Body Lift Surgery (Circumferential Tummy Tuck)
If you have lost a substantial amount of weight, you probably have a lot of loose skin in your abdomen, lower back and thighs. You’ve been dieting and exercising, but to no avail, and everything has shrunk except for your skin. If you’re like most patients, massive weight loss has improved your appearance while wearing clothing, but the excess hanging skin has actually worsened your appearance without clothing.
A Body Lift can help improve your overall appearance by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissues of your abdomen, buttocks, groin, lower back and thighs. The result is a more natural, flattering shape that showcases your weight loss.
Am I a candidate for a body lift?
You may be an excellent candidate if you are in overall good health, do not smoke, and your weight is stable. Patients who have lost massive amounts of weight are generally great candidates.
A body lift is performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete and may be done in stages. Dr. Jejurikar makes incisions that will ultimately be hidden by your clothing or will be in the natural folds of your skin. During the surgery, he will remove excess skin and pockets of fat, and lift and tighten the underlying supportive tissues. In many patients, he utilizes the soft tissue from the lower back to augment the buttocks, giving patients a more curvaceous appearance.
Recovery takes several weeks, but the swelling and bruising will mostly improve within a few weeks. Over the next several months, the repositioned tissues will settle into their final appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Jejurikar will be happy to talk with you personally to address any of your questions or concerns. Call (214) 827-2814 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. J.
Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute
9101 N Central Expy #600
Dallas, TX 75231