of heavy weights, bending excessively or performing strenuous activities should be avoided, but the patient can perform simple tasks such as standing up and walking to the kitchen for a glass of water. Any physical action that places strain on the incisions should be avoided until the healing is completed.

Patients with sedentary jobs may be able to return to work in about one week after tummy tuck surgery, while those with more physically straining jobs may require about two weeks before returning to work.

Each patient’s case is different, but generally speaking, those who have sedentary jobs that mainly require sitting at a desk can return to work about a week after abdominoplasty. Those with more physical jobs will probably require at least two to three weeks before returning to their workplace. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations for tummy tuck.

 

Follow-up Appointments

The day after the tummy tuck surgery, the patient may have to visit the surgeon’s office for a review of the condition. At this time, the surgeon may fit the patient with a compression garment to help prevent blood clot formation. Further post-operative appointments will be scheduled during this visit to continually monitor the healing progress.

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What is a Lower Body Lift?

What is a Lower Body Lift? | Plastic Surgery | Rancho Mirage Lower body lift is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance contours in areas such as the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Weight loss, pregnancy or aging can result in excessive skin folds in these areas. This can be corrected with a lower body lift. The procedure is less invasive than full body lift surgery.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing body lift and various other body contouring and anti-aging procedures. Dr. Q provides these procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Procedure

Lower body lift plastic surgery procedure will begin with the surgeon making an incision around the waist line, across the lower abdomen and down the inner thighs. The specific incision patterns can vary from one patient to another depending on their unique aesthetic needs and the skills of the surgeon with a particular technique. In any case, an experienced surgeon will be able to maintain discreet scarring with carefully placed incisions.

Through the incisions, the surgeon will access and remove excessive fat tissue before trimming loose skin and pulling it taut over the area. The incisions will be closed with sutures after the procedure is complete, and will be covered with bandages. The patient will be provided with a compression garment to be worn for a few weeks to expedite healing.

In many cases, it becomes important to tighten the abdominal skin while performing lower body lift in order to achieve more harmonious results. Therefore, at the time of surgical planning, the patient may choose to combine lower body lift surgery with a tummy tuck or mid body lift procedure. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

 

Lower Body Liposuction

Depending on the amount of fat tissue in the targeted lower body areas, the surgeon may have to perform liposuction procedure in some cases along with lower body lift. In such cases, the surgeon will usually first perform liposuction to remove excess fat cells, and then make the specific incision patterns for a lower body lift.

Through the incisions, the lax underlying muscles will be tightened and excess skin will be trimmed before it is closed with sutures and laid smoothly over the area. The duration of lower body lift procedure can range from two to seven hours, depending on whether mid body lift or liposuction procedures are combined and the amount of fat and skin to be removed.

 

Benefits of Lower Body Lift

The patient can expect to enjoy the following medical and aesthetic benefits following lower body lift surgery:

  • Wider choice in clothing and fashion
  • Easier to perform daily activities and exercise
  • A slimmer, more youthful looking appearance
  • Multiple areas treated at once in a customized manner
  • Improved personal hygiene and reduced infection risk
  • Additional weight loss in some cases

Recovery in case of lower body lift can vary from one week to a month, depending on the extent of surgery performed. The patient should follow the surgeon’s post-operative care instructions to achieve optimal results.

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