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The body lift, also called a lower body lift, is a procedure that helps individuals who have lost massive amounts of weight achieve a more natural-looking silhouette. Major weight loss does not rid the body of localized fat deposits and stretched, hanging skin. Dr. Clark performs body lift surgery to eliminate excess skin and fat deposits along the abdomen, hips, and thighs. The results can eliminate uncomfortable irritation and chafing as well as restore more naturally defined body contours.

Ideal Candidates

  • Are physically healthy
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have a positive outlook
  • Have lost massive amounts of weight
  • Have finished their weight-loss plan and have maintained a stable weight for three or more months
  • Have excess, hanging skin around the abdomen, hips, and thighs
  • Have stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen, hips, and thighs

The Procedure

Dr. Clark will place discreet incisions along the thighs, hips, and abdomen. Sagging skin will be trimmed away, and the remaining tissues will be lifted and draped to create more attractive and natural-looking body contours. Depending on the patient’s needs, Dr. Clark may also tighten weakened abdominal muscles and remove stubborn fat deposits to further improve body shape.

Recovery and Results

After a body lift, patients are given drains to prevent the buildup of fluids and compression garments to promote healing and reduce swelling. Patients will experience some degree of swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas for the first several days or weeks. Most patients will feel well enough to return to work and regular activities by two to three weeks after their procedure. More strenuous exercises can be introduced after six weeks, and major healing will subside within eight weeks. The body lift improves the shape of the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, and buttocks by enhancing their definition. The incision scars can be hidden by clothing and will fade with the passage of time. The removal of excess skin is permanent and leads to smooth, natural-looking results. Your results can be long lasting to permanent as long as you maintain a healthy body weight.

To schedule your consultation for a body lift with Dr. Clark, please call (916) 925-3912 or fill out our online contact form today.