Losing a substantial amount of weight may be a good way to improve your overall health and boost your self-esteem. But many men and women have found – especially after bariatric surgery – that they can lose weight, but they can’t lose skin.
If you have lost 50 pounds, 100 pounds or more and are left with loose, stretched-out skin, you may be a candidate for a lower body lift in Thousand Oaks with Kouros Azar, M.D.
If you are wondering if body contouring is right for you, request a consultation with Kouros Azar, M.D., to discuss the possibilities. Or you can call our office at (805) 373-7073 and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.
Lower Body Lift Procedure
A lower body lift, also called a belt lipectomy, removes loose, excess skin and tissue left after extreme weight loss. Like a face lift reshapes the face, a lower body lift helps tighten and tone the hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach and waistline, leaving them firmer and smoother.
Dr. Azar performs lower body contouring in his Thousand Oaks practice while the patient is under general anesthesia. The procedure involves trimming away excess skin and tissue, tightening remaining skin and tissue, and suturing the incisions closed.
Dr. Azar often incorporates liposuction to fine-tune body contours. While the techniques used in body lift and tummy tuck procedures are similar, a lower body lift is a complex surgery that requires specialized skill because it works around the circumference of the body.