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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. Dr. Azar offers top-of-the-line body lift results and quality care before, during, and after surgery in Thousand Oaks.
As we age, the skin around our bodies starts to lose volume due to gravity, and the extra skin can cause discomfort. People who have lost a significant amount of weight may be particularly susceptible to extra, sagging skin on the abdomen. A lower body lift, also called a belt lipectomy, removes loose, excess skin and tissue left after extreme weight loss. Like a facelift reshapes the face, a lower body lift helps tighten and tone the hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach, and waistline, leaving them firmer and smoother.
Sculpted, Refined, and Improved New You
A lower body lift removes excess skin left over after significant weight loss, giving your body a smoother, more streamlined appearance. You can expect increased self-confidence and better fitting clothing with immediately visible results following a lower body lift.
A good candidate for a lower body lift is someone with loose, sagging skin on the thighs and buttocks, cellulite, and relaxed abdominal wall muscles along the lower abdomen. Patients with significant weight loss are also excellent candidates for this surgery since it tightens sagging 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.
Compliment Your Drastic Weight Loss
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 the remaining skin and tissue, and suturing the incisions closed.
This essentially means that an abdominoplasty-type treatment is carried out with circumferential excision of extra back skin. Some of the extra tissue on the backside can be kept in its original position to accentuate the buttocks rather than being completely removed. Fat grafting may also be used to accentuate the buttocks if necessary. To treat drooping inner thighs, medial thigh lifts or a more traditional thigh lift may be used.
Show Yourself Love & Care
Strenuous activities should be avoided as you heal, but you should still move around to prevent blood clots. You should consider arranging for the help of a caretaker and make supplies, food, water, clothing, and medications easily accessible, as your mobility will be limited in the days following your procedure. Full recovery can take a month or more.
Like Magic—But Better
Everyone’s body is different, so results may vary based on how much work you have done, how closely you follow aftercare instructions, and your overall health. You’ll experience immediate, visible results, such as the reduction of stretch marks and better-fitting clothing. Dr. Azar will help you determine if your health is optimized prior to surgery and make sure you are adequately nourished for healing.
Worth Your Time and Peace of Mind
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.
Possible complications (although uncommon) from a lower body lift include fluid buildup around the incisions, infection, pain, or swelling, wound dehiscence. Some patients may develop blood clots, numbness, and in rare cases, serious issues with their heart or lungs.
You should arrange for a ride home as well as for a caretaker for a few days, as your mobility will be affected.
Dr. Kouros Azar, founder and medical director of Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, is an attentive listener, a devoted surgeon and doctor, and a highly-skilled biomedical engineer. He matches his patients with the best possible treatments by drawing on his extensive expertise, compassion, and research skills. Make an appointment with Dr. Azar now to discuss your rejuvenation options.