Better Curves Ahead
Many people who lose a significant amount of weight seek plastic surgery to remove the loose, bulky skin left behind. At Y Plastic Surgery in Atlanta Body Lift surgery after weight loss can be an ideal way to celebrate your success and complete your transformation.
A Personalized Approach
Following significant weight loss, excess or drooping skin on the body can be removed through a combination of procedures known as a full Body Lift. Having body-lift surgery performed on the arms, legs, stomach, buttocks, or breasts can provide life-changing results for many patients. Dr. Asaf Yalif, a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia, can advise you on the benefits of a body lift for your individual situation. If you're interested in body contouring, give Y Plastic Surgery a call to find out how we can assist you.
Patients considering plastic surgery after weight loss from Atlanta and throughout Georgia choose Dr. Yalif to perform these complex procedures. We encourage you to request a consultation using the online form or call our office at Y Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment.
Reshape Your Body & Your Confidence
A full Body Lift is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Yalif that removes loose, excess skin so patients can enjoy their weight loss. This surgery can benefit your overall health and self-esteem, as well as transform your physique.
Significant weight loss is an impressive accomplishment. Unfortunately, many of the men and women who undergo such a transformation end up with excess skin that can hang from their midsection and other areas of the body. Our Atlanta Body Lift candidates must meet the following criteria:
Patients considering plastic surgery after weight loss with Dr. Yalif typically have excess skin in most areas of the body, including on the face, arms, thighs, and breasts. Dr. Yalif performs separate skin removal and skin-tightening procedures for these areas in stages. Some patients might be better candidates for a lower body lift. These choices can be discussed during your consultation.
Where Great Transformations Begin
Dr. Yalif combines the skill of a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with a warm bedside manner that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him. He leads a small team of dedicated professionals at our boutique practice, where you'll be treated as a member of the Y Plastic Surgery family. Learn More.
Body Lift procedures can be extensive, so this surgery is performed at a local hospital or an accredited ambulatory surgical center with overnight stay capabilities. Depending on the patient’s health and other medical conditions, Dr. Yalif may also schedule separate surgeries three to six months apart to allow for healing, curtail excessive blood loss, and limit the risk of infection.
Whether it is a facelift or a tummy tuck, we will want to maximize our results. Dr. Yalif knows that the best way to help your body through the surgery journey is with adjunctive skincare regimens. These recommendations will help maintain your results longer, refine scars, and achieve your desired aesthetic!
For face procedures, we recommend a pre-op retinoid, usually from the Environ line. Their multi-level retinoid system allows the escalation of the retinoid’s effect, usually without all the drying and itchiness usually associated with these types of products. Post-operatively, we recommend a combination of therapies aimed at keeping your skin youthful while allowing your incisions to fully heal with excellent support, essentially maintaining your results and improving the quality of your skin over time. These include Environ’s Skin Essentia line for both cleansing and moisturizing, followed by the Vita-peptide C-quence serum 2 – containing vitamins A, C, and E, along with hydrating and toning elements for your skin. We add the super moisturizer at night and the ISDIN SPF during the day to complete the recovery of your skin and enhance your results for years.
If you’ve had an eye procedure or just want a good recommendation for an eye cream, Dr. Y recommends the Environ Vita-peptide gel. It will help with puffiness, fine lines, crow’s feet, and more. Essentially it is an excellent product on its own and will augment any result you get if Dr. Y is doing a periorbital procedure too.
And don’t think we neglect your body! In addition to the recommendations above, we highly recommend The Derma-Lac lotion postoperatively to help exfoliate your skin and soften smooth and moisturize the treated areas to improve overall skin health. We also will add vitamin A, C, and E body oil to help the appearance of stretch marks, scarring, pigmentation, and dry skin. Our experts are happy to answer questions and make additional recommendations based on your particular needs.
Once cleared by our medical team to perform regular physical activity, our Body Lift patients report having more mobility and range of motion when doing basic, everyday activities. With all of the extra skin eliminated, they also report feeling dramatically different in their clothes and exuding higher levels of confidence and self-esteem. Recovery time for each patient is different and depends on the nature and extent of the surgery performed, as well as the combination of surgeries. We do our best to educate each patient on the procedures and how to care for their operative sites after surgery.
Body Lift surgery delivers visible advantages almost immediately. However, the final results of your full body lift may take two years or more to become fully realized. Maintaining a consistent weight will help your results last.
During your consultation, Dr. Yalif will discuss potential risks and determine if a full Body Lift is right for you.
Each Body Lift procedure is uniquely tailored and based on a patient's aesthetic needs. The average price is $18,500. During your consultation, your patient coordinator will go over your surgical costs. Y Plastic Surgery offers payment and financing options for your convenience.
In some cases, medical circumstances exist that may qualify for insurance coverage of at least part of the cost of patients’ procedures. Our staff attempts to verify that your insurance carrier has agreed to cover a portion of the surgery’s costs.