Body Lift Surgery
In Tucson

Do you have excess skin making you self-conscious? Have you recently lost a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery or through dieting? If so, you may want a body lift. Our plastic surgery practice proudly serves the Tucson area. Our highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeons, and experienced nurses and staff, will personalize your care and complete your procedure with the utmost attention to detail. Get the body you have always dreamed of today.

What Is A Body Lift ?

A body lift, also called body contouring, encompasses several different procedures, all of which are designed to remove excess skin and fat to improve the shape and contour of the body. Patients who are considering having this done frequently do so for cosmetic reasons. They may have loose skin, hanging skin, or stretch marks that they want to take care of. Some patients may wish to correct conditions like skin rashes and irritation. Body contouring may be done on any part of the body that accumulates loose skin and fat and can include the arms, back, abdomen and torso, buttocks, genitals, and thighs. It was originally designed for excess skin removal after massive weight loss. However, the surgery was refined and is now used for patients with cosmetic needs as well.

Benefits Of This Plastic Surgery

A body lift not only helps you look amazing it can help you feel better as well. The removal of heavy, sagging skin and tissue weighing you down can improve your quality of life and help correct skin problems and back issues caused by this extra tissue. A body lift is highly customizable and the results will leave you with a sleeker and trimmer figure. After the procedure, your clothes will fit better and it will smooth any bulges or rolls that may make you self-conscious.

The Process Of Body Lift Surgery

There are many different options for a body lift, and each one works differently. As each procedure is as unique as you are, we strive to give you as many treatment options as possible. At your initial consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will meet with you to determine which surgery or combination of surgeries is most likely to give you the body you are looking for. Some of the options may include only an upper or lower body lift, and some may be a combination of these called a total body lift.

An upper body lift, sometimes called a bra-line lift or back lift, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin of the upper back extending to the side of the chest and may be combined with other procedures, including an upper arm lift, breast lift, breast augmentation, or as part of a mommy makeover.

Alternatively, you can opt for a lower body lift, which involves procedures specifically designed for areas such as the thighs and buttocks. A lower body lift typically involves one or more cosmetic procedures such as a thigh lift, buttock lift, abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Recovery From A Body Lift

As body lift surgeries combine several different surgical procedures, it can be difficult to predict just how much downtime you will need to recover. Generally, it can take 6 to 8 weeks and you may be able to resume more strenuous activities about 3 months after your procedure.

The risks of a body lift are similar to those of any other type of surgery. It is a major operation, so it is important that you are fully prepared. At Hess, Sandeen, and Lee Plastic Surgery, we will consult with you and inform you of the best practices to minimize risks associated with this procedure.

Insurance Coverage

Like most cosmetic procedures, a body lift is not usually covered by insurance. However, coverage can vary and it will depend on your individual insurance company and the details of your procedure. If you are unsure what will and will not be covered, it is always best to call your insurance provider and ask them directly. In order to help you finance the costs of your surgery, we offer Care Credit. We are happy to discuss cost and financing at your appointment.

Choose Hess, Sandeen, And Lee For Body Lift Surgery

Because a body lift can combine several different procedures, it is important to choose a surgeon with experience in a wide range of techniques. With our expertise you can expect great results that you will be proud of for years to come. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will help you achieve beautiful results, leaving you feeling more confident, looking great, and feeling like a new and better you.

Call Us Today To Schedule A Consultation For Body Lift Surgery