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Body Lift (Thigh lift, Butt lift)

Massive Weight Loss?

Congratulations! Whether via diet and exercise or surgery, you’ve lost a massive amount of weight. This is an incredible accomplishment, but you may have found that your skin has not recoiled as hoped.  

Body Lift

A body lift is essentially an extended tummy tuck that will remove excess skin and fat leading to a flat stomach, smoother thighs and a lifted butt. The scar is hidden in your belt line and can be hidden by underwear or a bathing suit.

How much weight should I lose?

The amount of weight lost is not necessarily critical to achieve your goals. There is no magic number. As long as you are healthy, and happy with your personal weight loss goals, then surgery is an option.

It is important that your weight has stabilized so that you have the best outcome. Typically this means that your weight has been within about a 10 lbs range for 6 months or longer. It is also critical that your vitamins and micronutrients are optimized, particularly if you had a gastric bypass. Working together with your nutritionist, we can maximize your safety and surgical outcome.A body lift is performed as an outpatient surgery and downtime is typically 2 weeks. Since a body lift is a combination of a tummy tuck, thigh lift, and posterior body lift, these procedures can be performed together or separately. 

Want to read more? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has composed an incredible resource for patient education.