In body lift surgery, Dr. Ku removes loose skin and tissue from the back, buttocks and abdomen. Most body lift patients have undergone major weight loss, causing problems with loose skin.
By removing the apron of loose skin covering your lower body, Dr. Ku can improve your figure and help complete your weight loss transformation. Here in Riverside, the body lift is one of many procedures available for body contouring after major weight loss.
Body Lift Surgery: Is it right for you?
To be considered a candidate for body lift, you should be at a stable body weight, in generally good health, and motivated to improve your appearance. The best candidates for body lift surgery are those who have experienced major weight loss. This is more common as people increasingly achieve their weight loss goals through physical fitness or bariatric surgery.
Before and After Body Lift in Riverside, CA
People who undergo body lift surgery typically need skin removed from the abdomen, back and buttocks. The hips and thighs often need to be addressed as well.
If you think a body lift may be right for you, a consultation is the next step. During a consultation with Dr. Ku in Riverside, you can discuss options for cosmetic surgery after weight loss. Dr. Ku will provide details about body lift surgery and its benefits, risks, goals and expected results. You will also have the opportunity to review body lift photos taken at our Riverside plastic surgery office.
What to Expect During Body Lift Surgery
During surgery, Dr. Ku works around the lower body, removing the apron of loose skin and tissue. The doctor uses techniques from the tummy tuck and butt lift.
The incisions are placed within natural skin folds, so post-surgical scars remain concealed as well as possible. Liposuction may also be used to remove localized areas of excess fat.
Recovery and Aftercare
Because the body lift is an extensive plastic surgery procedure, patients should plan for some recovery time. Dr. Ku will help you prepare for the recovery period by providing specific instructions before your surgery. Pain can be managed with prescription medication. Antibiotics are also prescribed, along with elastic compression garments that promote skin contraction.
There will be surgical drains in place for approximately one week after surgery. You'll need to postpone aerobic exercise and other rigorous activities for approximately six weeks. The result of the body lift is tighter, smoother skin on the tummy, buttocks and surrounding areas.
To Learn More: Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Joseph Ku
Are you ready to learn more about body lift surgery in Corona, Riverside, Murrieta, Redlands, Temecula, or Lake Elsinore, California? Contact the Riverside plastic surgery office of Dr. Joseph Ku, double board certified plastic surgeon located in the Inland Empire area. To get started, call 951-683-1166. When speaking with our office staff, ask to schedule a consultation for belt lipectomy.
Click here to learn more about a body lift in Riverside from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Dr. Ku is a member.