After rapidly losing a significant amount of weight, whether from bariatric surgery or other method, it is common to experience areas of sagging, loose skin. It is also common that, despite your best efforts, stubborn deposits of fat will persist, creating unsightly problem areas.
Fortunately, fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Miller offers body lift surgery for excess skin removal from weight loss.
If you are displeased with your appearance following massive weight loss, contact Orange County Cosmetic Surgery today online or at 714-379-9777 to arrange your free consultation with Dr. Miller. Our office in Huntington Beach welcomes patients from throughout California, including Orange County, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach.
What Is a Body Lift?
More than a single treatment, the term “body lift” refers to a combination of surgical procedures performed to address a variety of aesthetic concerns on the body, particularly after dramatic weight loss. Body lifts are performed to tighten skin, eliminate diet-and-exercise-resistant fat, and create a sculpted, attractive physique.
A body lift may include any of the following procedures:
- Tummy tuck: Tightens abdominal muscles and removes loose, excess skin
- Liposuction: Eliminates stubborn fat deposits
- Arm lift: Reduces fat and tightens sagging skin in the upper arms
- Thigh lift: Reduces fat and sagging skin in the upper legs
- Butt lift: Enhances the size, shape, and projection of the buttocks
- Breast reduction: Reduces breast size and shape to match your frame
In some cases, facial procedures, such as neck lifts, are performed to complete a patient’s aesthetic transformation. The procedures included in your body lift will depend entirely on your unique goals, concerns, and frame. Dr. Miller will work closely with you to design a customized treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you.
Benefits Of a Body Lift
Body lifts offer a wealth of unique benefits to patients who have recently undergone significant weight loss, such as:
- Increased stamina and energy
- Reduction of sagging skin
- Reduced skin irritation and chafing
- Improved personal hygiene
- Better fit in everyday clothing, eveningwear, and swimwear
- Improved self-image and increased self-confidence
Am I a Good Body Lift Candidate?
It is important in any surgical procedure to establish a patient’s candidacy for surgery to ensure the safety and effectiveness of treatment. During your initial consultation with Dr. Miller, he will assess your current physical state as well as your medical history. This is especially important in the case of a body lift, in which multiple procedures are necessary to achieve your unique goals.
Generally speaking, good body lift candidates:
- Are in good overall health
- Are at a stable, healthy weight
- Do not have medical conditions that could inhibit healing
- Are not taking blood-thinning medication
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations for outcomes
The list above is a general overview of candidacy and not intended to take the place of a personal consultation with Dr. Miller at our office. When meeting with Dr. Miller, he will thoroughly evaluate your candidacy and explain all of your treatment options.
What is the Recovery for a Body Lift?
Since no two patients or body lifts are exactly the same, your recovery will depend on the procedures you choose and the amount of work that is done. Generally, you should expect to take a week or two off from work if possible to focus on a safe and healthy recuperation. You should avoid strenuous physical activity until you have fully recovered, which can take approximately four to six weeks.
Prior to your body lift, Dr. Miller will provide you with detailed pre and postoperative instructions, and carefully explain what to expect after surgery. He will continue to monitor your recovery and results over a series of scheduled follow-up appointments.
Why Choose Dr. Miller for Your Body Lift?
Orange County Cosmetic Surgery’s founder, Dr. Anthony Miller, has worked to ensure you receive a signature experience under his care, centered on your safety, satisfaction, and exquisite results.
In addition to his experience and expertise, Dr. Miller is committed to providing compassionate, patient-focused care. He will work closely with you to ensure your unique goals are understood and your procedure matches your individual needs.
We invite you to review our before and after gallery to see examples of Dr. Miller’s outstanding results.
Schedule Your Free Body Lift Consultation Today
If you live in or around Huntington Beach, Orange County, Costa Mesa or Newport Beach and would like to learn more about how Dr. Miller can help you improve your appearance following bariatric weight loss surgery or other dramatic weight loss method, call Orange County Cosmetic Surgery today at 714-379-9777 to schedule your complimentary consultation.