Getting a Body Lift after Weight Loss

Losing weight can make you feel great about your health and your body. For some people who have lost a lot of weight, sagging skin can be left behind as the fat volume beneath the skin is reduced. This type of skin sagging will not respond to diet and exercise, and typically the only means of removing it is surgery. Body lift procedures are designed to help bariatric surgery patients, or patients who have otherwise lost significant weight, get rid of the excess, stretched skin left behind.

Depending on your goals, a body lift may include removing and tightening excess skin on the:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Breasts
  • Chest

A lower body lift is also called a belt lipectomy and typically tightens loose skin around the abdomen, butt, back and thighs. An upper body lift targets drooping skin on the breasts, chest and upper back. During your consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck, you can discuss the various lift techniques and whether a certain combination may be right for your body contouring goals.

To learn more about our greater San Francisco, San Mateo and San Jose body lift procedures, please contact Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck.


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