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Body Lift in San Diego, CA

Losing weight is an accomplishment, whether from diet and exercise or bariatric surgery (such as gastric bypass surgery). However, after losing significant weight or having multiple pregnancies, many women and men are left with unsightly sagging skin and pockets of stubborn fat.

Body lift surgery is one of the most comprehensive cosmetic procedures patients undergo after dramatic weight loss, and it can help them achieve the body contours they desire while improving their sense of confidence and self-esteem.

Dr. Munish Batra of Coastal Plastic Surgeons in San Diego are dedicated to helping their patients by creating individualized body lift treatments.

What Can a Body Lift Achieve?

Remove Excess & Sagging Skin

Weight loss can cause sagging skin around the body, keeping women and men from enjoying their weight-loss results. With a body lift, sagging skin is removed so patients can achieve a trimmed and toned appearance. Get ready to show off your results at the beach or out on the town.

Remove Stubborn Fat

While much of the fat may be gone after significant weight loss, stubborn pockets still exist. Because this fat is generally resistant to diet and exercise, sometimes the only way to eliminate it is with a cosmetic procedure. A body lift removes subcutaneous fat to help you achieve the physique you desire.

Full Body Transformation

Aesthetic concerns are not limited to one part of the body. A full body lift corrects various areas with laxity, including the midsection (tummy, hips, and flanks), back, thighs, and buttocks. Because this procedure treats the body’s circumference, you can anticipate complete, natural-looking results.

What Does Body Lift Surgery Involve?

At Coastal Plastic Surgeons in San Diego, California, you can expect to be treated with the utmost attention and care by our board-certified plastic surgeons, who put your safety and results at the forefront of everything they do.

Your San Diego Body Lift Consultation

You will meet with Dr. Batra to discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals prior to your surgery. Your cosmetic surgeon will evaluate your condition and create a customized surgical plan for your specific needs. You can also ask any questions you may have about the procedure and recovery.

Your Body Lift Procedure

Body lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia is administered, your surgeon will make the necessary incision on your midsection, just above the pubic area. This incision generally extends around to the back, although the length of the incision depends on the amount and location of your sagging skin.

Liposuction surgery will treat the remaining fat before the underlying tissues are tightened, and excess skin is removed.

If you require correction on your thighs and/or buttocks, additional incisions will be made in those areas, the tissue will be tightened, and unwanted skin will be removed.

Once the skin removal is complete, your cosmetic surgeon will close the incisions, and you will be ready to start your recovery.

Can I Combine My Body Lift With Other Cosmetic Surgeries?

Many women combine their body lift with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a more dramatic and complete transformation. Some of these procedures include breast lift surgery (mastopexy) and arm lift surgery (brachioplasty). You can discuss combination procedures with your surgeon during your consultation.

Some Common Concerns About Body Lift Surgery

How Much Does Body Lift Surgery Cost in San Diego, CA?

Because a body lift is customizable, the cost varies with each patient. You will receive an accurate cost estimate for your body lift after you consult with our surgeons.

Coastal Plastic Surgeons offers excellent financing options, including ALPHAEON® and CareCredit®. These companies provide a variety of repayment options.

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What Is Recovery From a Body Lift Like?

After your body lift, you can expect significant swelling and bruising in the surgical areas and will feel tired and sore. These side effects will dissipate within the next few weeks, and medication can be taken to alleviate any pain.

It is important to follow all your post-operative instructions, including resting your body comfortably, taking your medications, eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding strenuous activities. You will also need to wear your prescribed compression garment, which helps improve your recovery and results. Taking slow walks will help improve your blood circulation, which can assist in your recovery.

You will need someone to help you during the first 24 to 48 hours after your procedure, especially if you have children or pets.

Most patients can return to work after three to four weeks, depending on their job. At your follow-up appointment, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your recovery and clear you to return to your daily activities.

When Will I See My Final Body Lift Results?

While you will immediately notice improvements, the swelling, bruising, and compression garment can hide your results. As the swelling dissipates over time, you will be able to see more noticeable improvements. Most patients see their final results several months after their procedure.

Once your results are finalized, you can look forward to having a slimmer, more toned body that you’ll be excited to show off to the world.

How Painful Is Body Lift Surgery?

Your body lift will be performed under general anesthesia, so you will not feel pain or discomfort during the procedure. You can take prescription or over-the-counter medications to alleviate discomfort during your recovery. However, contact Coastal Plastic Surgeons immediately if you experience prolonged or increased pain.

Will I Have Scars After My Body Lift?

Because a body lift is an extensive surgical procedure, scars are inevitable; however, most patients feel that the results of their body lift outweigh the resulting scars. Your plastic surgeon will do everything possible to make the incisions in inconspicuous locations on your body so that scars can be concealed with undergarments and clothing. Scars will fade over time.

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Body Lift FAQ

Will a body lift help me lose weight?

While you may lose a few pounds during your body lift (from removing excess skin), a body lift is not weight loss surgery. You should already be at or near your ideal weight and have maintained that weight for several months before undergoing a body lift.

Am I a candidate for a body lift?

If you have recently undergone significant weight loss and are frustrated with the resulting loose and sagging skin, a body lift may be right for you. At your consultation, Dr. Batra will evaluate your condition to determine if a body lift is best for you.

How long will my body lift take?

Body lift surgery can take anywhere from four to eight hours to complete. The length of your surgery will depend on various factors, including the number of target areas and the extent of correction needed.

How long will I need to wear my compression garment?

Most patients must wear their compression garments for at least six weeks. During your follow-up appointment, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your recovery and advise when you can stop wearing the garment.

How long will my body lift results last?

Your body lift results are permanent; however, an unhealthy lifestyle can minimize or erase your results. Eating a balanced diet and regularly exercising will prolong your stunning results.

Are there any risks associated with a body lift?

Though rare, as with any plastic surgery procedure, there is a chance of complications with body lift surgery. Along with bruising, swelling, discomfort, and scarring after your procedure, some complications associated with this procedure include:
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Change in skin contour
  • Seroma

San Diego Body Lift | Coastal Plastic Surgeons

As a leader in his field, Dr. Batra is a board-certified plastic surgeon committed to treating his patients with respect, compassion, and the highest level of care. He was Named Top Plastic Surgeon by the San Diego County Medical Society.

Dr. Batra’s experience and bedside manner help reduce the anxiety some patients feel when undergoing cosmetic surgery. This can help make their body lift experience positive from beginning to end.

If you would like more information on body lift surgery in San Diego, California, call (858) 365-3558 to speak with one of our team members and schedule your consultation.