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  • Jun 30, 2015 • Dr. Johan Brahme

    The staff was very friendly & informative & made us feel very comfortable & listened to what I wanted my outcome to look like & did exactly that. I was very happy with the results &...

  • Jun 30, 2015 • Dr. Lori H. Saltz

    Dr. Saltz and Nurse Ruth spent a lot of time with me answering questions and offering pertinent information regarding options for my revision. Their patient care is very apparent,...

  • Jun 27, 2015 • Dr. Lori H. Saltz

    The staff was extremely informative and helpful. Dr. Saltz really took the time to get to know what was important to me for both look and feel of my best augmentation. I felt like I...

Body Lift After Weight Loss

You may be a candidate in San Diego for a body lift if you have excess body skin (frequently due to significant weight loss or post gastric bypass surgery). The intended result of a body lift is a smoother, flatter abdomen and buttock tightening, diminishing of thigh cellulite and removal of back rolls or excess back skin.

The Body Lift Procedure

Body Lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia either within the hospital or in an outpatient surgery center. Although the surgical sequence varies depending on the needs of each patient, we will usually treat the belly first, by removing the excess skin from the belly button down to the pubic area. The abdominal wall muscle, which is deep under the skin and fat of the belly, is then tightened. The fat and skin above the belly button is then stretched down to the pubic area and sutured in place. A new opening is made to allow the belly button to be brought through, to its correct position.

Next, the patient is turned to the side and the excess skin and fat from the side to the mid back is removed. This part of the operation reduces and lifts the outer thighs. As the skin and fat are removed from the back, the back rolls are reduced and the buttocks are lifted.

Recovery from Body Lift

The body lift can be one of the more uncomfortable procedures, and probably requires a substantial amount of recovery time. One to three days care in the hospital or skilled nursing care facility is usually indicated.

Please call La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, San Diego, at (858) 452-1981 for more information on our cosmetic surgery procedures, including body lift plastic surgery in San Diego.

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