A body lift surgery, otherwise known as a belt lipectomy, can treat loose skin and tissue present on your abdomen, buttocks and thighs. Significant loose skin and tissue is usually present following the success of major weight loss. By removing this bothersome apron of loose skin, Torrance plastic surgeon Dr. Khattab can improve your figure and reveal the full extent of your weight loss.
Body lift surgery is one of many body contouring procedures performed after major weight loss. If you’re ready to take the next step, Dr. Khattab would be happy to provide you with additional details during a one-on-one consultation.
A body lift is a versatile procedure that can be adjusted to address your trouble areas. It can also be combined with other body contouring procedures to achieve full body improvements. Hygiene issues, physical discomfort, excess fat and conditions related to poor tissue elasticity can be resolved with body lift surgery.
The best candidates for a body lift are healthy and possess a stable, healthy weight. Women considering future pregnancies may want to postpone body lift surgery until they are finished having children. The best way to determine if body lift surgery in Torrance, CA is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khattab.
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for body lift surgery, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as an in-depth discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Khattab determine if body lift surgery is the best option available for you.
Surgery: A body lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. Your surgery may take several hours, depending on the extent. Dr. Khattab will begin by making a belt-like incision above your outer thighs and buttocks. The skin will be separated from the underlying tissue. Excess skin and fat will be removed and underlying tissue will be reshaped. An additional horizontal incision will be made on your lower abdomen and around your navel. Through these incisions, Dr. Khattab will be able to reshape, tighten or remove excess tissue before closing the incisions.
Recovery: In most cases, you should be able to return home the same day of surgery. However, you will need the assistance of a friend or family member. Initial healing will include some swelling, bruising and discomfort. You will be provided with compression garments and oral medication to manage your pain. Recovery times vary, but you should be able to resume light physical activity in 2-3 weeks. More strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.
Results: A body lift procedure is capable of addressing multiple problem areas in a single operation. The final results will be both functional and cosmetic. Heavy folds of skin will be reduced and the underlying structures that support fat and skin will be tightened. The final results of your procedure may take several months to develop. It is important to note that permanent scarring is inevitable. Your scars will appear raised and pigmented, gradually fading and flattening over the course of 12-18 months.
If you’re ready to learn more about body lift surgery, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.