What Are Tummy Tucks and Body Lifts?

Tummy tucks and body lifts are surgical procedures that are typically performed on individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight, either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery. These procedures are designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and other areas of the body, resulting in a smoother, more toned appearance. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, while also tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. The body lift, on the other hand, is a more comprehensive procedure that targets multiple areas of the body. For minor instances of skin laxity, Renuvion or BodyTite may be a better, less invasive alternative. Both procedures are an ideal way to show the world a tighter, more toned abdomen, which enables many of our male patients to feel more masculine and confident in their appearance. If you'd like to learn more about what these procedures can do for you, reach out to Dr. Rogers in Beverly Hills and set up your initial consultation today.

Should I Consider a Tummy Tuck or Body Lift?

You might very well be a great candidate for a tummy tuck and body lift surgery if you are in good overall health and free of any serious medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications during surgery or recovery. It’s also recommended that you be at or near your ideal body weight before undergoing surgery and committed to maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise after the surgery. 

It’s worth noting that these procedures aren’t weight loss procedures but are rather designed to remove excess skin and fat. The ideal candidate, in addition to having already reached and maintained a stable body weight, will also have significant amounts of both in the targeted areas. Smoking can increase the risk of complications and slow down the healing process, so you should be a non-smoker or be willing to quit before your surgery.

Your Tummy Tuck or Body Lift Experience

In advance of your procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Rogers to go over the details of your surgery. You’ll collaborate on the development of a bespoke surgical plan, and he’ll take the time to explain everything you might want to know about your upcoming procedure, going over everything from surgical technique to incision placement and much more. In general, a tummy tuck can take anywhere from two to five hours to complete, while a body lift can take four to eight hours or more, depending on the areas being treated. Both tummy tuck and body lift surgeries are typically performed under general anesthesia. General anesthesia is a type of anesthesia that causes the patient to be completely unconscious. While both surgeries involve a slightly different approach, they each involve the careful removal of excess skin and unwanted fatty tissue in the abdomen and chest areas. Dr. Rogers will sculpt your ideal physique according to your personal surgical plan before carefully closing his incisions and completing the surgery.

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The Recovery Period

You can expect to take at least two weeks off from work and other daily activities and should avoid any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for several weeks after the surgery. Of course, your recovery period will be unique to the details of your treatment plan, and we’ll make sure that you have everything you need to heal quickly and comfortably.

Dr. Rogers’ team will provide you with aftercare instructions and a careful recovery timeline that explains exactly what you can expect, and will be sure to schedule follow-up appointments with you, so we can be sure that you’re recovering nicely. Most patients are able to enjoy their final results after about six to eight weeks.

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Benefits of Tummy Tucks & Body Lifts

Here at Leif Rogers, MD, we understand that it can be frustrating to lose a massive amount of weight and notice that doing so has left a significant amount of loose or sagging skin behind. We also understand that sometimes, simple genetics can keep you from enjoying your ideal silhouette in the mirror each day. A tummy tuck or body lift can help to slim you down and leave you with a more toned physique so you can enjoy all the exciting self-confidence that comes with showing off your body in your favorite social settings.

  • Improved appearance
  • Improved posture
  • Boosted confidence
  • Better fitting clothing
  • Relief from skin irritation
  • Improved health

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