Common reasons for a trunk lift

There are a variety of reasons you may want to undergo a trunk lift with Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark. In general, individuals seek out this procedure due to:

Substantial weight loss

After losing a substantial amount of weight, it’s very common for individuals to experience large folds and excess skin throughout their lower body. Because these effects reflect a change in your skin elasticity and muscle tone, they require a trunk lift to correct and cannot be addressed through diet and exercise alone.


Carrying a baby for nine months takes a heavy toll on a woman’s body, often resulting in sagging skin and excess fat on the thighs, hips and buttocks. When this occurs, a trunk lift can address the problematic excess volume, restoring your body to its more smooth and shapely pre-pregnancy state.

The natural aging process

As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and begins to droop. This occurs throughout the body, and can be especially prominent in the area of the hips, thighs and buttocks. Fortunately, a well-done trunk lift can address these undesirable changes, restoring a more youthful and lifted body contour.

An overview of a trunk lift

To prepare for your trunk lift, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will thoroughly explain what you can expect from the procedure during your initial consultation. During that time, they will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations to ensure an optimal outcome.

To begin your actual surgery, one of our board-certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia to ensure your total comfort and safety. Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will then make a number of careful incisions across your lower abdomen, across your waist, and down your inner thighs. Through those openings, they will remove excess fat, tighten the underlying muscles, lift the buttocks, and re-contour the entire area. Once they've achieved the precise look you discussed during your initial consultation, they will eliminate any excess skin and expertly close the incisions to ensure the resulting scars are virtually imperceptible and/or easy to conceal with clothing.

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Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz

Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.

Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.

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Meet Dr. Jennifer Stark

Dr. Jennifer Stark was inspired at a young age to become a plastic surgeon after meeting a man with a congenital disability and seeing how it affected his self-esteem. Since then, she has aspired to help others lift their spirits by dedicating her life to the surgical art of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Influenced by her extensive background in fine arts, Dr. Stark decided to pursue the medical art of plastic surgery. With classical training in drawing, painting, and sculpting, she knew that plastic surgery could harmoniously combine her passions for medicine and art. She specializes in all aesthetic plastic surgical and non-surgical procedures of the face, breasts, and body.

She takes great pride in her surgical practice, founded on strong ethics and meticulous attention to detail. With Dr. Stark, you receive an individualized comprehensive approach that centers a woman’s perspective and an artist’s touch.

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If you’re bothered by sagging skin and excess fat on your hips, thighs and buttocks, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz today for among the best trunk lift Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas have to offer. During that meeting, he will evaluate the areas you’d like addressed, while listening to your goals, concerns and desired results. From there, he will compose a custom treatment plan designed to eliminate the excess volume that concerns you most, creating a smooth and sculpted body contour that improves both your overall appearance and your feelings of confidence.

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