Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Body Lift After Weight Loss

In the realm of cosmetic surgery, a body lift describes any number of procedures designed to deliver a more pleasing shape to a patient’s body, generally after he or she has undergone massive weight loss. Body contouring is a restorative procedure, helping patients tighten, tone and lift their arms, tummy, thighs and waistline. With years of experience helping patients renew beautiful contours, Dr. Karamanoukian’s results are not only stunning, they are completely unique to each individual patient. Please read below or call us to find out more about how body contouring in Santa Monica can help you look as good as you feel.

Benefits of Body Lift

The primary candidates for body contouring are patients who have undergone massive or rapid weight loss, usually as a result of bariatric surgery or pregnancy. In such patients, the rapid reduction of mass has left stretched skin with nowhere to go, causing it to appear empty and limp. When this occurs, that skin cannot be corrected by natural means such as diet or exercise. Surgery is necessary to remove the excess skin, allowing the remaining skin to drape beautifully over your slim contours.

During his general surgery residency, Dr. Karamanoukian spent considerable time on gastric bypass surgery, giving him experience and empathy with bariatric surgery patients. He prides himself on not only performing body lift procedures, but also helping such patients through the entire length of their journey. With this level of involvement, Dr. Karamanoukian fully understands all aspects of your pre and postoperative management, allowing him to perform the best body lift in Santa Monica.

A body lift includes the following procedures:

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, and for good reason. It helps patients fully eliminate problematic skin that’s built up in the abdomen, which is a fairly prevalent problem. This excess skin commonly occurs from significant weight loss, such as after a bariatric surgery or pregnancy.

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Liposuction

In the pursuit of cosmetic perfection, liposuction is one of the most popular procedures around. It allows doctors to systematically and precisely shape a patient’s body by removing pockets of fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise. If you’re considering liposuction, Dr. Karamanoukian may be the perfect fit.

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Arm Lift

With the upper arms being a common problem area for women, it’s no wonder that an arm lift is extraordinarily popular in the cosmetic world. An arm lift, otherwise known as a brachioplasty, describes a procedure to help women get relief from the disproportionate appearance of excess skin and fat in the upper arms.

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Labiaplasty

A labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure to reduce the size of the labia minora or the labia majora. In women with enlarged labia, this procedure can help with both cosmetic and functional issues concerning the vagina. With Dr. Karamanoukian’s caring, effective approach to labiaplasty, women can get the results they deserve.

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Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a unique procedure, mostly because every single one is different. Following pregnancy, many women experience changes in their body that they would like to correct with cosmetic surgery. Whatever these changes may be, Dr. Karamanoukian routinely helps women restore their pre-pregnancy body.

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Breast Lift

While women may have very different opinions regarding their ideal breast size, they mostly agree that perky breasts are preferable to breasts that have begun to droop. To help women with any breast size get beautiful, round and youthful breasts, Dr. Karamanoukian performs premier breast lifts in his Los Angeles office.

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Expert Los Angeles Body Lift Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering a body lift, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to performing body lift procedures, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your body lift, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon. If you're looking for a high quality body lift in Santa Monica, Dr. Karamanoukian may be just the doctor for you.

Every body lift procedure takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your body lift. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book in his goal to give you the best body contouring you could possibly get.