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Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Body Lift in San Francisco

The Body Lift Procedure

body-liftMany individuals who have lost a large amount of weight due to gastric bypass, weight reduction surgery, or on their own through diet and exercise may experience loose, sagging, or excess skin around their arms, abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks areas. A body lift procedure can help improve ones appearance and self confidence.*

Body contouring following major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and drastically reduces excess sagging fat and skin. It may include body, breast, arm, and/or thigh lifts. A belt lipectomy, also known as the lower body lift, offers the most dramatic transformation of the mid and lower body. It re-sculpts the abdomen, hips, and buttocks. The result is a dramatic transformation which brings about a change that patients are truly happy about.*

Body lift procedure is most commonly performed on post bariatric patients but not exclusively. This procedure transforms patients, who have experienced massive weight loss and have excessive skin.*

About the Procedure

Externally, it is essentially an extension of the abdominoplasty incision, except that it goes all around the body. This affords the lifting of the areas of the body which have “drooped” from years and/or excess weight. An abdominoplasty is performed at the same time as the lifting of the buttocks, and the hips.

 

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

What to Expect After Your Surgery

Patients generally stay at least one night at a hospital. Drains will be used to extract excess fluid, which will stay anywhere from one to two weeks.*

The recovery is a bit longer than an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) but the reduction of the hanging skin and tissue which cause embarrassment and skin ulcerations, and odor is a big upside.*

Dr. Javaheri is an accomplished expert in the area of post-massive weight loss surgery. He has performed many procedures with great success, and considers this part of his practice extremely fulfilling and gratifying.

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*Individual results will vary in each patient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for a body lift. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE*

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

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