Body Lift

Losing a significant amount of weight, whether through bariatric surgery or lifestyle changes, is a momentous accomplishment. After all you’ve done to lose the weight, ending up with sagging skin around your midsection can be disappointing, not to mention uncomfortable. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Reveal Plastic Surgery, Dr. Benjamin Maser and Dr. Steven J. Bates, can help you attain the firm, smooth contours you envisioned when you started your weight loss journey.

With body lift surgery, they’ve helped men and women from San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, and throughout Silicon Valley enhance their physical and emotional comfort and embrace the future with confidence.

Request a free consultation with Dr. Bates or Dr. Maser at Reveal Plastic Surgery or call (408) 356-4241 to schedule your appointment today.

Body Lift
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What Is a Body Lift?

This body contouring surgery removes sagging stretched skin left by massive weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. In addition to tightening the front of the abdomen like a tummy tuck, a body lift contours and streamlines the waist, buttocks, and outer hips.

Body Lift Candidates

The best candidates for a body lift are adults who want to get rid of loose, hanging skin around the midsection, are in good health, and are at a stable target weight. For a more comprehensive improvement, Dr. Maser and Dr. Bates often combine body lift surgery with one or more of the following procedures:

During your consultation, your surgeon will talk with you about the areas you’d like to improve and develop a surgical plan that safely provides your desired results. In some cases, procedures may need to be performed in separate surgeries for optimal safety and healing.

Our Plastic Surgeons

Our board-certified plastic surgeons have decades of combined experience performing cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, and body. Their expertise, superior care, and impressive outcomes draw patients from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Their caring, down-to-earth personalities cultivate lasting doctor-patient relationships.

Credentials you can trust

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How Is a Body Lift Performed?

Dr. Maser and Dr. Bates perform body lift procedures using general anesthetic; most patients will need to stay overnight in the hospital for observation after surgery. While the specifics of the surgery vary between patients, a body lift typically begins with the patient lying face down. Your surgeon makes an incision along the lower back just above the buttocks, then lifts and tightens sagging skin and tissues of the buttocks and outer thighs. After closing the incision, the patient is carefully turned over, and a tummy tuck is performed to reduce excess skin and repair the abdominal muscles (if necessary).

Body Lift Recovery

Expect to take 2 to 4 weeks of downtime after a body lift and then gradually resume normal activity. Actual recovery time varies with the specifics of the surgery and individual factors. Most patients need to wear compression garments to minimize swelling and encourage smooth contours during the healing process.

Financing Made Easy

You have options when it comes to paying for your procedure. Patient financing makes it affordable and stress free.

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Your New Look

After body contouring surgery, patients enjoy more clothing options and freedom from the bulk of their stretched-out skin. While scars cannot be avoided, most can be covered by clothing due to the special care our surgeons take during surgery.

Your Next Step

If you are ready to live more comfortably and confidently, meet with one of our surgeons in San Jose and find out more about body lift and other body contouring procedures. Request a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Bates or Dr. Maser using our online form or call our office at (408) 356-4241.