Rancho Cucamonga Body Lift After Weight Loss
We’ve helped numerous patients from Rancho Cucamonga and beyond complete their weight loss journey with expertly performed body lift surgery and compassionate care
Unfortunately, a person’s body transformation does not always end once excess weight has been lost. Sagging areas of excess skin are often left behind, which can be embarrassing or even physically uncomfortable. This can be a tough period for anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight—it’s easy to assume that everything will be wonderful once you’ve reached your goals and disappointing when you still feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your body.
Skin that has been “stretched” beyond its natural capacity will never just bounce back on it’s own, no matter how many toning exercises you do or specialty creams you apply. But that doesn’t mean you will forever be plagued by heavy, hanging skin that chafes and makes it difficult to find clothes that fit correctly.
Body lift surgery after weight loss can help you enjoy the results of your hard work by removing the excess skin to improve your body proportions, highlight your slimmer physique, and help you feel more comfortable and confident day to day.
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Is a body lift right for you?
If you are struggling with excess skin after having lost a large amount of weight naturally or through weight loss surgery, you may be a good candidate for a post-bariatric body lift. The goal of the body lift is not to address excess fat; ideal candidates will be at or near their ideal weight before surgery.
The only way to truly determine if a body lift is right and safe for you is to meet with an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Haiavy or Dr. Tower. Your surgeon will examine your areas of concern and talk to you about your goals. Because there are a number of conditions associated with being overweight that can complicate surgery, be prepared to be open and honest about your medical history before moving forward.
A body lift can help treat areas that are affected by loose skin, including the:
- Abdomen or hips
Other procedures may be combined with a body lift for enhanced results, such as a breast lift with or without implants to address a droopy appearance or facial rejuvenation to reduce sagging skin.
What happens during a body lift?
When you come in for your consultation with Dr. Haiavy or Dr. Tower, they will listen to your expectations and observe your body to develop a treatment plan unique to your condition. The pattern and length of the incision required for your surgery will be based on the amount of excess skin you need removed as well as its location.
With a full lower body lift, a circumferential incision will be made around your body (sitting at about waist level) to remove a belt of the loose skin. Dr. Haiavy or Dr. Tower can then carefully tighten the underlying tissue and repair the abdominal wall before pulling the skin tight and closing your incisions to achieve a smooth, tighter contour.
Recovery from your procedure will depend on the extent of your surgery. It will take time for bruising and swelling to fade, however you will notice the beautiful changes in the shape of your body almost instantly.
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