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Body Lift A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a combination of Tummy Tuck and many different surgeries to improve the look and shape of your abdomen, legs, buttocks, chest and arms.

The body lift surgery is designed for those people whose body is prematurely showing the signs of age through a loss of tightness and an excess of skin and fat throughout the body.  

Any number of factors can cause loose hanging tissue such as pregnancy, aging, genetic skin conditions, and rapid weight loss.  A belt lipectomy can help sculpt your body back to normal. 

The body lift surgery is designed for individuals who have excessive skin and want to remove those unattractive skin folds.  However, a body lift is not a weight loss tool, body lift surgery is a sculpture process designed to tighten skin, not shrink size. 

Those with an excessive BMI (Body Mass Index) or a high body fat percentage should consider weight loss options before undergoing a body lift. 

Surgery consists of removing the excess skin from the treatment areas; liposuction may also be employed to remove fat from the region. The muscles and skin in the area are then tightened to regular body levels. The results are a body with the kind of firmness and smoothness you have not seen in years.

Typical Minimum Cost of Body Lift (based on national averages):
$7,000.00
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Typical Maximum Cost of Body Lift (based on national averages):
$30,000.00
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National Average Cost of Body Lift:
$18,500.00
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Time Required for Body Lift:
The length of the body lift surgery varies based on the particulars of the patient but 3-7 hours is typical. In some cases, it may be necessary to split up the surgery into two different sessions.
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Is Body Lift an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
A body lift is typically performed on an outpatient basis but certain individuals may be asked to remain in care overnight.
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What are the Side Effects of Body Lift?
A body lift is a major surgical procedure. Patients will generally be bed ridden for up to a week following the procedure. Pain and swelling in the treated areas are typical; tubes may also be put under the skin to remove excess fluid.
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How Long do Body Lift results last?
With proper diet and exercise the results of a body lift are permanent.
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What is the recovery time for Body Lift?
A Body Lift is a major surgical procedure and recovery can take longer than is the case with a less invasive surgery.

Day 1-14 Patients are encouraged to be on their feet the next day following surgery, but bed rest may be necessary for up to two weeks.

Day 14-47 Patients are typically able to return to work after about 6 weeks.


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Will my insurance company cover Body Lift?
Due to the cosmetic nature of body lift surgery, it is not typically covered by insurance.  However. if the procedure is to remove excess skin as a result of a procedure like gastric bypass surgery, some insurance companies may offer full or partial coverage.
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Is there much discomfort for Body Lift?
Like all surgeries, mild to moderate pain or discomfort will be experienced during the body lift recovery process.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Body Lift?
A general anesthetic is almost always required to perform a body lift procedure.
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What else can I combine Body Lift with?

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What else is Body Lift referred to as?
Belt lipectomy, torsoplasty, central body lift, circumferential torsoplasty, circumferential panniculectomy, circumferential lipectomy, and lower body lift.
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