Weight loss helps both men and women accomplish their goals for a healthier lifestyle, but in some cases your new habits may not be quite enough to create the smooth, toned physique you were hoping for.
A body lift procedure is similar to body contouring in that it removes excess skin and unsightly fat from the body. After significant weight loss from pregnancy, gastric surgery (such as Lap Band), dieting and/or aging, stretched out skin can hang from the body giving a disproportionate body appearance. It often appears as though the skin covering the body is too large for the new leaner frame. Also, fat deposits that have remained, despite weight loss in other parts of the body, can beunflattering. Dr. Hovsepian performs body lifts for individuals who possess these adverse effects of substantial weight loss.
Candidates for body lifts typically have loose (inelastic) skin on many or most areas of the body as a result of significant weight loss due to diet, exercise or more commonly, bariatric surgery (lap band or gastric bypass). The abdomen, buttock and thighs are the most common areas treated, but many also choose to undergo an arm lift, thigh lift, breast lift, liposuction (liposculpture) and buttock lift (buttock augmentation) to achieve a body shape specific to their desires. Many times, for the safety and comfort of the patients, the numerous procedures are performed in separate stages.
Body lifts tighten and tone the abdomen, back, buttocks, hips and thighs. In addition, an "auto-augmentation" of the buttock fat can be used to add fullness to a buttock region that has become deflated over time. Individualized treatment differentiates Dr. Hovsepian, in which treatment takes place with thorough understanding of each individual’s unique features and desired results. With Dr. Hovsepian’s plastic surgery procedures, patients get natural results with minimized post-operation downtime and ultimate patient safety.
Learn more about the benefits of body lift and other post weight loss plastic surgery options in Dr. Hovsepian’s Beverly Hills or Newport Beach office when you request your consultation online or schedule by telephone.
Trusted by his patients for his advanced surgical skills and sense of aesthetic balance, Dr. Hovsepian understands the questions and concerns of post bariatric plastic surgery patients. He will carefully and thoroughly evaluate your shape, health history, and your body enhancement desires before he makes a recommendation to meet your goals.
In most cases, a body lift focuses mainly on creating a tighter body shape by removing loose excess skin, but the reality is that most patients require a more tailored approach that will include aspects of one or multiple procedures. The basic approaches to body lift include:
Your safety, surgical success, and comfort are top priority for Dr. Hovsepian. He and his highly trained team are committed to providing you with the highest quality of surgical care. They will meet with you before your procedure to address any follow-up questions and clarify any details about your recovery before surgery.
Prior to coming into the Beverly Hills or Newport Beach surgery center, you will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure, which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period, including chewing gum or drinking water. If you have been instructed by Dr. Hovsepian to take any medications in the morning, this is permitted with a few sips of water.
Body lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. Expect an overnight stay at a fully accredited surgical center, where a "private duty" nurse is available. The surgery itself generally takes several hours depending on the number of areas focused on during surgery. The procedure time will depend on the extent and nature of the treatment area.
An experienced body contouring surgeon, Dr. Hovsepian’s goal is to comfortably provide you with the best possible care while utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery to help you reach your body lift goals. Please contact Dr. Hovsepian in his Beverly Hills or Newport Beach office to discuss how he can support you in achieving your body contour enhancement goals today. Request your consultation online or schedule by telephone.