Upper & Lower Body Lift near Fort Lauderdale, FL
If you are unhappy with your lower body, you may feel self-conscious in many situations. Your clothing may not fit well, and being on the beach may seem like an overwhelming proposition. Body lift surgery by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David J. Levens improves many areas of the lower body that concern men and women in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.
What is Body Lift Surgery?
Body lift surgery addresses loose skin and tissue on the lower body. Most body lift patients have lost a large amount of weight, which has caused problems with loose skin. Through removal of the apron of loose skin covering the lower body, Dr. Levens can improve your figure and put the finishing touch on your weight loss efforts.
The body lift is one of many procedures available for body contouring after major weight loss.
Good Candidates for Body Lift
Men and women who undergo body lift surgery typically need skin removed from the:
To be considered a candidate for a body lift, you should be at a stable body weight, in generally good health, and motivated to improve your appearance. The best candidates for body lift surgery are those who have experienced major weight loss, especially as they increasingly achieve their weight loss goals through physical fitness or bariatric surgery.
If you think a body lift may be right for you, a consultation is the next step. During a consultation with Dr. Levens, you can discuss options for cosmetic surgery after weight loss. He will provide details about body lift surgery and its benefits, risks, goals and expected results. You can review body lift photos and other body contouring pictures taken at our Coral Springs plastic surgery office.
Body Lift Before and After Photos in Fort Lauderdale, FL
What Happens During Body Lift Surgery?
Body lift surgery procedures combine techniques from the tummy tuck and the buttock lift. Plastic surgeon Dr. Levens works in a circumferential manner around the lower body, removing the apron of loose skin and tissue. The incisions are placed within natural skin folds, which often allows post-surgical scars to be well hidden.
Dr. Levens may choose to combine the body lift with liposuction to remove areas of excess fat.
After the Body Lift
Because the body lift is an extensive plastic surgery procedure, patients should plan for some recovery time. Dr. Levens will help you prepare for the recovery period by providing specific instructions before your surgery. Pain can be managed with prescription medication. Antibiotics are also prescribed, along with elastic compression garments that promote skin contraction. Dr. Levens works with Contour MD to offer garments for patients to wear after plastic surgery.
You will likely have surgical drains in place for approximately 1-2 weeks after surgery. While early mobilization is encouraged for better recovery, you’ll need to postpone vigorous aerobic exercise and other strenuous activities for 6-8 weeks.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost?
The cost of body lift surgery is based upon an individual treatment plan that Dr. Levens develops during your consultation. After the appointment, we provide you with a total cost and explain our payment options, including cash, personal check, Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express®. If you are interested in financing your body lift, our patient coordinators will explain how to apply for CareCredit®, Alphaeon Credit, or Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
Learn More about a Body Lift
Dr. Levens will review every aspect of a body lift with you during your complimentary consultation. Patient Coordinators Diana and Chris will discuss fees, financing plans, and scheduling, and answer any additional questions. There is absolutely no obligation to schedule a procedure. To arrange your consultation, please contact us today.
Dr. Levens has been providing body lifts for patients in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, and throughout Broward County since 1989.