Body Lift

Body Lift in Baton Rouge

Excess skin and stubborn fat deposits (usually due to significant weight loss or aging), can make it hard to find clothing that fits comfortably and affect your self-esteem. A Body lift offers a comprehensive solution for contouring the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and buttocks. It allows patients to reclaim a firmer and more toned physique so they can feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.

At the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, our plastic surgeons offer body lift procedures to the residents of Baton Rouge and surrounding Louisiana cities like New Orleans, Denham Springs, Hammond, and Shenandoah. Our team is committed utilizes the latest advancements in the field of plastic surgery to ensure that every patient not only achieves the results they desire but also benefits from the highest safety standards.

Am I a good candidate for a body lift?

A Body lift – technically also referred to as belt lipectomy – is a surgical treatment that targets the removal of excess skin while also tightening the remaining tissues. Plastic surgeons use this procedure to restore a more youthful and firmer body contour while reducing sagging skin and refining your overall silhouette.

You might be an ideal candidate for a body lift if you:

  • Have maintained a stable weight for at least six months.
  • Are bothered by sagging skin around the midsection, thighs, or buttocks.
  • Are in good overall health without chronic medical conditions.
  • Have realistic expectations about the results.

At the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, our surgeons take the time to get to know your concerns and objectives. Every question you have is addressed to make sure you have a clear understanding of the procedure and what to expect. Our team aims to create a tailored treatment plan that is in line with your goals.

Types of Body Lift

Plastic surgeons offer various body lift procedures to meet the needs of different patients:

  • Upper Body Lift – this treatment focuses on the arms, breasts, and back regions.
  • Mid Body Lift – this is a type of body lift that targets the abdomen, waist, and lower back.
  • Lower Body Lift – this treatment concentrates on the buttocks, hips, and thighs.
  • Total Body Lift – a comprehensive approach that addresses multiple areas of the body at the same time.

Each type of Body lift is designed to address specific areas of concern and provide patients with customized solutions for their body contouring goals.

Procedure Approach

The Body lift procedure begins with the administration of anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable during the surgery. Once this has been achieved, the surgeon will then make a circumferential incision around the waist or beltline. This incision allows your plastic surgeon access to the underlying tissues and enables the removal of excess skin along with the tightening of the remaining skin and musculature. Liposuction may – in some cases – also be performed to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. The incisions are then closed while taking care to place them in the natural folds of the body to minimize visible scarring. Body lift surgery can last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.

Recovery After a Body Lift

Most patients experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas after a body lift procedure. The recovery duration varies from one person to the other, but patients usually require 2 to 4 weeks to recover before resuming work and daily activities. You’ll be required to wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and support the reshaped contours. These garments should be worn continuously for the first few weeks. Avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks post-surgery. Regular follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress and make sure that there are no complications. Most individuals can resume routine activities after the 8th week.

Cost of a Body Lift in Baton Rouge

The cost of a body lift in Baton Rouge is influenced by several factors, including the type of body lift, the facility fees, and anesthesia costs. Our patients at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge can expect to pay anywhere between $10,000 and $30,000, depending on the complexity and extent of the surgery. Because body lift is viewed as an elective cosmetic procedure, most health insurance plans do not cover it. Our team will, however, provide a detailed and individualized cost estimate during your initial consultation visit.

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The Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge stands out as dependable practice for patients in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Denham Springs, Hammond, Shenandoah, and other Louisiana cities. Our plastic surgeons are board certified and bring a wealth of experience to the operating table. Get in touch with our office to learn more about this treatment or schedule a consultation visit today.

Body Lift FAQs

What is the main difference between a body lift and Liposuction?

Both procedures aim to enhance body contours. A body lift primarily addresses sagging skin and tissue after significant weight loss or due to aging. Liposuction, on the other hand, focuses on removing excess fat. Our plastic surgeons will discuss what option is best suited for you during your initial consultation visit to Baton Rouge.

How long will the results of a body lift last?

The results of your body lift are designed to be long-lasting. More so, maintaining a stable weight and leading a healthy lifestyle can further ensure that your newly sculpted physique remains intact for years.

Will there be visible scars after the surgery?

Scarring is an inherent part of any surgical procedure. However, the experienced plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge employ advanced techniques to strategically place incisions in less visible areas and minimize scarring. Over time, and with proper care, these scars will fade significantly.