Dr. Frenzel is one of only a handful of surgeons in the country that has not only completed a bariatric surgery fellowship but also a full facial and body cosmetic surgery fellowship. He understands all the complex issues that a post-bariatric patient may face not only from a medical and cosmetic standpoint, but also from a mental aspect. Dr. Frenzel is one of only a select few surgeons in the country that is formally trained to take care of the bariatric patient from beginning to end.
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A lower body lift is a surgical procedure that removes and tightens excess, sagging skin around the buttocks, hips, and thighs to reshape the contour of the lower body. Lower body procedures like the body lift are popular for patients who have experienced massive weight loss through gastric bypass, lap band, or realize band procedures.
Who Can Benefit From a Body Lift?
The problems corrected by a body lift are mostly related to excess, redundant skin. In body lift surgery, Dr. Frenzel corrects problems such as the following:
- Excess, sagging skin on the buttocks
- Excess skin on the thighs and hips
- Limited fat deposits in lower body areas
Candidates for body lift surgery should be healthy, non-smokers with good skin elasticity. They should also have realistic expectations about surgery and be able to understand the risks and benefits involved. In some cases, Liposuction or a tummy tuck may also be recommended to obtain the most satisfying results.
Body Lift Procedures
The incisions for body lift surgery are specially placed in natural body folds, in locations that allow clothing to easily cover your scars. Skin and tissue below the incisions is removed and lifted as needed. Dissolvable sutures are placed, along with drains to remove fluid that accumulates during recovery.
After Body Lift Surgery
Recovery time is approximately 1-2 weeks. During this time, pain medications can be prescribed and an elastic compression garment is worn to reduce swelling. Light exercise can be resumed after a 2-3 weeks, and normal activity can re resumed after 4-6 weeks. Once a full recovery is realized, patients can maintain a regular exercise routine to optimize the results of surgery.
For more information on body lift surgery, contact the office of Dallas bariatric and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Clayton Frenzel.