There's no doubt about it, weight is an issue with most Americans health crisis for the country. Fortunately, here in San Diego, most men and women enjoy a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, usually outdoors in the fresh ocean air. It's one of the reasons that San Diego is repeatedly in the running for the nation's fittest or healthiest city.

If you live in San Diego, a body lift can help you look your best after weight loss. Body lifts are not just about removing a large quantity of skin; they also help to improve the quality of your life. Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 623-6333 for an appointment with triple board certified plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS

San Diego Body Lift

Losing such a large amount of weight is a huge step. But, it's only the first step. Whereas before you had to contend with carrying around all that extra weight, you now find yourself weighed down trying to hide all that extra skin — skin that after many years of being stretched, now sags, unable to snap back. This stretched skin can make wearing the clothes you like uncomfortable, doing the things you like difficult and can even result in moisture forming between the folds, which itself can result in irritated skin or even an infection.

A body lift is a surgery that involves a number of plastic surgery procedures. Following rapid weight loss — again, such as weight loss following gastric bypass surgery — a body lift can restore the contour you desire by removing excess skin (and fat) and then by tightening the skin for a more youthful appearance and a more comfortable physique.

As it's a complex surgery — one that combines multiple procedures to sculpt and reshape the body — you will want a plastic surgeon with considerable technical skill and experience with post bariatric surgeries. Triple board certified La Jolla plastic surgeon Dr. Chaffoo has both. At your complimentary consultation, he will share with you the options for sculpting a body you can be comfortable in. He will also discuss in detail what to expect with your body lift procedure including:

  • Whether your post bariatric surgery will require a hospital stay and if so how long (usually no more than 2 days)
  • Surgical technique specific to your anatomy
  • Incision size and location
  • Recovery, and
  • Risks associated with a body lift

A body lift is safe and effective when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Chaffoo. During your procedure, which can last upwards of 6 to 8 hours, as much as 10 to 15 pounds of fat and skin may be removed from your waist, hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen. Additionally, it's not uncommon to tighten the abdominal muscles through a tummy tuck. Due to the length as well as the complexity of post bariatric surgery, other procedures are not normally performed at this time. Later, many patients elect to have liposuction, breast lift, or other procedures put the finishing touches on their new look.

You should be able to return to work approximately 3 weeks following your body lift, although recovery times vary. If you're considering a body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure such as a body lift, Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help. He has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center. Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 623-6333 for an appointment with triple board certified plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS

You demand the best from yourself. Dr. Chaffoo demands the best as well — from himself, from his staff and always for you.

Come visit Dr. Stuart & Dr. Chaffoo and let us help you achieve the spectacular look you deserve!

9850 Genesee Ave #480 La Jolla, CA 92037

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