If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight due to dieting, exercising or the lifestyle changing commitment that comes with gastric bypass surgery, congratulations! As a plastic surgeon serving Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood, Dr. Bruno of William Bruno Plastic Surgery knows that losing a large amount of weight is never easy, no matter how you get it done. Dr. Bruno also knows that, while you may be happier with the number you see on the scale after losing a life-changing amount of weight, you might not be so pleased with the appearance you see in the mirror, as people who lose tremendous amounts of weight are often left with loose, sagging skin throughout their body. Wanting to help you look as great as you feel inside, Dr. Bruno offers patients a body-altering procedure called a body lift.
What Is A Body Lift?
For patients and beyond, a body lift offers a total transformation of your lower torso and upper legs, including reshaping your:
- Inner and Outer Thighs;
- Buttocks, and/or
How is a Body Lift Performed?
During a body lift procedure, plastic surgeon Dr. Bruno makes an incisions that goes all around your waistline. You can think of this incision like a belt, although Dr. Bruno is careful to hide the incision in your underwear line to reduce its visibility when you are wearing swimwear or other abdomen showing attire.
After the belt-like incision is made around your waist, Dr. Bruno gets to work by removing excess skin from your problem areas including your abdomen, pubic area, love handles, buttocks and outer thighs. Depending on your unique body shape and body lift needs, Dr. Bruno may also perform liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits.
The body lift procedure Dr. Bruno performs near Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood is considered a major surgery. You will receive general anesthesia for your procedure, which will last approximately 4 to 6 hours. Also, due to the significant amount of work being done, you will likely require an overnight hospital stay for observation. Don’t worry. This is a routine practice and is done to ensure your complete and total safety, as well as to help manage your pain in the early hours after your body lift.
Recovering from a Body Lift
As you can imagine, recovering from a plastic surgery procedure like a body lift takes time. Most patients will need to take at least one to two weeks off of work to recover. And while rest is important, don’t take it too easy. It is important that you get on your feet and walk as soon as you are able to in order to avoid blood clots in your lower extremities.
Often times, body lift patients desire additional, complementary procedures to give them the overall look they desire. For safety reasons, these surgeries, such as an arm lift, tummy tuck, breast lift or breast augmentation, are typically performed at a later date.
Learning More about Body Lifts
If you’re a weight loss patient who is finally at your goal weight, but unhappy with the way your loose and excess skin has settled on your body, then you may want to think about getting a total body transformation through a body lift. To better understand the pros of the procedure, as well as how it is performed and whether or not you are a candidate for this surgery, we recommend speaking with Dr. Bruno himself.
William Bruno Plastic Surgery is located at the border of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, and we are easy to reach from Hollywood. To schedule your body lift consultation today, call Dr. Bruno’s office at (310) 461-3855 or contact our team online today!