Saber Plastic Surgery

Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring and Lift

Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring and Lift

Massive weight loss body contouring also referred to as a body lift after a major weight loss, is a surgery that deals with excess fat and skin while improving the shape and tone of the underlying tissue. This procedure is performed when individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, usually due to a successful bariatric surgery or a diet and exercise plan, are in better health but left with skin and tissues that will not conform to the body’s newly reduced size. In the procedure, the plastic surgeon removes sagging or weak skin for a more toned appearance and greater comfort. Depending on the patient’s needs, a body lift could be combined with other surgeries as appropriate.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sepideh Saber brings great sensitivity and her unique perspective to all of her work. She has the empathy to understand the special challenges associated with achieving a major weight loss, as well as the knowledge and ability to produce outstanding outcomes for all kinds of procedures, including body contouring following a massive weight loss.

Benefits

Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring and Lift

  • Removes sagging skin
  • Improves shape of supporting tissues
  • Enhances comfort
  • Provides smoother contours

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Q&A

Is massive weight loss body contouring for you?

To qualify for a body contouring procedure, patients should be at or near their ideal and stabilized weight, as well as being in good general health. Body lift candidates should understand that the procedure may result in visible scarring though every effort will be made to place incisions in less conspicuous locations and scars tend to fade over time. As with all treatments, patients should have realistic expectations about the surgery. A patient must also be healthy enough to tolerate the procedure. Because every patient’s situation differs, the only way to be sure if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saber.

What procedures are included in body contouring?

Patients are typically most concerned with obtaining skin removal surgery post weight loss but there is more to body contouring than simply getting rid of excess skin. Every case is different but a post-weight loss body lift often includes various combinations of the following procedures:

  • Tummy Tuck
  • Circumferential Abdominoplasty
  • Lower Body Lift
  • Chest Wall Reshaping and Upper Body Lift
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction with Lift
  • Breast Augmentation with Lift
  • Arm Lift
  • Thigh Lift of the inner and/or outer thighs)
  • Back Lift
  • Buttock Lift
  • Groin Lift, also known as Pubic Lift or Monsplasty
  • Facelift
  • Neck Lift
What is the recovery process like?

Following your surgery, you will need to wear bandages as well as temporary drainage tubes to remove excess fluids. Depending on the procedures you have had, for a period of weeks following the procedures you may need to avoid bending, standing fully upright, or any position that causes strain for several weeks. More explicit instructions will be provided before and after your procedure by Dr. Saber and her team.

Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeover

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Dr. Saber

For a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena areas, call Dr. Saber today at the number found on your screen or get in touch with our office through our contact page.