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Women and men come to our Atlanta practice after massive weight loss for body lift surgery performed by Dr. Alan Larsen. Losing a significant amount of weight – either after pregnancy or to improve your health – often results in excess, sagging skin, stretch marks, and even separated abdominal muscles. A body lift (also called a belt lipectomy) addresses these issues and can restore both more youthful contours and your confidence in your body.
Most body lift patients are women who have had one or more pregnancies and who are self‐conscious about the excess skin hanging from their midsections. We also see men and women who have lost a massive amount of weight, in addition to patients who have hereditary characteristics for looser skin or a bulging abdomen. In a single operation, a body lift has the greatest ability to rejuvenate the entire abdomen and waistline.
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To begin your body lift, Dr. Larsen will make a circumferential belt‐like incision that runs across the top of the pubic area and up along each side from hip to hip and around the top of the buttocks. Body lift patients usually have rectus diastasis/separated abdominal muscles, a large abdominal bulge, and sagging skin that continues all the way around the hips, thighs, and upper buttocks. These problems are corrected by removing the excess skin and repairing the underlying muscles. Dr. Larsen may also remove excess fat using liposuction.
Debbie’s Post‐Weight Loss Surgery
After 30 years of being obese, Debbie underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost 160 pounds. She felt healthier, but wanted her body to match the way she felt. Eighteen months after the gastric bypass, Dr. Larsen performed post‐weight loss plastic surgery. Debbie tells her story in these 2 videos, describing how the outcome changed her life and the results truly exceeded her expectations.
After Body Lift Surgery
The belt lipectomy is one of the most intensive procedures performed in all of plastic surgery, about the same as a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. Tightening of the rectus muscles (abdominal muscles) often results in some pain and discomfort following your surgery. Since the On-Q® PainBuster® was invented, Dr. Alan N. Larsen has used this device to help control pain in patients. This device adds numbing medicine underneath the skin to significantly decrease postoperative discomfort; however, pain medications are usually still needed.
For most patients, the most difficult time is the first night after surgery. This is why we require that you stay with us overnight. We will see to your comfort, and you’ll have round‐the‐clock care, which provides you and your loved ones with peace of mind. After the first night, expect to be a little sore, but not in any extreme or unbearable pain. Discomfort can usually be managed with pain medication. While the healing process varies between patients, in most cases the discomfort rapidly decreases over the next 3-4 days. At this point, you should be up and moving around much easier within your home. By 2 weeks, you can expect to be back to work, and by 4 weeks, you can return to a limited exercise routine. It takes a full 8 weeks for most patients to be ready to return to full activities and strenuous exercise.
Results should be seen immediately after surgery; however, there is still considerable swelling called edema. The edema rapidly resolves and by three weeks, the abdomen should look much better. By three months, the abdomen should start to take on its final contours. It will be one year, however, before full results are realized. Diet and exercise are essential to create the optimal outcome and to maintain long‐lasting results.
Body Lift Before & After Photos
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Wow, body transformation after losing 180 pounds!
This man, age 41, came to us with lots of loose skin
after his significant weight loss. He proceeded with a
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This 5'5", 220 lbs, 48 year old patient wanted a
slimmer waitline, lifted breasts, and lifted skin under
the armpits. She also desired more slender arms and
excess skin on her back gone. T...
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This patient had a significant weight loss and was left
with lax skin that she wanted to address. She gained
over 100 pounds with her third child which took a toll
on her b...
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This patient successfully lost 120 lbs via diet and
exercise and had a belt lipectomy to help rid the last
bit of excess skin and tissue. After weighing 315
pounds in high school, he&nbs...
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This 5'5", 230 lbs, 35 year old patient wanted a
slimmer waistline, as well as lifted breasts and smaller
arms. Dr. Larsen performed liposuction to help her
achieve her goals. Sh...
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A body lift with Dr. Larsen can be one of the most transformative and life‐changing plastic surgery procedures a person may choose to undergo. The results often leave men and women with a more positive outlook and improved self‐confidence.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Body Lift Pillar Enhancement
A body lift is a cosmetic surgery used to lift sagging skin and restore a more pleasing and toned body contour. The need for this surgery can be a result of the natural aging process or because of extreme weight loss. (Sometimes women opt for this procedure after childbirth.) This procedure is popular with both male and female clients because of the impressive results.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery the price of your total body lift procedure will start at $20,000. The price of this procedure varies based on your individual needs. You will receive a more specific quote for the cost of your procedure after your initial consultation.
We know that this particular procedure can be life-changing. That’s why we work with several financing companies so that we can provide even more patients with the results they desire. Call us today to book your consultation and we can direct you to several companies that specialize in providing loans for healthcare services.
A body lift is typically considered a cosmetic procedure, meaning unfortunately the costs are rarely covered by health insurance. However, there are exceptions and we can help provide documentation for your insurer if necessary.
Usually, after 2 weeks, most patients are able to return to work and within 8 weeks most patients can return to all their normal activities, even strenuous exercise. However, because of the extent of body lift surgery, we insist that you spend your first night recovering in our facility. Let us provide you with pain management and round the clock care to make you as comfortable as possible as you begin to heal.
After you return home healing will take time. The amount of that time will vary patient to patient, based on your specific procedure and also your body’s ability to heal. However, most patients find the majority of discomfort rapidly decreases after the first 3-4 days after surgery. You will be provided with specific post-surgical instructions and a plan to manage pain during the initial healing process. Although this surgery is extensive, most patients return to their normal activities within a few weeks although swelling may occur for some time. After 2 weeks you’ll be back at work and well on the way to recovery.
Torsoplasty is a catch all term that encompasses many procedures that improves the contour of the torso. The torso is the trunk of the body, from the neck and shoulders down to the groin, not including the arms or legs. The procedures for torsoplasty can include the following procedures alone or in combination such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, belt-lipectomy, breast augmentation, breast lift, and gynecomastia.
Some patients do not need the full-body lift procedure but would still like to see a significant improvement in large areas of their bodies. A Mid-Body Lift (often called torsoplasty) is a surgical procedure that addresses your abdomen, thighs, hips, back, and buttocks. Some patients who desire this body-shaping procedure prefer this method because it offers such impressive results and can create smooth contours from the abdomen to the thighs.
If your problem areas are mostly centered around your abdomen this might be the best procedure for you. Call us today to set up your consultation and Dr. Larsen will help you determine which procedures are best for your optimal results.
Much like the mid-body lift, a lower body lift also provides impressive results. This procedure consists of a buttock lift, tummy tuck and thigh lift. This procedure is most popular with patients who desire a resculpting of their entire lower body. It can tighten the abdominal wall, elevate the groin area, remove excess skin on the belly and thighs, and also lift the buttocks.
Although there are a variety of body lift procedures a total body lift is one procedure that includes surgical resculpting of all the areas that the mid and lower body lift procedures address. (The abdomen, thighs, groin area, buttocks, tummy, hips, and back.)
Patients who seek a total body lift have often lost large amounts of weight, have hereditary sagging skin issues or have experienced some stretching after a pregnancy which can result in sagging skin, stretch marks and even separated abdominal muscles. Body lifts have helped many patients to address these issues as well as boost their confidence.
Many patients opt for the total body lift to get maximum results with one surgery. We’ve helped many patients just like you improve their body contours and address even hereditary issues like a bulging abdomen with a single procedure. The total body lift has the ability to resculpt your entire abdomen and waistline.
The most common areas for a Body Lift treatment are the abdominal areas. Specifically the abdomen and waistline but also extending around the sides into the lower back area. It can also be used to improve the area of the buttocks and thighs. Including the inner and outer posterior thigh and the actual circumference of your thighs.
One common misconception is that body lifts are intended strictly for the removal of excess fatty tissue. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits if skin surrounding the area needing treatment has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. The body lift procedure includes the removal of fat, resculpting of tissue, and the removal of excess skin. Usually these procedures are reserved for areas that have poorer elasticity and may be performed along with liposuction for optimal results.
A body lift is typically considered a cosmetic procedure and the costs are rarely covered by health insurance. There are exceptions, however, and we can help provide documentation for your insurer if necessary.
Body lift surgery can be combined with other procedures in some cases. Patient safety is a top priority, and the amount of time needed for surgery is always a consideration when discussing the possibility of combing 2 or more procedures during a single operation. It’s fairly common for patients getting plastic surgery after weight loss to have the procedures performed in stages. For example, Dr. Larsen may combine a breast lift and augmentation with an arm lift in one surgery, and then perform a body lift at another time.
A body lift can be a life‐changing procedure. Dr. Larsen can answer your questions about the procedure and discuss your options. Request a consultation using the online form, or give our office a call at 404.367.9005 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Larsen is a double board-certified plastic surgeon. For many years he has consistently provided excellent service for his patients. He goes above and beyond to work with the most highly trained people in his industry to provide the best care possible for his patients. You will not find someone more capable to perform body lift services than the professionals at Buckhead Plastic Surgery.
Call us today to set up your consultation. Dr. Larsen will listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions while he explains the best possible treatment plan for your optimal results. Call now and see what a difference we can make in your life.
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Alan N. Larsen, MD.
Double Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation’s finest plastic surgeons.
Alan N. Larsen, MD.Double Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic SurgeonDr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation’s finest plastic surgeons.
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