Arizona Cosmetic Surgery
Chasby Sacks MD

Body Lift

Body Lift Phoenix

A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a procedure to raise and reshape unsightly, sagging body contours.  During the aging process, skin loses some elasticity, causing the mid-section to lose its natural shape and firmness.  This procedure is designed to remove loose skin and related fat deposits, thus, providing a more youthful appearance.  A body lift can be applied to the lower torso and upper legs including the abdomen, waist, inner/outer thighs, buttocks, and/or hips. Liposuction may also be completed in conjunction with a body lift.

Candidates for a Body Lift

  • Excessive loose skin in abdomen, around waist and thighs
  • Reshape mid-body contour.
  • Correct sagging skin and fat due to aging or excessive weight loss.
  • Remedy stretched skin caused by multiple pregnancies.
 before body lift surgery after body lift in phoenix by dr. chasby sacks
 before body lift surgery after phoenix body lift

Surgical Procedure of Body Lift in Phoenix

The precise procedure varies with each patient, depending on the body type and desired surgical outcome.  Generally speaking, the body lift procedure entails making an incision that follows the upper contour of the buttock to the waistline around the abdomen.  In more extensive surgeries, the incision goes completely around the waist and lower back.  Adjustments to the buttocks and thighs require an incision at the crease of the buttocks.  Excess skin is then removed, followed by the underlying fat deposits.  Finally, the skin is pulled taught and sutured into the new configuration.  The entire procedure can last from 3 to 7 hours. 

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions require plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  Bandages are applied right after surgery to minimize swelling and provide support.  Tubes are often placed to drain excess fluids.  The scars resulting from the incisions are permanent but are carefully placed so as to minimize visibility.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication.  Recovery time varies with the extent of the procedure.  While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions that are given after the surgery.

Price of Body lift Phoenix

It is not possible to give the exact price for body lift in Phoenix as there are too many variables to be discussed with Dr. Sacks at the time of the FREE consultation. At that time exact prices of the Body Lift Phoenix will be discussed.

Complications of Body Lift

  • Swelling is quite normal but is usually temporary. It is aided by application of cold packs.
  • Bruising is unusual and usually fairly mild
  • Infection is unlikely as patients are started on antibiotics the day before the surgery by Dr. Sacks
  • Numbness may be present in some areas but is usualy temporary.
  • Scarring with Body lifting procedures is usualy quite extensive but improves in appearance with time.

Prices of Body lifting procedures have a large range as there are many different procedures to be determined.

Results may vary.

If you are interested in a body lift, please call our office at 602-825-2887 or if you are from another state, please call our no charge:  800  765-2771.

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