Body Lift FAQs
Who is a candidate for a body lift?
- Desire for a tighter, firmer body
- Sagging skin following an extreme loss in weight or bariatric surgery
- Stumbling over hanging skin following extreme weight loss
- Discomfort from tucking excess skin into clothing
The “pencil test” is a quick test to find out if you’re a good candidate for a body lift surgery. Simply take a pencil and place it in the crease where the skin hangs from the body. If the pencil can stay there without being held, then you can be a good candidate for a body lift.
What conditions can be improved with body lift?
- Dimpled or uneven soft tissue
- Lax, loose skin
- Excess fat and tissue
- Sagging body contours
- Stretch marks
- Abdominal bulge
- Back rolls
- Extra hanging thighs and lower buttock
- Flat appearance of upper part of the buttock
How much does body lift cost?
The cost of body lift depends greatly on the type of body lift performed and if the patient is getting body lift in conjunction with other procedures. We do offer payment and financing plans that make the Body Lift procedure affordable to everyone. Feel free to ask us how we can help you finance the procedures.
Does a body lift leave scars?
It may take several months to a year for the scars to fade completely after your breast augmentation, however, the scars being small in size, it rarely is an issue for patients. Furthermore Dr Gupta will make every effort to ensure that the scar are located in the concealed areas.
Does a body lift hurt?
The body lift surgery itself is pain free, as some form of anesthesia will be used. Post-surgical discomfort may last somewhere between 7-14 days and varies in severity from patient to patient. We will make every effort to keep you comfortable with clear post-operative instructions, pain relievers and muscle relaxants prescribed by Dr. Gupta.
What are some of the complications associated with body lifts?
Some of the possible risks of a body lift include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation, delayed or poor healing, skin loss, blood clots, excessive or widened scars, numbness and other changes in skin sensation and irregular or asymmetric contour or scars. In addition, any surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. These risks and others will be fully disclosed prior to your consent.