If you recently lost a lot of weight, congratulations! A successful weight loss journey is hard to achieve and knowing that you did all of the hard work to get there is worth celebrating. However, although the weight loss itself is an amazing accomplishment, many patients suffer from excess, hanging skin. If you have loose, baggy, or drooping skin across your body due to weight loss or other body changes, then you may be an ideal candidate for a body lift procedure from Dr. Derek Steinbacher.
During a body lift surgery, Dr. Steinbacher will make an incision along the abdomen to remove excess, sagging skin. At this time, liposuction can also be done to remove stubborn pockets of fat. In addition to the abdomen, the buttocks, hips, arms, and thighs can also be lifted during this same procedure.
Many body lift procedures can be performed with IV sedation without the need for hospitalization or general anesthesia. However, some patients may still require conventional anesthesia and a hospital stay. During your initial consultation, we should be able to determine what option is going to be better for you.
We have seen so many patients finally achieve their weight loss goals only to still have bad self-esteem because of excess, sagging skin. The main benefit of getting a body lift after extreme weight loss is finally being confident in the skin you are in. Additionally, you will notice less chafing and more comfort overall.
Directly after surgery, we will place bandages over the incisions, and small drainage tubes will be temporarily placed beneath the skin to drain excess blood and fluid. Additionally, Dr. Steinbacher will also send you home with detailed instructions on medications, how to treat the incision sites, how to care for drainage tubes, how to reduce infection, and when to return to our office for your follow-up appointment.
Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.
He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.
Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!