A sleek, toned appearance can be achieved with a body lift by Dr. Shahin Fazilat at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery. A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy or circumferential abdominoplasty, is a popular procedure performed by Dr. Fazilat to remove excess skin and fat from your abdomen, torso, arms, thighs and other areas where loose or unwanted skin/fat is found. A body lift can tone the abdomen, back, buttocks, hips, and inner/outer thighs.
The best candidates for this surgery are those who usually have loose skin on many or most areas of the body as a result of age, from childbearing, or significant weight loss from diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery.
Our approach to body lift surgery
At SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery, we understand that feeling comfortable and confident is the goal of many patients. We are committed to enhancing your appearance and providing you with outstanding results.
Upon scheduling your procedure, you will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is scheduled-two weeks prior to your surgery date. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Shahin Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) to ensure that they are customized to your unique individual needs.
The SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference
Our body lift surgery is a common procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his two practices in the Bay Area. Typically, operations are performed under general anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are 4 to 8 hours. During the surgery, Dr. Fazilat will make incisions to remove excess skin and fat from the areas desired by you.
Recovering from a body lift at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery
After body lift or belt lipectomy surgery, you are encouraged to walk the evening of your surgery to prevent possible blood clots. You can typically return to work within 2 weeks, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.
Drainage tubes are placed at the incision site to collect excess blood or fluid for 10 to 14 days after surgery. A compression binder may also be worn to help promote proper healing.
Absorbable sutures are used for body lift surgery and drains are removed 10 to 14 days after the procedure. Any post-operative pain, swelling and/or sensitivity will commonly diminish over the first few weeks. Scars from body lift incisions begin to fade in a few months.
Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.
Request your consultation
We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about a body lift or belt lipectomy surgery, please call us today at 650.964.2200. You can request an consultation at our Morgan Hill or Mountain View, CA locations with this form.