Body Lift

Dr. Frenzel is one of only a handful of surgeons in the country that have not only completed a bariatric surgery fellowship but also a full facial and body cosmetic surgery fellowship. He understands all the complex issues that a post-bariatric patient may face not only from a medical and excess skin standpoint but also from a mental aspect. Dr. Frenzel is one of only a select few surgeons in the country that is formally trained to take care of the weight loss patient from A to Z.

A lower body lift is a surgical procedure that removes and tightens excess, sagging skin around the buttocks, hips, and thighs to reshape the contour of the lower body. Lower body procedures like the body lift are popular for patients who have experienced massive weight loss through gastric bypass procedures. A body lift is meant to tone the underlying tissue that supports skin and fat. When there is excess fat and skin, it is removed to treat conditions caused by poor tissue elasticity. If you have noticed the need for a body lift, due to significant weight loss, talk to Dr. Frenzel today.

Who Can Benefit From a Body Lift?

The problems corrected by a body lift are mostly related to excess, redundant skin. In body lift surgery, Dr. Frenzel corrects problems such as the following:

  • Excess, sagging skin on the buttocks
  • Excess skin on the thighs and hips
  • Limited fat deposits in lower body areas

Candidates for body lift surgery should be healthy, non-smokers with good skin elasticity. They should also have realistic expectations about surgery and be able to understand the risks and benefits involved. In some cases, liposuction or a tummy tuck may also be recommended to obtain the most satisfying results.

Anyone with excess skin and fat can benefit from a body lift. After losing weight, unwanted skin tends to linger on the body. To trim the skin and display the new you, a body lift not only benefits your physical condition, but also your confidence. Wherever your skin has stayed—the buttocks, thighs, hips, lower body—it’s time to say goodbye. Allow Dr. Frenzel restore your body back to its natural beauty.

Body Lift Surgery Procedures

The incisions for body lift surgery are specially placed in natural body folds and in locations that allow clothing to easily cover your scars. Skin and tissue below the incisions is removed and lifted as needed. Dissolvable sutures are placed, along with drains to remove fluid that accumulates during recovery. If you are interested in the body lift surgery, set up your consultation with Dr. Frenzel. He will discuss the requirements of the surgery, such as health requirements, and other means of fat reduction, such as liposuction.

After Body Lift Surgery

Recovery time is approximately one to two weeks. During this time, pain medications can be prescribed and an elastic compression garment is worn to reduce swelling. Light exercise can be resumed after a two to three weeks, and normal activity can re resumed after four to six weeks. Once a full recovery is realized, patients can maintain a regular exercise routine to optimize the results of surgery.

Risks include unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, skin loss, blood clots, anesthesia risks, and other serious side effects. Talk to Dr. Frenzel about all of the risks involved and make an educated decision.

For more information on body lift surgery, contact the Dallas office of Dr. Frenzel


*Actual weight loss results may vary based on the individual.

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