A body lift is a procedure to raise and reshape unsightly, sagging body contours. Lifting the sagging skin left behind from massive weight loss (usually after gastric bypass procedures or stomach stapling procedures) completes the process of relieving oneself of obesity and its chronic health problems. The effects of massive weight loss include excess skin in the abdomen, inner/outer thighs, breasts and arms, and face. Usually a combination of procedures is required at staged intervals, such as lower body lifting (abdomen, inner/outer thighs) followed by upper body lifting (breast lifts, arm lifts, facelifts).
Dr. Sharma works with patients and other physicians to insure that all necessary dietary changes and lifestyle changes are in place prior to undergoing body lifts. A stable weight must be achieved for a period of time to ensure no additional procedures will be needed in the near future. Circumferential incisions are frequently necessary to achieve proper contouring, and general anesthesia, with a short hospital stay, are required to ensure a safe recovery.