BODY LIFT & BODY CONTOURING SURGERY
Body Lift Surgery - Los Angeles | Orange County | Inland Empire
Body contouring procedures are performed to remove excess skin, re-contour and lift areas of the body after weight loss, pregnancy or natural signs of aging. Dr. Smaili specializes body lift techniques including tummy tuck surgery, breast lift, brachioplasty, thighplasty and buttock augmentation, as well as performing combination procedures for most impactful and satisfying results.
During your complimentary consultation with Dr. Smaili, you will discuss your health history, concerns and aesthetic goals. After a comprehensive consultation and examination, you will discuss recommended procedures and realistic expectations.
BODY LIFT AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS OR WEIGHT LOSS
After weight loss, patients often have extreme amounts of excess skin which not only can be unfavorable aesthetically , but can also cause medical problems such as skin irritation and rashes. Many patients see body lift surgery as a reward for all of their hard work, dedication and the final for their weight loss goal. Most common areas of concern include sagging breasts, loss of volume and sagging of the buttocks, excess sagging skin on the abdomen, arms, thighs and back. Not all weight loss patients have excess skin in the same places, therefore no two body lift procedures are the same.
TUMMY TUCK / ABDOMINOPLASTY
Excess skin and damaged abdominal muscles can cause unappealing contours that cannot be corrected through diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty is performed by creating an incision in the bikini line from hip to hip, tightening the muscles and removing excess skin. Liposuction is often performed alongside tummy tucks for optimal results. The length of the incision depends on the amount of skin to be removed. Learn more about Tummy Tuck Surgery and how to prepare for your procedure.
Breast lift surgery is performed to lift and reshape the breasts. Depending on the amount of skin to be removed and the extent the breast needs to be lifted, your surgeon may perform mastopexy using different techniques. Many patients who undergo breast lift surgery often opt for breast augmentation at the same time to restore fullness. Learn more about Breast Lift Surgery.
Buttock augmentation is performed to lift and restore volume to the buttocks. Preferred method for buttock augmentation is fat transfer, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. During this procedure fat is taken from a donor site using liposuction. Fat is processes and precisely injected into the layers of fat in the buttocks. Because it is ones own fat that is injected, this procedure carries less risks than buttock implants. Butt implants are recommended for patients looking to enhance the size and projection of the buttocks, but do not have enough fat from donor sites to achieve their desired aesthetic. Learn more about the Brazilian Butt Lift.
ARM LIFT / BRACHIOPLASTY
Excess sagging skin on the arms can be corrected through brachioplasty. Depending on the laxity of the skin and extent of excess skin needed to be removed, your plastic surgeon may decide to perform either a minimal incision brachioplasty or a standard brachioplasty. During a minimal incision arm lift, an incision is made in the armpit. Skin is lifted and the arm is contoured, sometimes utilizing liposuction to provide a smooth result. Excess skin is then removed and the incision sutured. A standard arm lift, comprises of a longer incision vertically from armpit to elbow; however, it often provides the best results. A compression garment is worn following surgery to promote healing and reduce swelling. A silicone based scar cream should be used to help healing and reduce the appearance of scars.
THIGH LIFT / THIGHPLASTY
Like an arm lift, the technique for thigh lift surgery depends on the elasticity of the skin and the amount of excess skin to me removed. An incision is made either under the crease of the buttocks or down the inside part of the thigh, vertically down the inner thigh from the groin to the knee. Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat and contour the legs, the thigh is lifted and excess skin removed. A compression garment is worn after surgery and scar treatment program admistered.
BEVERLY HILLS MOMMY MAKEOVER
The term Mommy Makeover refers to recontouring a woman’s body after pregnancy. During childbirth, many women damage their abdominal muscles and are left with excess skin that cannot be mended with diet and exercise. Women’s breasts also often sag as a result of breast feeding and loss of volume. Plastic surgery procedures performed to restore a women’s body after pregnancy include a tummy tuck and breast lift, sometimes with augmentation to restore fullness.