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Body Lift

Premier Plastic Surgeon in Knoxville, TN

Body Lift (Body Contouring) Procedure in Knoxville, TN

Have you lost a lot of weight? After losing weight you may have loose skin or heavy folds of skin.  Aging, sun damage, pregnancy and fluctuations in body weight as well as genetic factors contribute to poor tissue elasticity and may result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms. Body Lift can remove the extra skin and improve the shape and tone of tissue in your arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks, face, and abdomen. 

 

Body contouring, also known as body lift surgery can help you gain a trimmer, firmer shape. Body lift surgery is one of the most common procedures used to improve the body’s appearance after weight loss. 

It involves one cut along the abdomen to remove the excess, sagging skin. Dr. Lo may also lift and tighten the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and arms in the same procedure. Additionally, Liposuction is often used to remove fat and improve body contour. Buttock augmentation may be done since buttocks often flatten with extreme weight loss.

 

As a quick recap, body lift may involve all or some of the following:

  • Abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
  • Buttocks, that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
  • Groin that may sag into the inner thigh
  • Thigh, including the inner, outer, or posterior thigh, or circumferentially
  • Upper arms, including the armpit region

 

Body lifting procedures may be appropriate for individuals who are of stable weight that is reasonably proportionate to their height and body frame.

It is a very individualized procedure and will be customized to your specific conditions and the regions to be treated. Therefore it’s advisable to book a consultation with Dr Lo and discuss your goals. 

After the procedure, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions. One or more small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood that may collect. Before you are released following surgery, you will be given specific instructions.

Consultation

In first consultation, Dr. Lo will listen to you, understand your goals, answer all your questions and make recommendations.

He will evaluate your body, general health status and any pre-existing conditions or risk factors. Your candidness to answer the questions will contribute towards the success of the procedure.  

Let’s start with a no obligation consultation. Book your appointment to discuss your options with Dr. David Lo. 

Recovery from the procedure

For a week or so, you must avoid bending, straining or lifting. Where tightening of the abdomen or thighs is involved, we may also instruct you to avoid standing fully upright and to sleep with pillows elevating your knees. A return to light, normal activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, usually within 2-3 weeks following surgery. You will be ready to return to work and normal activity in a few weeks, so long as you do not engage in any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise.

Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling dissipates and incision lines continue to improve.

Costs

It is a personalized procedure. Please contact our office to get a personalized quote. Our friendly Patient Coordinator can answer your questions and help you with it.

Risks & Safety

Premier Surgical is the region’s largest multi-speciality surgical group and Dr. Lo is an extensively trained Plastic Surgeon. You will feel comfortable getting your procedure done at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery. We encourage you to discuss all your questions with the Surgeon or the support staff.

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Dr. David Lo

Plastic Surgeon in Knoxville, TN

Dr. Lo’s broad and extensive training has given him vast experience in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body and face. 

Educated & Trained at Renowned Medical Schools

Duke University

Stanford University

Tufts University

Emory University

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Largest multi-specialty surgical group in the region.

Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery and Dr. David Lo offer aesthetic surgery of the breast, body and face. Premier Surgical is the largest multi-specialty surgical group in the East Tennessee region. Premium Surgical Plastic Surgery is the plastic surgery division of Premier Surgical group.  We are equipped to provide patients with the best options for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.

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My experience has always been great with Dr. David Lo and his team members. They are so kind, considerate and caring for me. They seem to take time and listen to all my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. David Lo and his staff at Premier Surgical Associates at any time. They are there willing to help with whatever situation that you may have.
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Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery and Dr. David Lo offer aesthetic surgery of the breast and body. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Premier Surgical Associates is the largest multi-specialty surgical group in the East Tennessee region. Premium Surgical Plastic Surgery is the plastic surgery division of Premier Surgical group. We are equipped to provide patients with the best options for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.