Body Lift Overview

A body lift is a major plastic surgery technique designed to improve the shape and tone of various areas on the body often after significant weight loss or aging. Dr. Stan takes an individualized approach when performing body lifts, customizing each procedure for individual patients' needs and desired results. The body lift procedure involves removing excess fat, tightening surrounding tissues, and excising or repositioning skin from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, back and buttocks. In some cases liposuction may also be used to contour other parts of your body simultaneously with a body lift. By combining techniques like these while tailoring individualized surgical plans for each patient, Dr. Stan can provide you with natural looking results designed specifically for your individual figure and desired outcome. If you are considering a body lift, Dr. Stan and his team can help you determine the best technique to achieve your individual goals.

What is involved with a Body Lift procedure?

Body lift surgery, performed by Dr. Stan Plastic Surgery, is a comprehensive procedure designed to improve the overall appearance of the body. It can address multiple problem areas at once and Dr. Stan takes an individualized approach with each patient to ensure results are tailored to individual needs.

The procedure may involve lifting of excess skin on the arms, thighs, buttocks or abdomen for dramatic improvements in the contour and shape of these areas. In addition, body lifts can be beneficial for correcting lax abdominal muscles resulting from pregnancy and weight fluctuations. Liposuction may also be included as part of the body lift procedure depending on individual needs and desired outcomes.

After the excess skin is removed, our team skillfully tightens underlying tissue and sutures it into place at strategic points so that the patient’s newly contoured figure can be maintained over time. We also use advanced techniques such as liposuction or laser therapy to further individualize the procedure and ensure the best possible results are achieved. Post-operative compression garments are applied to reduce post-operative swelling and promote healing. At Dr. Stan Plastic Surgery we believe in individualized approaches to body lift surgery for patients who desire dramatic results.

What is the recovery for a Body Lift?

Dr. Stan's body lift procedure is expected to provide a dramatic improvement in the patient’s appearance, with long-lasting results. The recovery process typically lasts 1–2 weeks and patients may experience swelling and bruising during this period. Patients should follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Stan carefully in order to ensure a safe and effective recovery. During the first few days of recovery, patients should avoid strenuous activities or exercise and apply cold compresses to help reduce swelling. Patients are usually able to return to work after one week, though any heavy lifting or strenuous physical activity should be avoided for several more weeks until fully recovered. Most patients report feeling better after two weeks, although full healing can take up to 6 months. It is important to follow Dr. Stan’s aftercare instructions closely in order to ensure a safe and successful recovery.

Am I a good candidate for a Body Lift?

A good candidate for a body lift procedure would be an individual who is unhappy with their excess skin and tissue in the abdominal, buttocks, waist or thighs areas due to age, weight loss, pregnancy or other reasons. Candidates should also have realistic expectations of the desired outcome, be healthy enough to undergo surgery, and willing to adhere to all post-operative instructions. The ideal candidate should have stable body weight, muscle tone and elasticity as well as an understanding of both short-term risks and long-term outcomes associated with the body lift procedure. Additionally, patients must commit to maintaining their new contours by leading a healthy lifestyle. For more information on candidacy for a body lift procedure at Dr. Stan’s practice, potential patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation for individualized advice.

Learn More About a Body Lift

At Dr. Stan’s office, our individualized approach to body lifts ensures that your unique aesthetic goals are met and expectations are exceeded. As a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stan has the advanced training and experience needed to ensure successful outcomes for every patient. To find out more about what a leg lift with Dr. Stan can do for you, request a consultation or call. We look forward to helping you achieve your individualized aesthetic goals!

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15591 Creek Bend Drive, Ste 100

Sugar Land, TX 77478


Sugar Land, TX 77478