What is a Body Lift?

Body lift surgery helps adjust the contours of the body, for a more youthful, proportionate, and appealing appearance. Body lift surgery is ideal for those who have experienced extreme weight loss or who have excess or sagging skin and fat tissue around the thighs, abdomen, buttock, and hip area. A body lift is one of many post-bariatric cosmetic surgery procedures available at the surgical center for The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville.

Real Patient Results

  • Body Lift - Case 1

    20 year old female is unhappy with the contour and excess skin of her tummy after a weight loss of approximately 100 pounds. Post Op: patient has undergone a Circumferential Body Lift as well as liposuction to her upper back and flank area. She has significant improvement of body contour.

  • Body Lift - Case 2

    50 year old female who has lost quite a bit of weight and is concerned with the loose skin around her trunk. Post Op: Patient has undergone a circumferential body lift. Patient is very happy with the contour of her body.

  • Body Lift - Case 3

    30 year old male unhappy with the excess skin to the trunk and chest area following massive weight loss. Post Op: patient underwent circumferential body lift. Patient also underwent UAL to both breasts as well as skin excision from both breasts.

  • Body Lift - Case 4

    39 year old female who has lost approx. 115 pounds. She is very unhappy with the excess skin around her trunk. Post Op: patient has undergone a lower body lift. She is very happy with the contour of her body.

  • Body Lift - Case 5

    38 year old female who is unhappy with the excess skin to her trunk after a 75 pound weight loss. Post Op: patient has undergone a circumferential body lift and is very happy with the contour of her trunk area.

  • Body Lift - Case 6

    53 yo patient desires better abdominal contour after 115lb weight loss. Post op: Patient underwent Circumferential Lower Body Lift, shown 2 months post op.

  • Body Lift - Case 7

    40 year old woman lost 120lbs after gastric bypass surgery and desires contouring of her trunk. Post op: Patient underwent Circumferential Lower Body Lift.

  • Body Lift - Case 8

    43 year old female patient desires contouring of the abdomen and hip areas. Post op: Patient underwent abdominoplasty with buttock lift.

  • Body Lift - Case 9

    33 year old female patient desires body contouring around the trunk after weight loss with diet and exercise. Post op: Patient underwent lower body lift.

  • Body Lift - Case 10

    34 year old female patient desires body contouring after massive weight loss with diet and exercise. Post op: Patient underwent circumferential lower body lift.

Body Lift Surgery

The body lift procedure incorporates multiple body contouring and lifting surgeries in order to proportionately reshape your entire body. If you have problems with skin and fat tissue around your belly area, the body lift surgeon will perform an abdominoplasty / tummy tuck. If you have saggy buttocks, hips, or thighs, a buttock lift or thigh lift will be performed. Total body lift surgery refers to all body contouring procedures performed at once.

Here at the Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville, we tailor your surgical plan to your desires, as well as to what can be done safely and efficiently. Oftentimes, it may be recommended to proceed with your surgeries in stages, perhaps performing the tummy tuck first, followed by the circumferential thigh lift a few months later. Staging of the surgeries in this manner will typically give the best result in the safest manner. Surgery time varies from two hours to six hours, depending on the amount of skin to be removed and placement of the incisions.

After Body Lift Surgery / Recovery

Your condition and recovery after a body lift depends on the extent of the procedure performed. Prior to the actual body lift surgery, we will discuss what to expect following the surgery. Most body lift patients require at least one night in the hospital, sometimes two, before feeling comfortable in going home. Most body lift patients require three to six weeks off before returning to work.

Potential Risks

While we take great care in performing body lift surgery, complications are possible, though usually rare. Infection after body lift surgery can be treated with drainage and antibiotics, but this will prolong your hospital stay. Smokers are advised to stop smoking, as it may increase the risk of complications and delay the healing process after body lift surgery.

If you’d like to learn more about body lift surgery in Nashville, Tennessee, contact The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville today.