Body Lift

At The Plastic Surgery Center we often see patients that need help following massive weight loss to create a natural appearing abdomen and lower back.

These patients are suffering because they have lost the weight but continue to have an unsightly physical appearance due to the extensive amounts of loose skin in the front and back of their mid-sections. In these situations, a body lift is often the preferred option among our patients.

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Body Lift Incision
Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as personal preference and surgical judgment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a body lift?
    A body lift procedure raises and tightens areas of excess skin, including the thighs, buttocks, hips, groin, waist, and abdomen. Generally, this procedure involves removing excess skin from the front and back of the mid-section, and tightening the underlying muscles to create a more comfortable and desired body.
  • How is a body lift done?
    Anesthesia is first administered to facilitate comfort during the procedure. Next, body lift incisions are made. Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. After the excess skin is removed and repositioned, the incisions are closed with stitches and bandaged.
  • Who is a good candidate for a body lift?
    Body lift patients are usually those who have lost weight but continue to have an unsightly physical appearance and potentially some physical problems due to the extensive amounts of loose skin, primarily in their mid-sections. The best candidates are non-smokers in good health, who have maintained a stable weight, and who have realistic expectations of the procedure.
  • How long is the recovery from a body lift?
    Recovery time always depends on the individual patient, but in general, after two to three weeks most patients can return to work. After four to six weeks, patients may resume exercise or more strenuous work. As in many cosmetic procedures, while the initial results are immediate, final results may not be apparent for one to even two years.
  • How much weight will I lose following a body lift?
    While there can be significant weight lost from a body lift procedure--anywhere from five to ten percent of the total amount of weight originally lost--the amount of weight lost varies, depending on each individual procedure performed.
  • How can the results of a body lift be maximized?
    The body lift procedure may be combined with other sculpting procedures, such as arm lift (brachioplasty), breast lift (mastopexy), facelift or other procedures of the face, in order to maximize the improvements.
A body lift procedure raises and tightens areas of excess skin, including the thighs, buttocks, hips, groin, waist, and abdomen. Generally, this procedure involves removing excess skin from the front and back of the mid-section, and tightening the underlying muscles to create a more comfortable and desired body.
Anesthesia is first administered to facilitate comfort during the procedure. Next, body lift incisions are made. Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. After the excess skin is removed and repositioned, the incisions are closed with stitches and bandaged.
Body lift patients are usually those who have lost weight but continue to have an unsightly physical appearance and potentially some physical problems due to the extensive amounts of loose skin, primarily in their mid-sections. The best candidates are non-smokers in good health, who have maintained a stable weight, and who have realistic expectations of the procedure.
Recovery time always depends on the individual patient, but in general, after two to three weeks most patients can return to work. After four to six weeks, patients may resume exercise or more strenuous work. As in many cosmetic procedures, while the initial results are immediate, final results may not be apparent for one to even two years.
While there can be significant weight lost from a body lift procedure--anywhere from five to ten percent of the total amount of weight originally lost--the amount of weight lost varies, depending on each individual procedure performed.
The body lift procedure may be combined with other sculpting procedures, such as arm lift (brachioplasty), breast lift (mastopexy), facelift or other procedures of the face, in order to maximize the improvements.

Consultation

We offer complimentary body lift consultations to patients at any of our locations. At The Plastic Surgery Center you will have the opportunity to speak with, and be evaluated by, one of our plastic surgeons to determine if you are a candidate. After consultation, your body lift procedure will be tailored specifically to suit your needs, and therefore have the best chance of achieving your desired aesthetic expectations.

At The Plastic Surgery Center, we offer patients the opportunity to have their body lift procedure conveniently performed at our fully certified outpatient surgical facility staffed with a board certified anesthesiologist, registered nurses, and certified surgical technicians. Call today to make an appointment at one of our New York or New Jersey plastic surgery locations.

 

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