Many people who have undergone gastric bypass or another weight loss surgery find that loose skin around their lower body can be a problem. At Kaufman Plastic Surgery, we offer Sacramento men and women a way to get rid of that excess skin and complete their cosmetic transformation with a body lift.
Please call us at 916-983-9895 to schedule an appointment and visit our Folsom, CA plastic surgery office in person.
Why Choose Us
- A recognized name in post weight loss body contouring, Kaufman Plastic Surgery specializes in helping men and women accentuate their weight loss success with cosmetic procedures like the lower body lift.
- We’ve established a website dedicated to life after obesity to provide you with the resources you need to make the best decisions for your physical and emotional health at every stage of your weight loss journey. Many of our patients especially enjoy reading personal success stories of others who have transformed their bodies and their lives.
- We believe in forming positive, long-term relationships, not just with our patients but with our peers. Most of our office and support staff members have been with us for several years, and we’ve worked with the same group of anesthesiologists since the earliest days of our practice.
What to Expect
A lower body lift combines a tummy tuck with a circumferential thigh and buttock lift. By combining procedures, a lower body lift can treat the entire lower body, from the lower thighs to the bottom of the ribs—the biggest problem area following weight loss—all in a single surgery.
In some patients, excess skin and fat are present not only in the abdominal area, but also around the love handles and the back. A lower body lift can remedy this problem, eliminating excess skin and contouring the body as it tightens the tummy and lifts the buttocks and thighs.
The best candidate for a lower body lift is healthy, has achieved his or her desired weight loss and has been stable at that weight for at least several months. Even if you’ve lost weight on your own without gastric bypass surgery, you may be a candidate for a lower body lift.
Because body contouring following weight loss can require multiple procedures performed at different times, it’s important to discuss your appearance goals with Dr. Kaufman. From there, you can work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that can help bring out the best in your slimmer new body.
Preparing for Your Lower Body Lift
The lower body lift procedure takes anywhere from 4 to 6 hours, depending on the level of correction needed. Patients often choose to have the lower body lift done in conjunction with brachioplasty (an arm lift) or another post weight loss body contouring procedure, which can increase the time spent in the operating room.
Recovery & Results
Recovery from a lower body lift takes about 3 weeks, with full recuperation in about 2 months. The final result can be a great complement to your weight loss, whether your target weight was accomplished through natural means or through bariatric and weight loss surgery.
Many men and women feel more committed to maintaining their newly healthy lifestyle after undergoing a lower body lift or other body contouring procedures. Perhaps most importantly, though, is the significant improvement in quality of life that so many patients experience after surgery.
Please call us at 916-983-9895 to schedule an appointment or request a consultation online.