Body Lift Surgery after Weightloss in Richmond, VA
A body lift is designed to remove excess skin and tissue from targeted areas to help improve the overall contour of your body. At Zinsser Plastic Surgery, we understand that restoration following weight loss is a very important step in achieving the body and the self-confidence you desire.
To learn how board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser can put the finishing touches on your weight loss, contact us today online or at (804) 464-7615 to schedule your initial body lift surgery consultation. We welcome patients from throughout Virginia, including Richmond, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg.
Upper Body Lift
An upper body lift can effectively remove excess skin from a number of problem areas, and is particularly beneficial to patients who have undergone substantial weight loss, either from bariatric surgery or another method. Some of the procedures that may be included with your customized post-bariatric body contouring include:
- Breast surgery: Many patients elect to undergo some form of breast surgery as part of their post-weight loss body contouring. Whether you want to reduce the size of your breasts, eliminate sagging skin and elevate your breasts to a perkier, more youthful position or correct misalignment, Dr. Zinsser may recommend breast reduction or a breast lift (with or without breast augmentation).
- Arm lift: An upper arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is performed to remove excess sagging skin beneath the arm. Liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with an arm lift to create more toned contours. This highly-customized procedure is an effective method for eliminating the appearance of “bat wings”, a common side effect of extreme weight loss.
- Upper and mid back lift: This procedure removes excess skin and “fat rolls” from the middle and upper back.
Some patients also elect to undergo facial plastic surgery to complete their cosmetic goals. This can reduce the appearance of jowls or a double chin. When combined with body contouring options, facial surgery can produce a look that is trim, fit, and healthy.
Lower Body Lift – Belt Lipectomy
A lower body lift, also called a belt lipectomy, surgically lifts and tightens the abdomen and lower body. Procedures in a lower body lift may include:
One of the most common side effects of massive weight loss is the presence of loose, sagging skin and stretched and weakened abdominal muscles. Tummy tucks are commonly performed as part of post weight loss body contouring to tighten underlying abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty can also remove excess skin in the midsection, along with excess fat deposits.
What Is Post Bariatric Body Contouring?
Massive weight loss, whether medically assisted or through significant lifestyle changes, is often a challenging experience. Even though you’ve lost weight, you may be frustrated with your resulting appearance – loose skin, stubborn fat deposits, and uneven or undefined curves.
Post-bariatric body contouring surgery is performed to remove and tighten excess skin after extreme weight loss. With more than 20 years of highly-regarded experience, Dr. Zinsser is a skilled and knowledgeable plastic surgeon who understands the unique needs of each post-weight loss body lift patient.
Some of the most popular reasons that patients undergo surgery after weight loss are:
- Loose skin of the entire body
- Sagging skin of the face and neck
- Clothing not fitting right due to excess skin
- The desire to have a more attractively sculpted and contoured figure
The first step toward achieving your post weight loss surgery goals is to meet personally with Dr. Zinsser in a one-on-one, confidential consultation. During this important meeting, Dr. Zinsser will discuss your concerns, answer your questions and explain all of your treatment options.
What are the Benefits of a Body Lift?
Your body lift surgery at Zinsser Plastic Surgery will be customized to meet your individual needs. If you suffer from hanging excess skin, Dr. Zinsser can help you to:
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, by undergoing multiple plastic surgery procedures in a single session, you will be able to reduce your recovery time and optimize your results.
The Results You Desire
The Respect You Deserve
Zinsser Plastic Surgery provides a level of patient care that is unparalleled. We blend compassion, skill and the latest surgical techniques to create a signature experience that is unique in our field.
Whether treating patients in their 20s or 70s, Dr. John Zinsser believes the keys to providing world-class results lie in a completely individualized approach to patient care. At Zinsser Plastic Surgery, you will be treated as the unique individual you are, and your treatment plan will be customized specifically for you.
Who are the Ideal Candidates for a Post Bariatric Body Lift in Richmond, VA?
If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight and are struggling with sagging, loose excess skin, you may be a good candidate for a post-bariatric body lift. During your initial consultation with Dr. Zinsser, he will assess your physical condition, review your medical history and determine if a body lift is right for you.
A post-bariatric body lift may be right for you if you:
Weight fluctuations can have an adverse effect on the outcome of your surgery.
Completing your recovery and keeping the weight off are important elements to achieving optimal results.
Body lifts can improve your appearance and self-image, but you should not have unrealistic expectations for it solving all of your aesthetic issues.
Dr. Zinsser will supply you with detailed pre and post-operative instructions. It is paramount that you closely adhere to his instructions in order to facilitate an optimal recovery.
If you have recently undergone bariatric surgery or are experiencing medical complications, Dr. Zinsser may need to discuss your body lift procedure with your general physician and other pertinent healthcare providers to ensure your body lift can be performed effectively and safely.
Your Customized Surgery After Weight Loss
Your personal consultation with Dr. Zinsser will be an in-depth conversation centered on your unique expectations for the procedure and the specific areas you want to improve. This allows Dr. Zinsser to design a customized procedure that effectively addresses your concerns. Just as with any surgical procedure, surgery after weight loss requires incisions. As an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Zinsser knows how to discreetly place your incisions to ensure minimal scarring and the best results possible.
Every body lift patient is unique. Some may have only one or two isolated “problem areas”, while others may experience larger issues such as skin laxity and excess skin. No matter your concern, Dr. Zinsser will create a plan specific to your needs. There are a variety of procedures available to address every concern, and many of these options can be combined to provide a comprehensive, full-body improvement.
Generally speaking, body contouring techniques require incisions to access the underlying tissues, which can be tightened or lifted as needed. Then, excess skin can be surgically removed while the remaining skin is sutured in a more tightened, contoured position. Plastic surgery after weight loss is usually performed under general anesthesia, and depending on the number and complexity of your procedures, you may be able to go home the same day. Dr. Zinsser will carefully explain what you can expect leading up to your procedure and your recovery after surgery.
What is the Recovery from Body Lift Surgery?
Given the many types of procedures of varying complexity, your recovery will be unique. As with any body contouring procedure, you should plan on at least one week of rest afterward. You should have a friend or loved one to help take care of you since you will have limited movement during this time.
The discomfort after surgery can be controlled with medications prescribed to you. During your consultation, Dr. Zinsser will provide you with detailed before-and-after surgery instructions, and will be available to answer any questions you may have along the way.
Why Choose Zinsser Plastic Surgery?
Dr. Zinsser is a board-certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This distinction signifies Dr. Zinsser’s commitment to excellence and safety in the field of plastic surgery. In adherence to board certification requirements, plastic surgeons must satisfy a comprehensive list of criteria and continue advanced training every year to maintain their board certification.
Dr. Zinsser is proud to provide individualized care to each and every patient. Your post-bariatric body contouring surgery will be customized to meet your unique needs.
Schedule Your Post Bariatric Body Lift Consultation Today
If you want to eliminate loose skin left over from pregnancy or extreme weight loss, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser today at (804) 464-7615 to see if a body lift is right for you. Zinsser Plastic Surgery serves clients in Richmond, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg, Virginia.