A body lift is recommended for those who would like to tighten loose skin in a multitude of areas around the body, including the abdominal area, waist, lower back, buttocks, and upper thighs. Aging, genetics, pregnancy or significant weight fluctuation can cause weakened tissue elasticity and sagging skin. A body lift is designed to shape and contour the patient’s body, focusing on solving poor skin elasticity.
A body lift cannot be used in place of weight loss. You should be at, or near your goal weight before considering a body lift. Liposuction can be used to remove small, excess fatty deposits when skin elasticity is good, however, when it is poor, body lift techniques used in conjunction with liposuction are used. Body lift surgery is generally used to address loose and hanging skin. This can occur as a result of pregnancy, age, or a big weight loss.
The body lift procedure is meant to raise, firm, and tighten the skin of the buttocks, thighs, groin, abdomen, and waist. This procedure is also called a “belt lipectomy” because the incisions encircle the body like a belt would. The tissues are repositioned and skin is tightened to create a more aesthetically pleasing contour. Dr. Won will work to place the incision(s) as inconspicuously as possible so that it will not be visible when wearing underwear or a bathing suit. Scars will improve as time goes by, but can take up to 1 – 2 years to fade.
Recovery time varies based on the extent of the procedure that you have done. Generally, it takes 4 – 6 weeks until you can resume normal activities.
From some of our Patients…
“WOW! Look at the difference [looking at before and after photos]. Hopefully I will get to do a triathlon this year. You are amazing. Thank you so much for your respect, care and knowledge. You do not know how much you have changed my life.”
“Dr. Alvina Won and her staff were wonderful. I went in for Abdominoplasty and felt comfortable and cared for by her and her wonderful team. The results were fantastic and I’m so glad I went through with it. I would highly recommend Dr. Won’s service for anyone thinking about plastic surgery.”
Before and After Photos
Dr. Alvina Won, Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
During your consultation with Dr. Won, she will go over with you what will be required to get the desired results that you are looking for and advise you what to expect during the recovery process.
Dr. Won is passionate about creating personalized care for each of her patients. She strives to understand your vision and goals for your body, and offers her services and guidance to achieve exactly what you are looking for. She believes that self-confidence is one of the key foundations for living your best life and offers high-quality care, both in surgery and during the recovery process to achieve the best results possible.
It’s natural to be a little anxious before undergoing any type of procedure, however Dr. Won can answer all of your questions and give you an idea of what to expect in order to put your mind at ease. You will be able to realize immediate results after your surgery and your confidence will certainly be boosted, so we hope you are as excited as we are to see the new and improved you!
Dr. Won is an experienced, Board-Certified surgeon. She is also a Fellowship trained cosmetic surgeon through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, having completed hundreds of procedures. Her experience and passion for what she does ensures that you can feel confident by choosing her for your cosmetic surgery needs.
Are you a Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?
Not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic surgery. If you are in the process of losing weight, it is best to wait until you have reached your goal weight before undergoing any kind of cosmetic procedure. Additionally, if you are still planning on having children, it is best to wait until you have had your child and recovered from the pregnancy. The reason for this is because weight fluctuations can affect the long-lasting benefits that are gained from having cosmetic surgery. Additionally, if you are currently a smoker, you will need to stop completely prior to undergoing any type of procedures since smoking can affect both the healing process and the results gained from a procedure. Also, it is important that you have a positive attitude and a realistic outlook about what surgery can do for you. An unhealthy lifestyle and poor overall health and fitness can wreak havoc on your appearance.
Dr. Won is Now Offering “Virtual” Consultations
The safety of our patients is of utmost importance. To limit your exposure and keep you safe, Dr. Won is now offering her Consultation appointment via Telemedicine! In your Consultation, Dr. Won will provide you with all of the information that you need about your options and what procedures would be best for what you want to accomplish. She’ll explain exactly what is involved and give you a price quote.
In accordance with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Won is still available for a no-obligation consultation. You will be able to see her, face to face, through your computer or tablet, and receive her expertise, get your questions answered, and learn more about any procedure that you may be interested in having!
Your appointment will occur real time, as if you were face to face, with no health risk whatsoever to you. We look forward to meeting you!
We also have an insurance coordinator for those wishing to look into insurance coverage for procedures that qualify.