Following massive weight loss, patients may find they have accumulated excess skin in the tummy, butt and lower back. While this presents obvious cosmetic issues, it can also be a debilitating problem, leading to uncomfortable friction and unnecessary weight on the musculoskeletal system. A body lift, otherwise known as a belt lipectomy, is a great way to reconstruct the entire midsection so excess skin is completely eliminated.
BODY LIFT TREATMENT AREAS
As a procedure that gives your body a thorough overhaul, a body lift can positively affect many areas, including:
- The abdomen
- Your entire belt line, extending around to the hips and lower back
- The buttocks
- A sagging groin
- The thighs, including the outer thigh, inner thigh, or circumferentially
A BODY LIFT WITH DR. ESMAILIAN
Your body lift begins with a thorough consultation. Dr. Esmailian will ask about your goals and perform an examination to gain a professional understanding of the situation. During this time, he will make recommendations and take the time to answer any questions you may have. Dr. Esmailian makes it a priority to listen to his patients, ensuring he can provide exactly what they want. His goal is to deliver the best body lift surgery possibles.
As the first step of a body lift, Dr. Esmailian’s board-certified anesthesiologist will administer sedative medication for your comfort during the procedure. The type of sedative will be chosen based upon specifics regarding your body.
Next, Dr. Esmailian will make an incision according to the amount and location of skin to be removed. This incision pattern will be thoroughly discussed ahead of time so your scar expectations are accurate. In the case of a complete lower body lift, the incision will be circumferential around the entire midsection. This allows Dr. Esmailian to remove excess skin from the abdomen, hips and lower back all at once, restoring your physical contours to a youthful, toned appearance.
In some cases, a body lift is combined with liposuction to achieve your goals. In this case, Dr. Esmailian will also apply deep support sutures into the underlying tissues. This will help shape the ideal contours for your body.
Next, Dr. Esmailian will close the incisions with precise suture techniques designed to minimize scarring.
The results of a body lift are dramatic and visible on an immediate basis. The results will continue to improve as your body heals and the skin adjusts to the new contours.
At the office of Dr. Esmailian, we are committed to delivering the best body lift surgery possible. This is done by listening to our patients and taking every action to meet their goals. Call us today to find out more about a body lift in our Orange County office.