Bariatric surgeries such as gastric bypass and Lap Band are incredibly effective at helping people lose significant amounts of weight. However, a substantial loss of weight often results in excess skin, cellulite, and sagging deposits of stubborn fat that will not respond to diet and exercise.
In many cases, the only way to address these issues is with a comprehensive body reconstruction procedure such as a body lift. If you have lost a large amount of weight, board-certified Davie plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Harrell can assess your frame and help you determine if a body lift can finish the process your surgery started.
What a Body Lift Addresses
A body lift is used to remove excess skin, fat, and cellulite in the thighs, hips, buttock, back, and abdomen. When necessary, a body lift may include the chest and arms as well. This is best determined by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Harrell.
With a body lift, Dr. Harrell with reshape and firm underlying tissue before removing excess fat and skin, allowing him to drape your skin over your newly sculpted contours. While it is a complex procedure and not right for everyone, a body lift is frequently the only way to achieve these results following weight loss surgery.
If you live in or around Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation or Davie, Florida and are interested in learning if a body lift can help you reach your goals, please contact the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery to schedule an initial consultation today.