Orlando, FL Area
Improve Shape and Tone After Major Weight Loss
Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery offers a variety of body contouring procedures for men & women to help achieve the body you desire following weight reduction surgery, pregnancy or any substantial amount of weight loss.
BELT LIPECTOMY: a tummy tuck that encircles the body to lift the thigh and buttocks as well as remove large amounts of skin.
BREAST REDUCTION: liposculpture and/or surgical removal of excess fat, breast tissue, or skin to rejuvenate and improve the breast size and contour.
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Why Get a Body Lift?
Exercise and a healthy diet cannot always achieve the desired results for people who have loose, sagging skin and uneven contours. Aging, sun damage, cellulite, genetics, pregnancy, and significant fluctuations in weight may contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in sagging of the breast, abdomen, buttocks, arms and thighs. A body lift may help to achieve a firmer, more youthful-looking body.
Candidates for Body Lift
People who have lost a large amount of weight either through gastric bypass surgery, intestinal bypass surgery, or change in nutrition and fitness habits, have excess skin and may be good candidates for a body lift. Other people who are unable to lose 30 or 40 pounds through diet or exercise may also opt for body lift surgeries. A body lift is also an option for normal-weight women who have given birth and want to remove remaining skin and tissue after losing post-pregnancy weight.
The Body Lift Procedure
The steps of the body lift procedure differ depending on the needs of the patient. In most cases, however, the surgeon will operate on the stomach first, removing excess skin from the belly button to the pubic area and then tightening the abdominal wall muscle. This is the area that is most often loosened by pregnancy or excessive weight loss.
The procedure continues with the buttocks and thigh areas with the incisions being made as inconspicuous as possible. In cases that require the removal of fat, liposuction is often involved. The entire body lift procedure takes 3 to 7 hours and is performed using local anesthetic for the highest level of safety and rapid recovery.
Breast reduction or lift, inner thigh lift and arm lift may be part of the planned procedures which are mostly staged at different surgery session.
A body lift is performed using mild sedation and local anesthesia with the patient walking out 15-30 minutes after the procedure with minimal discomfort. Most patients can expect to return to work in 2- 4 weeks. Patients are encouraged to walk after the surgery, but to avoid other activities such as exercising until sufficient healing has occurred.