A body lift is a procedure designed to remove excess or loose abdominal skin and improve the tone of the underlying musculature. Body lift surgery is often necessary after patients lose a significant amount of weight and develop folds of excess skin and tissue that do not respond to exercise. A body lift can simultaneously remove extra tissue around the buttocks, abdomen, waist, and hips for overall enhancement.Schedule a consultation
Complications after body lift surgery are uncommon, and they can be avoided by carefully following all aftercare instructions. Risks associated with any surgical procedure include:
Good candidates for body lift surgery are in good health, do not smoke, and have maintained a stable body weight for at least one year. Individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery must wait at least one year before undergoing body lift surgery. To determine if you are a good candidate for body lift surgery, it is best to schedule a personalized consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
The results of body lift surgery are intended to be permanent, but significant weight fluctuations and the natural aging process can cause some abdominal skin laxity that may necessitate follow-up treatment. Results of body lift surgery can be maintained by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
The cost of body lift surgery varies based on the geographical location of the surgery, the procedural techniques, and the surgeon who performs the operation. Body lift surgery may be partially covered by health insurance when it is performed to relieve medical symptoms; however, pre-certification is often required for reimbursement or insurance coverage. During your consultation, Dr. Doezie will determine your exact quote and assist you with insurance verification.