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Lift Sagging Skin to Complete Your Transformation

Men like you who have undergone extreme weight loss may experience the unwanted appearance of sagging skin on their abdomen, buttocks, thighs or arms. This can make all of the hard work you’ve done to achieve your slim figure seem worthless, as flabby skin covers all of your well-earned results. The body lift is a procedure that can lift and tighten loose skin to create a contoured appearance

Dr. Joshua Korman will qualify you for body lift surgery at your personal consultation in one of his Bay Area offices. Contact Dr. Korman to set your appointment in Silicon Valley, California, so that the two of you might discuss your candidacy for the body lift. Call 408-831-6229 at your earliest convenience.

What Is a Body Lift?

A body lift is a skin-tightening surgery for your entire torso. The particulars of the procedure will vary depending on your cosmetic goals. A body lift usually begins with a circumferential incision so that Dr. Korman can remove excess skin and fat along your trunk. The tissue will then be redraped to flatter the shape of your rejuvenated body. It is quite common for Dr. Korman to perform liposuction in tandem with the body lift to remove excess fat in addition to bothersome saggy skin.[1]

Keep up with the Korman Plastic Surgery blog to learn more about all of our transformative procedures.  

What Does a Full Body Lift Include?

What Does a Full Body Lift Include?

A body lift is a combination of procedures designed to tighten loose skin that hangs about the body in the wake of massive weight loss. Men who have undergone bariatric surgery often suffer both the physical pain and the stinging indignity of excess flesh that gathers in folds at the upper and lower body. As a tailor cuts a fine suit to exactly fit your frame, Dr. Joshua Korman will alter your very contours so that you can feel comfortable in your own skin again.[2] 

The following procedures may comprise some aspects of your ideal body lift

Tummy Tuck 

Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure to tighten loose skin around the belly. Subsequent to significant weight loss, the abdominal area can be particularly problematic. After losing 100 pounds or more, embarrassing loose skin at the stomach may resemble a deflated balloon. The tummy tuck by Dr. Korman gives patients a chance to remove their excess skin and create a toned appearance for their stomach.

Thigh Lift

The downward forces of gravity mean that the lower body becomes a particular point of focus in post-bariatric body contouring. The Thigh Lift and the Inner Thigh Lift procedures will capture the accordion folds of loose skin that tend to pool at the upper legs. Toss out those baggy pants from the ‘90s. Be the guy in skinny jeans with a thigh lift by Dr. Korman. 

Arm Lift 

Where’s the beach? Point the way to your contoured new look with a physique-flattering Arm Lift (brachioplasty) for your upper body. Both age and weight loss can leave the skin at the arms lax and flabby. No guy wants a pair of batwings hanging from their biceps! Dr. Korman will pull your excess skin taught around your musculature. Brachioplasty sculpts the arm and creates a toned appearance that revitalizes its entire shape. 

Liposuction

While liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure per se, it can remove excess pockets of stubborn fat that may stand in the way of your triumphant transformation. Dr. Korman might recommend that you include liposuction with your comprehensive body lift so that he can better sculpt your torso in accordance with your aesthetic strategy. Dr. Korman performs SmartLipo and VASER Liposculpture at his plastic surgery practice. In SmartLipo, laser technology liquefies your lipid lumps for easy aspiration. VASER employs resonant sound vibration toward similar ends: to loosen fat pockets prior to their vacuum removal.     

Your Personal Consultation with Dr. Korman

Dr. Joshua Korman is a leader and an innovator in the plastic surgery space. His modern Mountain View office will put you at ease while you discuss your aesthetic goals with the doctor. Many men feel out of their element in the world of cosmetic medicine, but Dr. Korman is a consummate professional. His experience and vast knowledge will affirm your confidence in the fact that you made the right choice. After a brief physical examination and a review of your medical history, Dr. Korman will qualify you for the body lift procedure. 

Contact Dr. Korman’s office to schedule your personal consultation. Call 408-831-6229.

Procedure

body lift procedure

We will set your surgery date following your face-to-face consultation. Dr. Korman shall determine if he is to perform your body lift as a single procedure, or if he would prefer to operate in staggered stages. Because a body lift can be fairly complex, you may have to commit to a short hospital stay.

The surgery itself can last around five hours. You will be under general anesthesia while Dr. Korman excises excess fat and skin from your upper and lower body. He will then pull your skin taut so it can conform to your form. With Dr. Korman’s help, your birthday suit will be the best fitting suit you own.   

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Body Lift?

There are four weeks of downtime following a body lift. It is an extensive surgery that targets both your upper and lower body. You should take great care to ensure that you avoid complications by following Dr. Korman’s explicit instructions.

You will experience some side effects during your recovery from a body lift. Monitor your body closely to correctly gauge the progress of your healing.

Surgical Side Effects 

  • Swelling
  • Discomfort 
  • Bruising 
  • Numbness

Wear Dr. Korman’s prescribed compression garments in the early days of your recovery. They are a kind of elastic bandage that holds your skin in place as you heal. The compression garments will help your new contours take shape while you convalesce.  

Your Body Lift “Recovery Buddy”

You will need a trusted friend or family member to help care for you during your first few days of recovery. They will be your “recovery buddy.” Their first job will be to drive you home after surgery. For the first 24 hours, you will be shaking off the effects of your anesthesia. Your buddy should monitor you during this delicate period to help avert any potential issues. For the next couple of days, your recovery buddy will periodically remind you to get up and walk around. They can provide valuable moral support, as well. Most importantly, your buddy will assist as you establish your restroom routines. They will help you to prepare your meals until you can safely care for yourself.  

Results

Following the body lift, Dr. Korman will place bandages and tubes at the affected area. It often takes Dr. Korman’s patients about a year to experience the full effects of a body lift. However, some results are immediately observable after the procedure. This is a life-changing procedure for men looking to take the final step in their transformational weight-loss journey.

What Does a Body Lift Cost in Mountain View, California?

The cost of a body lift procedure is dependent on the extent of your surgery. Sometimes, a little liposuction may be necessary for blanched and holistic results. Dr. Korman would love a chance to meet with you to assess your case. The scores of rave reviews from Dr. Korman’s previous patients stand as a lasting legacy of his many successes. 

What will your legacy be? Contact us and take the first set on your transformational journey. Call 408-831-6229 to speak with one of our helpful representatives.

Financing options are available for patients who qualify.

FAQ

Do I need a body lift?

If you have undergone dramatic weight loss, then you may be suffering from painful, embarrassing loose skin that hangs from your body. A body lift is a combination of procedures to treat this issue. In a body lift, your doctor removes the excess skin from your torso, thighs and belly. He then lifts and tightens the remaining skin so that your body contours better match your underlying frame.  

Does loose skin surgery leave scars?

Every surgical procedure carries the risk of some scarring. The most skilled plastic surgeons are artists as much as doctors—they know how to make sure their results are seen but their work is hidden. Follow your plastic surgeon’s aftercare instructions with fidelity to minimize any occurrence of severe scarring. 

Does insurance cover lower body lift?

Your insurance provider may cover a portion of your body lift. If your sagging skin creates painful friction, impedes movement or is the source of hygiene issues that impact your health, you may have a convincing case to make about the necessity of the surgery. Consult your doctor if you believe you may qualify.  

References 

  1. Bertheuil, N., Chaput, B., Runz, A. D., Girard, P., Carloni, R., & Watier, E. (2017). The Lipo–Body Lift. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 139(1). doi: 10.1097/prs.0000000000002926
  2. Hamra, S. T., & Small, K. H. (2016). Cosmetic Body Lift. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 137(2), 453–461. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000475757.56086.ab