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Excess sagging skin can not only interfere with a positive self-image but can also cause a variety of health issues such as chafing, irritation, and infection. It can make it difficult to find clothing that fits and can inhibit a person’s mobility and stamina.

A surgical body lift is a strategic procedure to remove redundant skin folds, revealing a more sculpted, contoured physique. It is often performed for those who have undergone massive weight loss after bariatric surgery, exercise, dietary restriction, or pregnancy. Dr. Sadrian's body lift surgery in San Diego can also serve to improve the figure for clients with a loss of skin laxity due to the aging process, hereditary traits, or certain medical disorders.


What is a lower body lift?

A lower body lift, or more formally a belt lipectomy, can transform the appearance through a series of contouring procedures that are customized to the client’s wishes. It can remove excess sagging skin from the belly, hips, thighs, buttocks, and groin. To also rid these areas of stubborn fat, liposuction may be combined with body sculpting techniques.

Dr. Sadrian's Body Lift Before & After Photos

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What are the benefits of a body lift?

  • Rids the body of excess skin
  • Can be combined with liposuction to combat stubborn fat
  • Reduces irritation, chafing, and the risk of infection
  • Improves personal hygiene
  • Boosts stamina and mobility
  • Reshapes and sculpts the torso
  • Enhances self-image and self-confidence
  • Helps provide closure after massive weight loss
  • Opens up new wardrobe choices
  • Long-lasting results

Who makes a good candidate for a body lift?

Losing a significant amount of weight is a huge achievement, but it can be obscured by the reality of the sagging skin left behind. If you are struggling with excess skin that won’t resume its shape despite a rigorous exercise regime, a body lift could be the perfect solution for your concerns.

Good candidates for Dr. Sadrian's body lift surgery in La Jolla have reached their ideal weight and are now looking to sculpt their physique. They are physically and mentally healthy non-smokers who are realistic in their expectations for improvement rather than for the “perfect” body.

What happens after my surgery?

Your body lift procedure is tailored to your unique needs, so recovery times will vary. In general, you can expect to encounter swelling, bruising, and tenderness after surgery. Dr. Sadrian will provide prescriptions for pain medications and antibiotics, as well as compression garments to help keep your new contours in pristine condition as your body heals. Dr. Sadrian is dedicated to ensuring outstanding care, and this means continuing to monitor your recovery. He will schedule follow-up visits and send you home with a detailed aftercare plan.

Why choose Dr. Sadrian?

Dr. Sadrian is a multifaceted board-certified plastic surgeon with an extensive background in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His meticulous attention to detail, inspired artistry, and broad range of superior skills has made him a sought-after authority in San Diego and beyond.

After obtaining his dental degree at the University of Washington, Dr. Sadrian pursued a rigorous training program to become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. He received his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed additional education in the art of plastic surgery at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine.

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