Body Lift After Weight Loss in Oakland
Patients who have lost weight may notice loose, excess skin on the body, especially around the lower abdomen, buttocks, hips, and upper legs. While we congratulate you on your weight loss and on maintaining a stable weight, we understand that this excess skin can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. To help you feel more self-confident and to reveal your leaner, more toned body contour, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis are pleased to offer body lift surgery for weight loss patients.
What is a body lift?
Also called a belt lipectomy, a body lift is designed to remove excess skin and fat that exist on the body following weight loss. This skin and fat often remain after weight loss, even with regular exercise and a healthy diet. A body lift is a great option for removing this loose skin and excess fat to improve your appearance. The body lift surgery is not designed as a weight loss procedure, but rather as a way to enhance your body contours after weight loss.
During the body lift, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis remove excess skin and fat from the lower torso and upper legs. Depending on your specific needs, the body lift procedure may involve areas such as the belly, hips, back, buttocks, and thighs. Body lift surgery helps to tighten areas that appear saggy and remove excess, loose skin. Through this procedure, you can achieve an improved overall body contour with enhanced definition and shape.
What is the recovery period after a body lift?
The recovery period after a body lift procedure depends on which areas of the body were involved in the surgery, but you should generally expect a recovery period of about two weeks. During your consultation with Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis before your procedure, they will review the recovery period with you to ensure that you understand the entire process. Maintaining a stable body weight and exercising regularly will help you enjoy your new body contour for years to come. To ensure a speedy recovery, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis recommend that all of their patients engage in walking after surgery.
Other cosmetic surgery procedures Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis perform for weight loss patients
If you have lost a significant amount of weight, you may be interested in removing excess, loose skin to improve your appearance. In addition to a body lift, you may be interested in an arm lift, thigh lift, or breast lift following weight loss to enhance your body contours.
Booking a consultation with Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis are board-certified plastic surgeons experienced in performing body lift surgery and other procedures for patients after weight loss. Prior to your procedure, you will meet with them in a personalized consultation to discuss all of your desires and goals, we well as any questions or concerns you may have. During this consultation, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will review your treatment options and the steps of your chosen procedure, as well as ensure that you have realistic expectations.
For more information about a body lift after weight loss in Oakland, California, and to set up your consultation at our office, we invite you to contact us today.