As one of the only surgeons in the country to have completed a bariatric surgery fellowship as well as a full facial and body cosmetic surgery fellowship, Dr. Frenzel is highly trained and experienced in providing patients with post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedures.
Rapid weight loss can cause excess and sagging skin on the body. Dr. Frenzel walks along side of his patients throughout each stage of their journey. He understands all the complex issues that a post-bariatric patients may face, not only from a medical standpoint, but also from a mental standpoint.
When patients have sagging skin around the buttocks, hips, thighs, abdomen, waist, and flanks we recommend the body lift surgery. This procedure removes and tightens excess and sagging skin to reshape the contour of the lower body. Lower body procedures, such as the body lift, are popular among patients who have experienced incredible weight loss.
Candidates for this procedure must be healthy, non-smokers with good skin elasticity. It’s crucial that prospective patients understand the risks and benefits of the body lift surgery. In some cases, liposuction or a tummy tuck may also be recommended to obtain the most satisfying results.
During the body lift procedure, an incision is made in the body’s natural folds, where they can easily be covered up by clothing. The excess skin and tissue are removed and lifted as needed in different parts of the lower body. Dr. Frenzel is very meticulous to make sure that your body has a natural appearance after surgery. Once the body lift is complete, dissolvable sutures are placed along with drains to remove fluid that accumulates during recovery.
The recovery for the body lift surgery is approximately six weeks. During this time, medications are prescribed to control symptoms and an elastic compression garment is necessary to keep the swelling down. After about three weeks, restricted exercise can be resumed. Then after six weeks, normal activity can be resumed.
Dr. Frenzel has a passion for helping patients through bariatric and cosmetic surgeries. His skill and extensive training has come together to provide patients with the best results. If you have gone through bariatric surgery or have excess skin on the lower body, allow Dr. Frenzel to help you achieve your goals. The body lift surgery can transform your body and mind, giving you the confidence you deserve and appearance you’ve worked hard to achieve.
Schedule an initial consultation today to talk with Dr. Frenzel about the surgery, it’s risks and benefits, and to voice any questions and concerns you have regarding the body lift surgery.