Losing a large amount of weight may not necessarily give you the body you imagined. Loose skin and pockets of fat can leave you feeling disappointed, but body lift surgery can help. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lars Enevoldsen of Skinfinite Solutions Medical Spa and Laser Center, offers body lift surgery for men and women in Modesto, Stockton and surrounding areas of California.
What is a Body Lift?
When you carry an excessive amount of weight for many years, you may not be able to return your body to its natural appearance. When the skin is stretched over time, it loses elasticity. This means that it can no longer conform to the contours of your body. Reduced elasticity also occurs as we get older. You may also develop pockets of stubborn fat under the skin that cannot be reduced easily with diet and exercise.
If you have recently lost a massive amount of weight and are living with remaining fat and sagging skin, Dr. Enevoldsen may recommend body lift surgery.
Benefits of a Body Lift
A body lift removes excess fat and skin, and this benefits you by:
Giving you a more toned appearance
Eliminates chafing and infections caused by skin folds
Removes pockets of stubborn fat
How Does a Body Lift Work?
Dr. Enevoldsen will recommend a lower, mid, upper or total body lift based upon your specific needs.
A lower body lift includes the thighs, legs and buttocks
A mid body lift includes the groin, abdomen and buttocks
An upper body lift includes the breasts, arms, back and abdomen
A total, or full, body lift includes the arms, legs, abdomen and buttocks
Dr. Enevoldsen may recommend multiple surgical appointments to allow your body to heal in between the procedures.
What to Expect from a Body Lift
Body lifts can require extensive recovery periods, so you will need to arrange your schedule accordingly. We also recommend that you have someone available to help with day-to-day tasks, including eating, bathing and driving you to follow-up appointments. This person can also help with medications and aftercare, such as monitoring bandages and surgical wounds.
By maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, you will enjoy the results of your body lift for many years.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost in Modesto, CA?
Body lifts are generally considered cosmetic by insurance companies, so we recommend that you plan to pay for the entire cost. We will do what we can to use your medical insurance benefits. After your consultation, we provide an estimated cost, and review our payment options, including cash, checks, major credit cards and financing through Med Loan Finance and CareCredit®.
Now that you have achieved your weight loss goals, it’s time to make the final corrections to your body. Our body lift surgery removes the excess fat and skin that hides the full benefits of your hard work. To learn more, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lars Enevoldsen.
*Individual results may vary.