Body Lift After Massive Weight Loss
If you have lost massive weight after bariatric surgery, a body lift can help you improve your appearance. Years of obesity and dieting can cause the skin to lose its elasticity, which can be impossible to correct without surgery. A body lift can remove excess tissue and tighten the remaining skin for an improved overall appearance. This body contouring procedure can help you restore your self-confidence and fit better into your clothes.
How Does a Body Lift Work?
A body lift surgery can be performed to improve the lower body, upper body or both. The procedure can remove excess fat deposits and stretched-out skin. Abdominal muscles can be tightened and volume restored to the breasts. A body lift may be combined with other cosmetic procedures to help a client achieve their ideal body goals.
An upper body lift and lower body lift are usually done separately with enough time in between for the body to heal. A body lift is a complex procedure that may require hospitalization. Normal activities may be resumed about six weeks after surgery. Full recovery can be achieved within three months.
Ideal Body Lift Candidates
Ideal body lift candidates should be active in a healthy diet and exercise program and maintain a stable body weight for at least three months. If you have undergone lap-band or gastric bypass, you may want to wait a year before having a body lift so any health issues as a result of obesity have a chance to improve. To be considered for a body lift, you should be healthy enough to undergo surgery and be a non-smoker.
Is a Body Lift Right for You?
If you have lost a massive amount of weight, a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam can determine if you are an ideal body lift candidate. During this appointment, he will evaluate your medical condition and recommend the best treatment options for your needs. Schedule a body lift consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam today.