Which Areas Can a Body Lift Treat?
A body lift surgery is a highly customizable procedure that caters to the unique needs and goals of every individual. This combination surgery can remove excess skin and fat from the following regions:
- Upper Arms
- Lower Back
Look over the body lift surgery before-and-after photos in our gallery to develop a better understanding of the results we can provide.
Types of Body Lift Surgeries
The type of body lift you choose to undergo will depend on several factors, including the locations of the loose skin on your body and your overall aesthetic goals. The following are the three most common types of body lifts.
Lower Body Lift: A lower body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is one of the most popular types of body lifts. For many patients, most weight loss tends to occur in the buttocks, hips, and thighs. This can leave excess loose skin that hangs in large folds from the body, causing chafing and discomfort. A belt lipectomy removes this excess skin and creates flattering contours.
Mid-Body Lift: A mid-body lift (or torsoplasty) treats the abdomen and the regions addressed by a lower body lift. Using this procedure, the surgeon is capable of creating continuous smooth contours from the abdomen down to the thighs.
Total Body Lift: A total body lift might be ideal for you if your skin has lost its overall elasticity. This comprehensive method of rejuvenating your figure addresses all the areas of your body where stubborn fat pockets and surplus skin have accumulated. A smooth, trim, and lifted appearance can be achieved by contouring your arms, breasts, midsection, thighs, and buttocks.
Before & Afters
The Body Lift Process
At the start of body lift surgery, general anesthesia is administered for patient comfort. Next, incisions are created. Body lift surgeries require extensive incisions, and the lengths and patterns of the incisions depend on the area and the amount of excess skin to be removed.
Once the excess skin is trimmed away with a scalpel and excess fat is removed with a cannula, underlying tissues may be tightened. After the remaining skin is tightened, the incisions are closed with sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips.
Healing and Recovery
After a body lift, patients will need to rest and recover in the hospital for up to two days. After this time, they can return home.
Time off from work will be essential. Patients will notice bruising and swelling, which will fade in time. To aid in this process, it will be necessary to wear post-surgical elastic garments, which also encourage the skin to better conform to the body’s new contours.
Patients will need to avoid physically strenuous activities like sports and heavy exercise for several weeks in order to protect their healing incisions. Patients will return for a follow-up appointment to have sutures removed and to check on their healing process.
How Much Does Body Lift Surgery Cost?
The cost of body lift surgery depends on the exact procedures that the patient includes in their surgery. Additionally, factors like anesthesia fees, the techniques utilized, the amount of tissue removed, and the overall time needed to perform the surgery can all play a role in determining the final price.