Body Lift Los Angeles - Body Contouring
Excess skin and fat often result from significant fluctuations in weight, excessive weight loss after gastric bypass surgery, pregnancy, aging, and genetic factors that contribute to poor skin elasticity. A body lift is a surgical procedure that reduces excess fat and skin in the abdomen, lower back area, buttocks and outer thighs, resulting in an improved body contour. The procedure actually improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.
A body lift is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, weakened muscles are repaired and excess fat, tissue, and skin is removed. The resulting scars will typically be hidden under panty lines. A body lift can be combined with liposuction to help you achieve optimal body contouring results. The surgery is individualized so that incision length and pattern depend on each patient’s personal preferences to the amount and location of excess skin to be removed.
After the procedure, dressings and bandages may be applied to the incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your new contours as you heal. A return to normal, light activities will be possible as soon as you feel ready. In about 4-6 weeks, you can return to work aside from heavy lifting and rigorous exercise.
The results of your body lift will be visible almost immediately. It may take several months for your final result to fully develop and for the numbness to resolve. It may take a year or more for incision lines to refine to some degree. Although they are permanent, these scars are hidden by most clothing and swimsuits.
Risks Post-operative complications vary from patient to patient depending on age, life-style and medical history. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon’s instructions before and after the surgery.