Body Lift Surgery in Oakland County With Dr. Andrew Lofman
After considerable weight loss – no matter how you achieve it – you might still find yourself struggling with skin laxity and small fat pockets. These challenges can affect how you feel about your body and weight loss achievements. Body lift surgery can help improve your contours and improve your confidence to help you feel more comfortable in your skin.
When you’re ready to finally get that trim, sleek figure you’ve worked so hard for, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Lofman is here to partner with you on your goals. Dr. Lofman has carefully built his practice over the past 20 years by providing consistently natural-looking results for all his patients.
Send your confidence skyrocketing to new heights with the best body lift surgeon in Oakland County, MI. Contact Plastic Surgery of Michigan at (248) 540-2100 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today. At our Novi office, we serve plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients Oakland County, Macomb County, Wayne County, and throughout Michigan.
What Is a Body Lift?
A body lift is a surgical procedure to improve and enhance the shape and tone of the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips, and upper thighs. Other names for a body lift include a circumferential tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, or belt lipectomy. Whatever you choose to call it, this procedure removes excess skin and fat all around the torso, leaving you with a sleek, contoured body. Dr. Lofman performs body lift procedures to remove loose, unwanted skin after significant weight loss, aging, or other genetic factors that affect skin’s elasticity.
Typically, a body lift focuses on the lower abdominal region to address:
Body Lift Procedures
While a body lift focuses on improving the contours and appearance of the abdomen, buttocks, lower back, and thighs, you can choose to add other procedures for a comprehensive rejuvenation.
After experiencing significant weight loss, sun damage, aging, pregnancy, or genetic factors that cause poor elasticity, many people have loose, sagging skin or small excess fat pockets that can not only be unsightly, but can also cause physical and emotional discomfort.
Body lift procedures tackle your biggest physical concerns and can also incorporate surgeries like:
Dramatic weight loss leaves many people with stretched skin that fails to bounce back to its original position. Unfortunately, this issue can be embarrassing and detract from the satisfaction you should feel after reaching your goals.
Whether you lost weight through bariatric surgery or dietary and lifestyle changes, you’ve made tremendous strides, and we want you to feel proud of what you’ve accomplished. With the best body lift in Michigan, you can improve your figure and renew your self-image.
While body lifts are not weight loss procedures, they serve to complement all your efforts by helping you finally get the appearance you’ve dreamed of. Dr. Lofman recommends patients are close to their ideal, stable weight for at least six months before their body lift procedure. You’ll enjoy long-lasting results by maintaining your healthy lifestyle and weight.
View our gallery for real body lift before-and-after photos from Dr. Lofman.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for a Body Lift?
Michigan body lift candidates are women and men who are in good mental and physical health and are looking to improve the contours and overall proportions of their torso. Dr. Lofman recommends Oakland County body lift candidates:
Choosing Dr. Andrew Lofman as Your Michigan Body Lift Surgeon
Dr. Lofman started planning his future career as a plastic surgeon as a child. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has reached the highest level of training and education in his field. He sincerely enjoys using his skills to enrich his patients’ lives and boost their self-confidence.
When considering an elective procedure to improve your appearance, it’s essential to establish a relationship with a trustworthy surgeon who has your best interests at heart. Dr. Lofman has earned his stellar reputation over more than two decades of specializing in body contouring procedures. When you are looking to achieve a complete transformation, Dr. Lofman will be there for you at every step of the way.
What Can I Expect During a Body Lift?
Since patient commitment and education are Dr. Lofman’s highest priorities, he teaches his patients how to navigate the steps involved in their body lift procedures to ensure they are comfortable and well-informed from consultation to post-op.
While each Michigan body lift patient will have a unique experience, here is a typical overview of what happens.
Please arrive at the hospital or surgery center an hour before your procedure. After our team checks you in, Dr. Lofman will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last-minute questions, review crucial details, and perform surgical markings. After you are comfortably resting under general anesthesia, Dr. Lofman will begin your body lift in Oakland County.
Body lift procedures are an outpatient surgery, so you’ll need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first few days or weeks to help with household tasks. Mentally prepare for the fact that you will need to give yourself plenty of time to rest and focus on self-care.
Dr. Lofman will provide specially designed compression garments to minimize swelling and allow your body to adjust to its new contours. You should wear these full-time for at least four to six weeks. Plan to take at least one to two weeks off work. People with physically strenuous jobs or small children to care for may need a longer recovery time. Avoid activities like exercise and heavy lifting for at least eight weeks following surgery. However, Dr. Lofman advises slowly walking as soon as you feel well enough to do so.
Depending on your unique procedural plan developed during your consultation with Dr. Lofman, he will begin your body lift to address your redundant skin.
Body lift procedures require extensive incisions that stretch across your body, much like a bikini pattern. Dr. Lofman will use his extensive skills to strategically locate the incisions where you can conceal them with most clothing. While your customized body lift will include a circumferential tummy tuck, it may also incorporate surgeries like liposuction, thigh lift, or arm lift.
How Soon Will I See My Body Lift Results?
After a body lift procedure, many patients notice immediate improvements to the appearance of their overall shape and proportions. Bruising and swelling that temporarily obscures their true results. Swelling will continue to decrease over four to six weeks after surgery; however, residual swelling may take six to twelve months to fully resolve.
After your best Michigan body lift surgery, you will experience long-lasting results by maintaining your stable weight with your continued healthy diet and exercise routine.
Restore Your Body Contours With Body Lift Surgery in Michigan
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Michigan body lift cost depends on your specific needs and the surgical plan Dr. Lofman creates for you. After your consultation with Dr. Lofman, you will receive a breakdown of the cost of body lift surgery in Oakland County.
Healing from a body lift takes a bit longer than the average tummy tuck, with a typical recovery time of four to six weeks. During this time, you may need help completing many of your usual responsibilities. Patients typically feel well enough to return to work in two to three weeks, though you may wish to take longer if your work requires challenging physical activities.