At JL Plastic Surgery in Boston, we offer the body lift procedure for women and men who are bothered by the loose and saggy skin around their abdomen, flanks, lower back, buttocks, and thighs. A body lift can give you a sleeker and tighter figure and help to restore your comfort with the appearance of your body.
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A body lift is a combination procedure that starts with a tummy tuck. Instead of stopping at the flank area, the incision is continued all the way around the back so that the contour is improved in the abdomen, flanks, lateral thighs, lower back, and buttock regions.
This procedure typically takes 6 hours to perform and is often broken up into two separate surgeries. Dr. Lee will make this recommendation during your consultation as being under anesthesia for too long does increase the risk of problems.
A body lift includes a tummy tuck over the abdominal area. Since the incision is extended around to the back, improvements are made in the flank, thigh, lower back, and buttock. If done during one surgery, this procedure starts with the patient on their stomach so that Dr. Lee can perform the back portion first. Then the patient is turned onto his/her back so that Dr. Lee can perform the front portion which includes the tummy tuck. If performed separately, either portion can be performed first and is generally guided by the patient’s schedule for recovery.
Typically, patients requiring a body lift have lost a significant amount of weight either on their own or with some form of weight loss surgery. These patients can have a significant amount of excess skin that includes their abdomen and back. During your consultation, Dr. Lee will evaluate your current health and go over your medical history to determine if a body lift is the right choice for you.
The exact length of your recovery period will vary based on several factors like the number of procedures performed during your body lift. Bruising and swelling are to be expected. Any pain you may experience during your recovery can be managed with medication. Recovery from a body lift typically requires 2 weeks off from work or school if done at the same time. More strenuous activity such as exercise and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for longer.
Body Lift prices in Boston are estimates only. Dr. Lee will determine the price during your consultation and will be affected by the recommended surgical technique, patient anatomy, time, and implant type (If applicable). Click here for our pricing guide and additional information.
At JL Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the personalized surgical care they need. If you are bothered by the loose sagging skin around your body and would like to know if a body lift is the right choice for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your body lift in Boston. Dr. Jeffrey Lee is a Harvard-trained plastic surgeon who can provide you with outstanding results from your body lift.