Body Lift Chicago

Chicago patients with massive weight loss as a result of dieting, gastric bypass surgery or banding procedures are in need of major reconstruction regarding the excess skin tissue laxity that results. Body contouring procedures, also referred to as body shaping or a body lift, are intended to help individuals who have experienced massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery, a stomach stapling procedure, gastric banding surgery or personal dieting remove loose, hanging skin from various parts of their bodies. Having body contouring plastic surgery after massive weight loss can dramatically improve one’s figure and help patients regain confidence in their appearance.

There are a variety of different body contouring procedures available to enhance one’s figure after undergoing massive weight loss. The most common of these procedures include abdominoplasty, thigh-buttock lift, breast lift and an upper arm lift. Facelift plastic surgery can also be done after massive weight loss, restoring patients’ youthful looks and helping them feel more attractive. Many of these procedures can be combined and done at one time or within a short period of time to give the patient’s body a total rejuvenation. The majority of body contouring procedures performed after an individual undergoes massive weight loss are done using general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis with the option of spending the night in the hospital.

Body contouring helps give an overall effect of a smoother, flatter stomach and less baggy skin on the arms, chest, buttocks and legs. Depending on the targeted location(s), incisions are made, muscles may be tightened, fat deposits are removed with liposuction and excess skin is removed and redraped, giving the patient an enhanced and significantly more attractive appearance. Those who choose to have one or several body contouring procedures after experiencing massive weight loss should be in good emotional and physical health and start their plastic surgery experience with realistic expectations.

Emphasis is always placed on our Chicago cosmetic surgery patient’s safety and comfort. Dr. Gikas will fully explain what to expect from your surgery and what a body contouring procedure entails in your consultation appointment. It is essential to the success of the procedure, however, that prospective patients research and fully understand the different issues related to body contouring plastic surgery. Such topics include what body contouring can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs and various other factors. Body contouring can help patients improve their quality of life and regain confidence in their appearance after experiencing massive weight loss.

In addition to performing body lift procedures, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gikas also uses his talents to help abdominoplasty and liposuction Chicago patients obtain a slimmer and tighter midsection. He may also recommend body lift surgery for post-bariatric surgery patients as well as new mothers seeking mommy makeover surgery in Chicago. Feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have regarding any of our body contouring procedures.