A Los Angeles Body Lift, also called a circumferential lipectomy in the medical world, is used to help both men and women achieve lifted, taut bodies. This cosmetic surgery is often performed after an individual loses a great deal of body weight to correct loose body skin, flabby muscles, and excessive underlying tissues. In short, a body lift can provide a sculpted look and will help clothes to fit better and self-confidence to be gained when in public. Some women may also choose to have a breast lift or breast augmentation performed simultaneously with a Los Angeles Body Lift.
Dr. Tavoussi performs body lifts in a secure setting through OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique located in Newport Beach. This Clinique serves men and women of all ethnicities throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. While many cosmetic surgeons across the country perform body lifts as inpatient procedures, Dr. Tavoussi performs most of his as outpatient procedures, which he believes aids in healing, emotional well-being, and infection control. Patients come to the Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center on the morning of the surgery and are discharged home that night. In this way, Los Angeles patients can recover with the help of family and friends and are able to get up and around quite quickly. In fact, they will be walking that night.
The surgery itself takes between two to four hours. If combined with a breast lift, it typically takes an extra hour. Combining this procedure with a breast lift can be wise because it will combine anesthesia and surgical costs. A Los Angeles body lift can be done with one incision, which Dr. Tavoussi normally tries to keep quite low on the abdomen in order for it to be hidden beneath underwear. Through this incision, he will address the abdomen, hips, and love handles. Another incision may need to be made to address concerns with the buttocks. Drains are normally placed in the incisions and will be removed several days after surgery at a follow-up appointment. In addition, Dr. Tavoussi will place a pain pump into the incisions to deliver numbing medication initially. This will be combined with oral pain medication for excellent pain control.