Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy) in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Many people end up with extra skin on the body due weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. A lower body lift (also called belt lipectomy) is a body contouring surgery that can transform your appearance by removing excess skin and reshaping specific areas of the body. With a lower body lift, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Husam Elias can contour the areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, and lower back (flanks). Based on the degree of sagging skin, a circumferential 360 incision may be used. Dr. Elias is extensively trained and experienced in performing body contouring surgeries to help Los Angeles, CA patients achieve their appearance goals. To learn more about cosmetic surgery options for transforming your figure, book a consultation at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts today.

Prior to having a lower body lift, you will meet with Dr. Elias to discuss your goals and concerns, and he will explain the procedure in more detail. Lower body lift surgery is performed at our outpatient surgical facility while you are asleep under general anesthesia. Dr. Elias will mark the treatment areas and will typically make a 360-degree incision as well as possible incisions in other places, such as the buttocks or groin area. Liposuction may be performed during this time to remove excess fat. The excess skin is then removed, and the remaining skin is pulled tight and stitched closed. Bandages and a compression garment will be put in place to ensure proper healing.

Our team will review all post-surgery instructions and let you know how to care for the treated areas. Pain medication and an antibiotic may be prescribed. It's very important to avoid all strenuous activities for several weeks and attend follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress after lower body lift surgery.

I took my daughter in for a consult regarding getting her wisdom teeth removed. Everyone was very nice and explained everything in detail. Dr. Pouya is very nice and explained the whole process to us from beginning to end. They were nice enough to schedule her surgery the following week since I wanted her to recover before she went back to school. I am very pleased with the whole office and how well the surgery went. I will definitely recommend Dr. Pouya to anyone needed their wisdom teeth removed.

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Well I think Yelp needs to consider to add extra stars for certain business I literally would give 100 stars if I can ! :)I was referred by my general dentist,  without hesitation or trying to find out what kind of office this maybe, actually it turned out to be ONE OF THE AMAZING office ever, called to make appointment I didn’t have to wait for weeks to see a dr, the staff is amazing on top of their task the girl whom I talked to I don’t know her name but she’s amazing she made my life very easy, I didn’t have to stress about anything, 2 days later I went in for my appointment for molar tooth extraction I met one of the amazing team , nurse Brittany she rocks she went through with everything with me explaining every little things In a way I would understand every bit of the procedure, than I met one of the best Dr’s ever Dr Vakilian, the most caring, educated, intelligent, the excellence in his work and what he does is unbelievable, My surgery was was so humble I didn’t feel anything before or after not to mention knowing I’m about to have surgery to this office I never been before I was not nervous at all because how they approach you make you feel like you are part of the family , dr Vakilian treats his patient as if he would do surgery for his own family, after the surgery  I didn’t have any complications what so ever, he has such light-handed for what his does,Also this dr check back on his patients few hrs later after surgery I never had any dr call me after any procedure, I will definitely recommend everyone to this office ( Southern California center for surgical and arts ) Thanks for everything!!

H.C. Yelp

Fantastic experience start to finish. I had Asian Rhinoplasty by Dr Elias and can not be happier. I love my nose so much, I get compliments from my friends about how cute and how it fits my face well.

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I had Silicone breast implants by Dr Elias, I went from flat to fab in under an hour, I love my new addition:)I came to Dr Elias as referral from a friend of mine who had hers done by him a few years ago and they still looked fantastic, so I decided to follow him on IG to see his work, it didn’t take long before I booked a consultation with him. He was thorough, knowledgeable and reasonably priced compared to other places I consulted with in the past. I’m extremely happy with my results, post op care was great, he saw me so many times to check the healing of my surgery. I can’t say enough about my results. I love ’em..

J.S. Yelp

My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room.  Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:

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Southern California Center for Surgical Arts invites weight loss patients to find out more about options for removing loose skin. Dr. Husam Elias is pleased to help you finish your transformation through lower body lift surgery, which tightens excessive skin on the middle and lower regions of your body. Find out more by scheduling a consultation at our Los Angeles, CA office today.

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