Massive weight loss is a life-changing achievement but it can create some problems with skin laxity. Excess sagging skin can hide the slimmer person within, shrouding the happiness that this monumental accomplishment can create.
Miami plastic surgeon, Dr. Joshua Lampert, is a perfectionist when it comes to customizing a surgical plan for his large volume weight loss patients. This is complex aesthetic surgery and should only be trusted to the most highly qualified surgeons.
Dr. Lampert is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures. He adheres to the highest of standards regarding safety, outcomes and patient satisfaction. His technical skill and aesthetic eye are evident when it comes to his dedication and passion for the art of plastic surgery.
Not just for large volume weight loss….
Upper body laxity occurs for other reasons besides large volume weight loss. Pregnancy, aging and genetics can also cause the upper body to sag and accumulate fat deposits in the back and neck. Diet and exercise can always create some improvement and fat loss. Commonly with these areas, only surgery can remove excess skin laxity and more stubborn fatty deposits. Fat can be artistically removed and soft tissue sculpted so as to restore that youthful fit look so sought after in Miami.
What is an Upper Body Lift?
There is no one procedure specifically defined as an upper body lift; rather it is a combination of two or more distinct surgical procedures tailor-made for each patient. One patient may do best by combining a breast lift with liposuction in the back to remove fatty deposits that can cause rolls to form. Other patients may have a substantial amount of loose skin folding over the waistline which will need to be removed. Male patients may need gynecomastia surgery to reduce the size of their breasts, combined with liposuction in the back.
Body lift surgery is very complex because it combines two or more procedures into one surgery. This surgery should only be trusted to a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in upper body cosmetic surgical procedures.
Before & Afters
All plastic surgeons should be judged on the aesthetic merits of their work. Review Dr. Lampert’s before and after gallery to see what he has accomplished.
Candidates for an Upper Body Lift
The most important surgical requirement is that the patients are in good health and have stabilized their target weight for at least 6 months.
Consider an upper body lift to address any of the following issues:
- you have lost significant weight—either through bariatric surgery or dieting and exercise—that has created loose skin around the arms, chest or waist
- fat rolls on the back
- loose skin under the arms
- loose skin of the breasts
- you are male with fatty tissue of the breasts creating the appearance of female breasts (gynecomastia)
Dr. Lampert reviews patient health history before scheduling surgery to ensure that all patients are healthy enough to safely undergo cosmetic surgery.
Recovering from Upper Body Lift Surgery: Prepare Ahead
Prior to surgery, Dr. Lampert explains every aspect of the surgery to his patients so they are aware of the entire recovery process. Surgery can take several hours depending on which combination of procedures is performed. In some cases, patients will remain in the hospital overnight, while others may be able to return home the same day of surgery. As a note: patients must be driven home after anesthesia.
It is in the patient’s best interest to prepare ahead of time by taking care of household chores, paying bills, grocery shopping, etc. This way, there is nothing to deal with except resting and recovering after surgery.
Patients are advised to fill any prescriptions for pain medication well before the surgery date and to arrange for help during the first week after. General anesthesia causes patients to feel fatigued, so rest is very important for the first few weeks. Having someone prepare meals, deal with household chores, ensure medication is taken on time and assist in general has much to do with the success of the surgery and the patients comfort level during those first few weeks post surgery.
A reward for a job well done……
Achieving a weight loss goal should result in a greatly improved appearance and a big boost in self-confidence. Likewise, women who have completed having children deserve to have their pre-pregnancy bodies back. Let Dr. Lampert help you finally achieve that image goal. Arrange a consultation to determine your individual route to a body image that you can be proud of.