Is body lift necessary in my case to remove all of my excess skin and have a flat tummy? Do I need liposuction? (Photo)
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Body contouring after weight loss
Congratulations on your weight loss! Although a physical exam is required to give you any meaningful advice, given your weight loss and your photos, I would likely suggest a circumferential body lift first. A common first line of attack for patients who have lost weight is a body lift procedure. Most plastic surgeons refer to a body lift as a circumferential body lift = belt lipectomy = lower body lift. This procedure is essentially 3 procedures in one: extended tummy tuck + waist/lateral thigh lift + buttock lift. Please visit with a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has extensive experience in body contouring after weight loss to learn more about your options.
Is body lift necessary in my case to remove all of my excess skin and have a flat tummy? Do I need liposuction?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Beverly Hills, CA
A body lift surgery is designed to remove excess fat and sagging skin flaps, smoothing and tightening your upper arms, abdomen, thighs and buttocks and improving your body image and self-confidence. Due to the extensive nature of this surgical procedure, it is imperative that body lift patients be in good health, at a stable weight and willing to follow all pre-operative instructions to prepare for body lift; a body lift surgery is often performed in multiple stages to ensure patient safety and the best possible outcome to the patient's cosmetic goals.
I recommend scheduling a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your cosmetic goals and how best to achieve them.
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