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Exercising after the Brazilian Butt Lift: Do’s and Don’ts

A large, full buttocks is highly desirable, but not something you can achieve at the gym. Either you’re born with one or you’ll need cosmetic surgery to achieve those shapely curves. Brazilian butt lifts are a great way to enhance natural curves without having to turn to implants. During the procedure, fat is removed via liposuction from one part of the body and re-injected into the derriere. 

While you can’t achieve a full and rounded buttocks with exercise alone, after surgery you can enhance your results by hitting the gym. Check out our guide to the do’s and don’ts of working out after a BBL.

Do: Go for Gluteal Intensive Exercises

What do squats, lunges, and HITT training all have in common? Each of these workout varieties focus heavily on building muscle mass in the buttocks. Once you’ve been given the green light to work out, try to build a workout routine that includes muscle building movements that enhance your new curves. 

Don’t: Immediately Go to the Highest Weight Possible

While BBLs are designed to be less invasive than other buttock enhancement procedures, the two-step process can still be physically taxing on your body. Gradually work your way up to intensive workouts. Start with gentle walks around the neighborhood each day after surgery. As the days progress, go a little further and increase your pace to get your body back in the swing of physical exertion and to promote healthy circulation. Once you’ve been cleared for weightlifting, start off light and work your way back up to your pre-surgery gains. 

Easy does it. Slowly returning to exercise prevents injuries. 

Don’t: Jump Back into Fat Burning

Burning fat shrinks fall cells, and when fat is the basis for your new curves, this can spell disaster for your results. Great results from BBLs depend on being able to maintain fat cell size in the months following surgery. We recommend that patients achieve their goal-weight, or close to it, before surgery. Other counterproductive exercises include cross-fit, cycling, and other exercises where you’re sitting.

After a BBL, fat loss can mean booty loss. 

Do: Eat!

If you have a hard time staying away from the elliptical or fitness bootcamp, not to worry – a balanced diet with plenty of calories can help offset any potential fat burning you may be inadvertently doing. As you get back into a workout routine, we recommend working with a personal trainer to create a meal plan strategy that keeps you healthy without compromising your results. 

Learn More from Our San Diego Plastic Surgeon

With the right long-term strategy, the results of your Brazilian butt lift can last years and even improve over time. At Dr. Tim Sayed’s offices in Newport Beach and La Jolla, our specialist plastic surgeon focuses on helping patients build long-term treatment plans that extend beyond surgery to ensure long-lasting results. Learn more about buttock augmentation in San Diego at your personalized consultation with Dr. Sayed.

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Capsular Contraction Correction Surgeon

Breast hardening, distortion, and pain are all symptoms of capsular contracture, a breast augmentation complication. While improvements in breast augmentation technique have reduced the risk of capsular contracture, the condition still occurs in a small number of implant patients. Women who develop the characteristic asymmetry or implant distortion usually must undergo corrective surgery to remove the capsule and reposition or replace the implant.

Although the prospect of additional surgical treatment may seem invasive, visiting an experienced plastic surgeon can ensure you receive the best care possible. A skilled plastic surgeon can correct the deformities and discomfort and restore the breast’s appearance.

Questions are a must. Asking plenty of questions during your initial consultation can help ensure that you are fully aware of what corrective treatment looks like for your unique situation.

Be sure to bring these top 10 questions to your consultation visit and for additional questions, contact our San Diego plastic surgeon.

  1. How Severe Is My Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contraction correction is determined based on the extent of the contraction. During your visit, your surgeon will evaluate and classify your symptoms according to the Baker classification – a grading system that categorizes symptoms in grades from one to four. Baker Grade 1 classification is the most minor form of capsular contraction. At this stage, contraction is imperceptible. Grade 4 contractures are characterized by an abnormal-looking breast accompanied by painful hardening.

  1. What Are My Treatment Options?

There are many treatment options for capsular contracture. These include:

  • Capsulectomy- Removal of the capsule and removal and replacement of the breast implant.
  • Capsulotomy- Scoring or partially releasing the capsule.
  • Implant Exchange- Implant is removed and replaced with a new breast implant.
  • Implant and Capsule Removal Without Replacement
  • Ultrasound and Massage

Your surgeon will outline the treatment options that are available to you.

  1. Do All Corrective Treatments Require Surgery?

Not all capsular contracture patients will require going under the knife again. In some early and mild cases of contracture, a specialist may recommend non-invasive ultrasound and massage therapy to alleviate pain and reduce contraction risks.

Surgery is often required for effective treatment but talk with your plastic surgeon to discover all available options.

  1. How Will My Implant Placement Influence Surgery?

Capsular contracture is less likely when a breast implant is placed under the chest muscle. When treating this condition, your surgeon may recommend changing your implant placement to reduce the risk of recurrence.

  1. Have You Treated Patients with Similar Forms of Capsular Contracture?

As with choosing the right breast implant doctor, finding the best surgeon for breast revision treatment is vital to achieving natural-looking results. In Newport Beach and La Jolla, Dr. Sayed is happy to help patients by providing a second opinion regarding their capsular contracture. He regularly treats this condition and has high levels of success.

  1. What Are the Warning Signs of Worsening Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture may not develop for several months following initial breast augmentation surgery. The most noticeable signs to watch out for are soft breasts becoming firmer or rounder, excessive bleeding around the incision site and chronic pain around the breasts.

  1. How Can I Prepare for Surgery?

Preparing for corrective surgery is similar to other breast surgery procedures. Patients first undergo an extensive evaluation during which a skilled surgeon will identify the best surgical approach. In the weeks leading up to surgery, patients will be advised to stop smoking. Your doctor may recommend vitamins, supplements, and other preparations.

  1. How Long Is Recovery After Capsular Contracture Correction?

Following corrective surgery, we recommend patients give themselves several days of recovery before heading back to work and avoid strenuous activity for two to six weeks following surgery. During your consultation, your specialist will provide you with a personalized recovery timeline.

Your recovery timeline will depend on the techniques used for your correction.

  1. Is it Safe to Replace Implants After Corrective Surgery?

Yes, so long as you don’t use the same implants. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon can help you identify the right implant type and how to reduce your risk of future contracture.

Dr. Sayed uses specialized protocols to reduce capsular contracture risk including antibiotics in the breast implant pocket, special handling of the implants, a Keller funnel, and a no-touch technique on the skin.

  1. What Is the Likelihood of Recurrence?

While initial capsular contracture is relatively rare, recurrent contracture is high. If a surgeon is not diligent and fails to remove all signs of biofilm or bacteria, patients may end up with capsular contracture again.

Choosing a skilled breast surgeon with experience treating capsular contracture is essential to reduce this risk.

Bring Your Questions to Dr. Sayed

To learn more about correcting capsular contracture, call 858-247-2933 and schedule your consultation with our plastic surgeon.

 

 

Tips on Safe Clothing Choices after Butt and Breast Lifts

If you love to shop, you’re in luck. Undergoing either a butt or breast lift means you get a brand new body, and new clothes to cover it. What should you wear? How do you best show off those brand new curves?

We’re here to help with all the necessary info to style yourself post-op with confidence and safety. Read on to learn more about the best styles, local and online shopping options, and breakdowns of how your options expand as you heal.

If you have any further questions or would like personalized advice from the members of our team, please feel free to call 1-858-247-2933 today. We look forward to talking and helping you get the best out of your new body.

What to Wear After a Butt Lift

 Immediately After Surgery

As with any surgical procedure, after your butt lift, you will experience some swelling. To help aid in the healing process and relieve swelling, we usually send our patients home wearing a specialized compression garment.

While it may not be the sexiest pair of underwear you’ve ever seen, covering the upper part of your legs and the entire buttocks, it is essential to wear it all day, every day.

Dr. Sayed will instruct you on how long the compression garment is necessary. And after the initial healing period, when you no longer need it for added comfort and swelling relief, you can return to regular underwear, whatever style you prefer.

Once the Compression Garment Comes Off

So you have a new, fuller, confidence-boosting butt. What now? Getting used to your new shape can take a little while. You’ve spent a whole lifetime with one body shape, adjusting to another will take time.

For some patients, your fuller shape will mean an increase in jean or dress sizes. A bigger booty may mean a need to buy dresses that run a bit longer. We recommend trying out stores that offer a variety of styles and sizes. If you prefer online shopping, both Fashion Nova and Zulily offer styles specifically for women with fuller booties.

Clothing for Post-Breast Lift Busts

After your breast enhancement, most patients’ bra sizes change. This can affect both your bra size and the way shirts fit. Embrace the chance to revamp your style and check out these suggestions.

First things first, you will need to give yourself time to properly heal before embarking on the shopping spree.

Immediately After Surgery

Right after surgery, you’ll likely experience discomfort when lifting the arms. It can be difficult to raise the arms. We recommend our patients wear loose clothing that is easy to take off or put on. A simple zip-up hoodie or a flowing button-up blouse works perfectly for the first week. Zippers and buttons are key to easy on and easy off tops after breast surgery.

For the majority of patients, you will receive a compression bra. This offers support, with a zipper in the front and a soft band to prevent any irritation to the incisionThis compression bra should be worn as directed.

After Week One

After a week, most patients can wear whatever clothing they want, at least for the outer layers. Under the clothes, you will need to stick to a soft compression sports bra, usually for the first three weeks.

Victoria’s Secret offers some great products, especially their full coverage bras, which are comfy enough to sleep in. If you have any questions about whether the style you’ve found is safe, please contact Dr. Sayed.

We recommend avoiding underwires as they can damage fresh incisions and may slow the recovery process.

After Three Weeks

Patients may return to a soft, non-underwire/non-push-up bra during the day or while at work. At home, you should still wear a sports bra to aid in healing. Avoid lace bras or structured lingerie as these may distort the breast.

Six Weeks – Back to Your New Normal

After six weeks, the sky is the limit. Wear what you like and enjoy your new look. A good rule of thumb is that if something causes you pain, don’t wear it.

At this point, we also recommend you get fitted for new bras. A professional fitting will help you discover the correct size for your new breasts. Indeed, a shocking number of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Here are two lists of the top fitting locations in both La Jolla and Newport Beach.

Your breast size may continue to change and adjust. The implants will need to go through a settling process, when the implant drops and expands over time. This can take a few months to occur, so be patient.

More Questions? Don’t Hesitate to Ask

Dr. Sayed is happy to answer any further questions about the best clothing options for after a butt or breast lift. If you’d like to talk more, please call us at 1-858-247-2933 or contact us here.

Breast Implant Removal: Why Thousands of Women are Doing It

Since it was first introduced, breast augmentation has become one of the most popular and best-known plastic surgeries available. For countless patients, the procedure has provided the opportunity to enjoy renewed self-confidence and comfort in their appearance. In recent years, however, the number of women seeking implant removal has increased dramatically.  While the reasons may be personal, they can often be sorted into three distinct categories:

Changing Ideals

As with every generation, the features that are considered beautiful change over time. Today’s trends of creating more natural enhancements to a woman’s body is a complete 180 from the old mantra “bigger is better”. As a result, some women are seeking breast implant removal as a means of updating their appearance to match this newer emphasis on natural curves. Unnaturally large breasts can also impede a woman’s ability to participate in certain physical activities like jogging and weight training. For women committed to getting fit and staying that way, breast implant removal can eliminate discomfort when running and alleviate undue pressure on the spine and back caused by disproportionately large breasts. 

Ongoing Maintenance

Like any other medical device, breast implants are not meant to last forever. Rupture is a constant risk with implants and deflation usually occur about 10 years following placement, requiring that patients either replace surviving implants in order to retain their shape. In order to replace worn implants, patients must undergo surgery – meaning time off from work and several weeks of recovery. While some patients may not mind undergoing routine replacement, others may find the upkeep to become physically taxing and choose to have their implants removed instead of replaced. 

Secondary Illness

While neither implant types have been directly correlated to increased risk of cancer, recent years have also seen the rise of secondary health issues related to breast implants. For patients experiencing breast implant illness, symptoms like headaches, chronic fatigue, fever, and joint pain can be especially debilitating and provide enough reason for women to seek explant. Furthermore, the FDA has identified over 450 cases of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma – a rare form of cancer that can develop in the scar tissue around the implant. In the face of these very real medical concerns, many patients have chosen to implant removal as a means of protecting their overall health.

Get the Scoop from Dr. Sayed

When it comes to the impacts of surgery, having a thorough understanding of all available options and risks can make a tremendous difference in the long-term results. At Dr. Sayed’s offices in Newport Beach and La Jolla San Diego, our experienced plastic surgeon is committed to patient education. Starting with your first consultation, Dr. Sayed focuses on the facts of each procedure, ensuring you know both the pros and cons and can make an informed decision about your treatments. To learn more about breast implant placement, risk, and removal, we encourage you to schedule your consultation today.

Pairing Surgical Body Contouring Procedures: Which Go Together?

When diet and exercise aren’t enough, many men and women turn to body contouring to finally achieve their dream figure. For some though, procedures like liposuction may only address part of the problem behind a bumpy figure. In these instances, combining body contouring with more comprehensive plastic surgery is a great way of addressing all trouble spots at once. 

Tummy Tuck

Body contouring is more than simply removing unwanted fat cells. While liposuction can remove stubborn, unwanted pockets of fat, the procedure does nothing to tighten the left behind sagging skin. To help address the issue of excess skin, abdominoplasty is a popular surgical add-on for many liposuction candidates. During the tummy tuck procedure, excess sagging skin is removed while loose muscle tissue is tightened. The procedure helps complement the results of the initial body contouring procedure while also creating a trimmer looking figure.

Arm Lift

One of the reasons why body contouring treatments are so popular is that they can be combined and applied to different parts of the body that are often difficult to target with exercise or non-surgical skin tightening. For instance, liposuction and brachioplasty (arm lift) are excellent companion treatments that can be used in tandem to tackle sagging skin and stubborn fat pockets that accompany weight loss. 

Breast Augmentation

While it may sound counter-intuitive, breast augmentation and liposuction go hand in hand. Breast augmentation is a great way to enhance a woman’s natural curves, helping them achieve the highly sought-after hourglass shape. To help create and accentuate newly created curves, liposuction can be used to subtly contour the waist and hips, helping women achieve their desired look. 

Brazilian Butt Lift

Breast augmentation accounts for the upper half of an hourglass figure. To create curves below the waist, liposuction can be used to both remove unwanted fat and add volume to other areas. Known as a Brazilian butt lift, this procedure uses liposuction to remove stubborn fat pockets that can develop around the arms, thighs, and abdomen then re-inject it into the buttocks. The result is a firmer, larger rear created your body’s own fat tissue – thereby minimize the risk of rejection that can occur with implants or other approaches to buttock augmentation. 

Mommy Makeover

Having kids can be life-changing in many positive ways. For mothers, the rare minute alone is often spent on other pressing matters rather than personal care or exercise. To help busy moms regain their pre-baby bodies, mommy makeovers can be used to tighten and restore a woman’s figure. Depending on the problem areas, this multi-procedure treatment often combines multiple forms of body contouring treatments including liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast implant.   

Get Started with Dr. Sayed

Everyone has unique goals for their figure. By building trusting and collaborative relationships with each individual, we’re able to help patients understand all available options and choose procedures that will help them reach their aesthetic goals. If you’re considering body contouring as a means of finally achieving your dream figure, call (858) 247-2933 and schedule your first consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon today!

Liposuction Differences in Men vs. Women

It’s no wonder why liposuction is one of the top requested procedures for men and women. But did you know that the procedure affects each patient differently? Here are just a few differences that can require different approaches for men and women. 

Different goals for different patients

While the liposuction procedure is the same for both men and women, the reasons behind why each patient pursues treatment can vary. 

For starters, where men and women carry their fat varies tremendously. Women tend to carry more fat on their bodies, which tends to be stored around the hips and thighs, or the gluteal-femoral area. This part of the body tends to be difficult to target with diet and exercise. In contrast, men carry fat around their midsection – think the stereotypical “beer gut”.

This difference is where excess fat is stored changes the goals for each patient. Since fat around the stomach is often easier to lose than fat in the gluteal-femoral area, liposuction isn’t used to remove fat so much as add definition. As a result, when men visit Dr. Sayed’s offices in Newport Beach or La Jolla, most use liposuction to improve muscle definition and create a more masculine figure. 

On the flip side, women find liposuction to be the ideal way to remove excess fat cells from the areas they accumulate. In addition to recontouring stubborn pockets of fat, liposuction is an excellent way for women to regain a more feminine figure. At Sr. Sayed’s practice, we find that many women use liposuction in tandem with other cosmetic procedures, such as Brazilian Butt Lifts or fat transfer to help reshape their entire body in one comprehensive procedure. These combination treatments are especially popular post-baby or following substantial weight loss. 

Physical differences in fat composition

Aesthetic goals aren’t the only differences in liposuction treatment between men and women. Fat cell composition and accumulation below the skin also require different approaches. For example, fat cells in men tend to be thicker, more fibrous and stick close together to create a layer right above the muscle. The way in which fat cells develop, accumulate and expand so closely to the muscle tissue make removal a challenge – even with highly-targeted liposuction. 

Women don’t face this issue. Instead, women are genetically designed to carry more fat healthily (nature’s answer to helping nourish babies in the womb). This causes fat cells to develop subcutaneously, making them easier to remove with liposuction. This placement of fat changes the way our experienced plastic surgeon targets fat cells and pockets during the procedure and ensures the best results. 

Develop Your Treatment Strategy at Dr. Tim Sayed MD

For men and women alike, the decision to undergo liposuction treatment can be life-changing. Following treatment, many patients find a renewed sense of self-confidence and pride in their appearance. Creating the long-lasting, great-looking results starts with an in-depth consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sayed. During this visit, our specialist will work with you to identify the best treatment strategy and provide you with a liposuction procedure that helps you achieve your cosmetic goals. Discover the benefits of liposuction and how this procedure can change your life – call our offices in Newport Beach or La Jolla and schedule your one-on-one consultation today!

How young is too young for a facelift?

Facelifts have long been the golden standard for advanced facial restoration. But determining when the right time to get the treatment can be a challenge. For many patients concerned about how quickly their skin is showing the wear of aging, getting a facelift as soon as possible becomes the priority. 

In addition to outlining who is a candidate for this procedure, one of the most common questions our La Jolla surgeon gets about facelifts is about how young is too young for a facelift.

When Do I Need a Facelift?

Every patient will experience the process of aging differently. For some, wrinkles around the eyes and mouth are the first be noticeable. For others, its volume loss across the face and sagging skin.  In either scenario, a facelift can be an excellent option that allows patients to improve the texture of their skin, overall appearance, and self-confidence. 

While technologies and techniques have advanced over the years, the procedure is still fairly a form of plastic surgery and is often considered as one of the most invasive rejuvenation procedures available. As such, not all patients may need or want to go through with the treatment as their first facial restoration procedure. Instead, the value of undergoing treatment is determined by several factors:

Condition

The condition of your skin is one of the main factors that determine whether a patient is a candidate for a facelift. While it can go hand-in-hand with how old a patient is, the life experiences a person goes through can also impact how their skin ages. A lifetime out in the sun or behaviors that damage skin can accelerate how your skin ages, meaning that a facelift or other treatment may be valuable sooner rather than later. 

Age

When it comes to establishing candidacy for a facelift, one of the top questions we get is “How young is too young for a facelift.” While it would be great to provide a specific age, there are multiple other factors that go into determining whether a person is a candidate for a facelift. Skin condition, genetic predisposition and a myriad of other factors come into play when determining the right time to invest in surgical facial rejuvenation. 

With that being said, our team has seen excellent treatment longevity from patients who receive facelifts in their early-to-mid forties then use secondary facelifts in their 50s and 60s to touch-up the initial treatment results. Given the extensive nature of facelifts, it is rare that patients under the age of 35 undergo treatment – most opt for non-surgical alternatives like injectables or liquid facelift before taking the plunge and committing to surgery. 

Find the perfect time for your facelift

Making the decision to undergo facelift treatment is a very personal choice that requires evaluating a number of different factors. For Dr. Sayed, the initial and pre-surgery consultation provide valuable time for our La Jolla plastic surgeon to get to know patients and goals. Our one-on-one approach to treatment allows Dr. Sayed to provide each individual with the personalized high-quality care we’re known for. Start your treatment journey by calling 858-247-2933 today and scheduling your consultation with our specialist today!

Different Types of Facelift: Which Technique Is Best for You?

Different Types of Facelift: Which Technique Is Best for You?

Clever terms and catchphrases are the bread and butter of facelift surgery for many cosmetic surgeons. They entice patients to their practices with the mini-facelift, MACS lift, composite facelift, deep plane SMAS lift, mid face lift, lunchtime facelift, and an assortment of other complicated facelift terms. This sea of possibilities leaves patients wondering, “Which facelift technique is right for me?”

Many of these terms are simply marketing ploys, ways to encourage patients to seek facelift surgery. Dr. Sayed doesn’t need or use these terms to attract potential patients. Our facelift patients come to us for our results, and many travel great distances for facelift surgery with our double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Sayed. Forget about the MACS lift and the mini facelift and choose a surgeon that will customize your approach, creating a natural looking facelift result, no fancy terminology needed.

A Customized Facelift Approach for Better Results

Your face is one of a kind. Your facelift surgery should be too. We believe in providing a personalized facelift experience to each of our patients. Dr. Sayed will work with you to customize your surgery and to integrate the surgical techniques that will yield your best results. He is well versed in the many different types of facelift surgery available, and will create a custom-to-you facial rejuvenation plan that taps into these techniques for a smooth, natural looking result.

Dr. Sayed begins the facelift process with an in-depth consultation. This consultation is the key to his success as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Sayed will examine your face and pinpoint your biggest areas of concern. We’ll talk about lifestyle, goals, and priorities for your surgery. We’ll review your medical and health history to ensure facelift surgery is a safe option. Once he understands your objectives for surgery, Dr. Sayed will share his recommendations for facial rejuvenation. We typically recommend a comprehensive approach that combines facelift surgery with other procedures like a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or laser rejuvenation. Your plan will be meticulously crafted to address your concerns and goals. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all.

Achieving Your Best Facelift Results

Although we don’t use marketing jargon and branded terms to describe our facelifts, we do rely on carefully developed and executed techniques. Dr. Sayed is a double board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training in plastic surgery for the face and body. He performs facelift surgery using sophisticated techniques that address the underlying causes of aging, creating a result that will last and age gracefully as the aging process continues.

Our facelift does more than simply tighten facial tissues, it addresses aging deep within the face, lifting and tightening the deeper layers under the skin. SMAS, a layer of connective tissue and musculature under the skin, is tightened and lifted using internal sutures. We may also use fat grafting to restore a youthful facial volume or internal grafting to support facial tissues. Since each procedure is customized to the patient’s needs, your facelift may use these techniques or others. One thing is consistent through all of our facelifts and that is our commitment to achieving the best possible results.

What type of facelift is best for you? Come in for a consultation with Dr. Sayed. With our personalized approach, you won’t need to worry about terminology. We’ll create your one-of-a-kind facelift.

Body Contouring After Extreme Weight Loss

Body Contouring After Extreme Weight Loss

Weight loss is a journey, not an event, especially when there’s a lot of weight to lose. Surgical weight loss procedures like gastric bypass, intragastric balloons, and gastric sleeve restriction are helping thousands to conquer lifelong weight problems and achieve a healthier body, but many of these patients are disappointed by their results. Not by the weight loss, as these procedures are very effective for helping patients to drop pounds, but by the excess skin that remains after the extra weight is gone.

Finish your weight loss journey with post-bariatric surgery in Southern California with Dr. Tim Sayed.

Excess Skin and Weight Loss- What to Expect

Skin is highly elastic, expanding as the body grows or gains weight and contracting when weight is lost. There are limits to skin contraction. Genetics, total weight loss, skin quality, age, the amount of time that a patient was overweight, and other factors determine the extent of skin contraction after weight loss. Patients that undergo bariatric surgery often lose a significant amount of weight, so much that the skin is unable to contract sufficiently. This leaves loose, sagging skin on areas like the abdomen, waist, back, arms, and legs.

This excess skin is heavy, often keeping patients from achieving their final weight loss goals. Bacteria can easily grow under the flaps of skin, creating odor, rashes, and infection. Excess skin also makes exercise difficult and uncomfortable. Many patients struggle to find clothing that fits well with their new body shape. Our patients report feeling disappointed and embarrassed by their post-weight loss appearance.

Diet and exercise will help maintain weight loss and build muscle, but they won’t significantly shrink skin. Post-bariatric surgery is one of the most effective options for body contouring after extreme weight loss. Body contouring helps patients to finish their weight loss journey, rediscover confidence, increase hygiene, and maintain their results after bariatric surgery.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss- What Are My Options?

A lower body lift is one of our most popular options for body contouring after extreme weight loss. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Sayed and learn more about the body lift and your options for post-bariatric surgery body contouring.

What is a lower body lift? We like to think of it as an extension of a conventional tummy tuck, one that addresses the entire mid-section including the front, back, and sides. Since the lower body lift provides 360 degree results, we occasionally call it a “360” lift. This procedure isn’t one-size-fits-all; we customize surgical options for each patient to carefully address their problem areas.
A lower body lift may include:

– Removing excess skin from the abdomen, thighs, waist, and other areas
– Tightening muscle and rebuilding structure in the abdominal core
– Lifting the pubic triangle
– Lifting and reshaping the buttocks
– Belly button enhancement

A lower body lift may be combined with liposuction to address stubborn areas of fat that remain after weight loss. This isn’t a weight loss treatment, but many patients lose significant weight due to the fat, skin, and tissue removal required for the procedure.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Southern California

We’ve built our practice on the simple belief that everyone is a VIP. As a VIP, we believe that you deserve the very best medical and aesthetic care available. From body contouring to breast augmentation to facelift surgery, we strive to ensure that each patient has a positive experience when they visit one of our beautiful Southern California offices. If you’ve considered body contouring after weight loss, come explore your options with Dr. Sayed.

The first step is a consultation, a one-on-one exploration of your options. Visit one of our offices in San Diego or Newport Beach for your personalized consultation. We provide information, but never hard sell or pressure patients into treatment. After exploring your options, we’ll create a customized body contouring plan that corrects your areas of concern.

Dr. Sayed has performed many body lift procedures, on patients from around the world. He prioritizes safety, aesthetic results, and compassionate care. Call us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tim Sayed, double board-certified plastic surgeon.