After weight loss whether it is through dieting or bariatric surgery, individuals can be left with large amounts of stretched, sagging skin.
These collections of sagging skin can disturb the body’s shape and natural figure. Many times, sagging skin can be a problem for hygiene and mobility. Dr. Bachelor offers body contouring and body lift as a set of surgical procedures to restore a person’s natural figure.
Many people who have experienced dramatic weight loss do not anticipate the result of stretched skin on different areas of the body like the stomach, thighs, arms, and buttocks. A body lift is an ideal choice to address this issue and help you regain your natural shape.
Dr. Bachelor has performed more than 10,000 rejuvenation procedures and is recognized as one of the nation’s top plastic surgeons. With a primary focus on the experience and care of each patient, Dr. Bachelor and his highly-trained staff are happy to talk you through any questions you may have about body contouring and body lift after massive weight loss.
- 1 The “Finishing Touch” on Your Weight Loss
- 2 What is a Body Lift?
- 3 Benefits of Body Lift
- 4 The Procedure
- 5 Body Lift Results
- 6 Recovery
- 7 Cost of Body Lift in East Bay
- 8 Consultation – Learn More
- 9 FAQs
- 9.1 How long should I wait after weight loss to schedule a body lift?
- 9.2 What happens if I lose more weight after my procedure?
- 9.3 How much will my insurer cover?
- 9.4 What areas of the body can be treated with Body lift?
- 9.5 Will liposuction be able to achieve the same results as a body lift?
- 9.6 Is body lift and body contouring performed all at once?
The “Finishing Touch” on Your Weight Loss
The rising popularity of medically-assisted weight loss procedures like the sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band, or gastric balloon, have led to the need for after weight loss procedures.
A body lift procedure is a “finishing touch” type of treatment that helps patients accomplish their ideal body goals. Although losing large amounts of weight can be a huge boon to your overall health, many patients also wish to have a natural, healthy appearance.
What is a Body Lift?
Body lift and body contouring are normally two separate procedures that, when combined, deliver beautiful, sleek results! Body contouring often refers to treatments such as liposuction that addresses fat deposits on the body.
Body Lifting procedures are the perfect way to improve your shape, as well as greatly improve your self-confidence. To find out if you’re a good candidate, we recommend a consultation. Visit our Bay Area office in Pleasanton or Danville, CA, and come prepared to discuss your health, goals for surgery, and expectations.
Benefits of Body Lift
- Remove loose skin
- Long term results
- Relief from skin rashes, hygiene issues
- Reshaping of the body helps to normalize appearance
- Improved self-confidence
When the body dramatically changes its due to weight gain or pregnancy, the skin stretches to adapt to fit. The degree that skin is able to stretch varies between individuals based on your skin’s elasticity. People with poor skin elasticity are more likely to develop stretch marks and loose, sagging skin. However, even those who have good skin elasticity may develop large amounts of excess sagging skin if it is caused by rapid and dramatic weight loss.
Body lift and complementing body contouring procedures are the perfect way to correct stretched, loose skin and restore your smooth, tight physique!
Your skin’s ability to return to a tight or taut appearance is directly related to your skin’s elasticity. Unfortunately, there are few if any surface treatments that you can apply to dramatically improve skin elasticity. Issues such as aging, smoking, stress, and alcohol are also detrimental to skin elasticity.
Additional dieting and exercise will do very little to address loose, sagging skin or improve skin elasticity. Losing even more weight can even cause loose, sagging skin to appear worse.
Body lifting and contouring treatments are not limited to one area of the body, but rather a comprehensive series of procedures that tighten up areas like the thighs, tummy, back, butt, arms and also the face. The general goal is to address loose folds of skin that happen as a result of major weight loss.
By tightening the skin and removing small areas of isolated fat, we can significantly improve a patient’s appearance, comfort level and quality of life.
Lifting procedures include abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, torsoplasty, thighplasty, neck lift, butt lift surgery and more. These procedures are often paired with liposuction to achieve slim, ideal contours. Surgeries can be combined in a single operation, which is typically done with a general anesthetic. Incisions are placed in natural folds of skin, so surgical scars can be concealed as well as possible.
Body Lift Results
The final results of a body lift and contouring treatment will be a leaner, proportionate figure.
Excess, sagging skin is noticeably reduced right away, but the final results of the procedure will not become obvious until healing is complete.
Depending on the type of areas treated and where they are located on the body, the surgical procedures may be parsed into two or more sessions. The details of your treatment plan will be determined in your personal consultation.
Patients experience improved mobility and greater self-confidence in their overall appearance after treatment.
After one or more body contouring surgeries, you can expect some discomfort, swelling and bruising for several weeks. Prescription paid medication will help you manage discomfort during recovery, and you will likely wear a special elastic garment to minimize swelling. Most patients return to work and other daily activities within two to four weeks, while more demanding activities are postponed for several weeks longer.
Immediate results are evident after body contouring, but it will take much longer before you can appreciate the final results.
Body lift procedures includes some extensive surgical procedures, which always present a degree of risk and uncertainty. Potential adverse events include infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, noticeable scarring, poor healing, prolonged swelling, numbness and blood clots. During your consultation here in the Bay Area, we’ll discuss these risks and other details about safety, so you can make an educated decision about cosmetic surgery after your weight loss.
Cost of Body Lift in East Bay
Body lift and contouring is a highly personalized treatment and requires a tailored approach. Dr. Bachelor provides each treatment according to the ideal goals of the patient and the technique that is most appropriate for their anatomy. In some cases, a body lift may be considered medically necessary and be covered by insurance. The inclusion of additional treatments will also impact the final cost of body lift treatment. Each patient will receive a customized treatment package after their consultation.
Consultation – Learn More
If you’re interested in body lift and body contouring, we encourage you to visit our plastic surgery office in the East Bay Area for a personal consultation. Our kind, and respectful staff will treat you like family, while plastic surgeon Dr. Bachelor provides excellent body contouring results. During a consultation, we can answer your questions and discuss the post-bariatric treatment options that interest you.
During your consultation, you’ll be able to bring up any and all concerns you have about the procedure. Together, you and Dr. Bachelor will discuss your health, personal goals, and expectations for the procedure. After a physical examination, you’ll be walked through each step of the procedure. The goal of the consultation is to leave you feeling comfortable and confident in your treatment choices. If there are better treatment options that will suit your goals and body, Dr. Bachelor will also discuss those with you.
Every treatment provided is suited to the individual and what will achieve the best results possible.
We see patients from all over California and the U.S. Many of our patients come from the San Francisco Bay area, but also as from the Tri valley area and beyond, including Lafayette, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose.
Call our Danville or our Pleasanton office at 925-462-3700 to schedule your visit today.
How long should I wait after weight loss to schedule a body lift?
We recommend waiting at least a year after major weight loss or bariatric surgery to ensure you are at a stable weight.
What happens if I lose more weight after my procedure?
Ideal patients should be at a stable weight, within a close range of their healthy recommended BMI.
How much will my insurer cover?
Our staff will coordinate with you and your insurer to determine if the cost of treatment can be covered.
What areas of the body can be treated with Body lift?
Body lift treatments can be tailored to remove excess skin from the lower body, midsection, chest, back, arms and breasts.
Will liposuction be able to achieve the same results as a body lift?
Liposuction will not effectively reduce excess, sagging skin. Only surgical treatments such as a body lift or tummy tuck type of treatments are able to significantly reduce drooping skin.
Is body lift and body contouring performed all at once?
Depending on the amount of excess skin on the patient, the procedure may be scheduled across multiple sessions to address different areas of the body.