Body Lift

Body Lift Atlanta

Body Lift Surgery

A body lift can restore youthful-looking curves and definition to your physique following significant weight loss. At Astra Plastic Surgery, we understand how difficult yet satisfying it is to lose a substantial amount of weight. It has been a long journey, but you are now living a happier and healthier lifestyle after achieving your weight loss goals.

As you look in the mirror, though, you may feel disappointed with what the process has done to your skin. Carrying a large amount of weight stretches the skin. When that weight is lost, you may be left with sagging, loose skin. As a double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team offer body lift surgery in Atlanta for patients who want to improve contours after losing large amounts of weight.

What Is Body Lift Surgery?

Fighting the battle of obesity and excessive weight is a long process. Once you achieve your ideal weight, you want to feel proud of the way you look. Unfortunately, your skin may not be able to return to a state where it conforms to your contours. Instead, it just hangs loosely from your abdomen, arms, legs, buttocks, and other areas.

A body lift at our Atlanta plastic surgery center uses a combination of body sculpting procedures that can remove excess skin and fat left behind after significant weight loss. The procedure is performed not only for cosmetic reasons but also for clinical reasons. Substantial weight loss can leave behind folds of loose skin; these are ideal places for bacteria and infections to thrive because these areas are both damp from perspiration and difficult to keep clean. This procedure can provide improvements to the arms, thighs, breast, abdomen, groin, lower back, buttocks, and hips.

What Are The Benefits Of Body Lift Surgery?

Body lift surgery is one of Dr. Killingsworth’s most personally and professionally satisfying procedures. Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team are able to use their skills, expertise, and compassion to truly transform lives. It is important to note that this procedure is not a weight loss surgery and does not remove excess fat. Rather, excess skin and damaged tissue caused by weight loss is targeted.


Excess Skin Removal After Weight Loss, GA

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Atlanta GA Body Lift

Am I A Candidate For Body Lift Surgery?

Plastic surgery after weight loss is not for everyone. Body lift in Atlanta is primarily used for patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight by following a proper routine of healthy eating and exercise. Patients who lose weight after bariatric surgery may also be good candidates. The techniques that are used for a body lift require extensive incisions, so Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team speak openly and candidly about the resulting scars and recovery process.

Before undergoing a body lift, it is important to consider the amount of weight that you have lost, with 30% to 50% of your highest weight being the best time for surgery. Additionally, patients should maintain their ideal weight for 2 years before opting for the procedure. The ideal patient has a proven history of continuing a healthy lifestyle once their target weight is reached.

What Are My Body Lift Options?

Body lift surgery is customized to meet your individual goals and targeted treatment areas. Our plastic surgeons will take detailed measurements of your body and assess the treatment areas to create a surgical plan uniquely tailored to you.

Full Body Lift:

This surgery is the most extensive type of body lift and is only recommended for men and women who have excess skin in the upper, mid, and lower areas of the body. Our body lift surgeons prefer to schedule multiple surgical appointments for full body lifts. The first surgery focuses on the midsection of the body, and the second surgery will be for an upper body lift.

Upper Body Lift:

This body lift technique includes the breasts and arms. Our plastic surgeons perform a breast lift or breast augmentation, as well as an arm lift. We may also recommend a tummy tuck be performed as part of your partial body lift.

Mid Body Lift:

This surgery targets the hips, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. The incisions are placed along the inner thigh and waistline. During this procedure, your plastic surgeon removes the extra skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles with sutures. Because the abdomen is involved in this procedure, the recovery time is longer than with a lower body lift alone.

Lower Body Lift:

This is the most common type of body lift surgery. The lower body lift technique addresses cosmetic concerns in the buttock, thigh, and hip areas. The goal of this surgery is to remove excess skin and add shape to the buttocks and lower body. Your plastic surgeon will make the incisions around your waist and down along the inner thighs.

What Can I Expect During Body Lift Surgery?

General anesthesia is required for a full or partial body lift. Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team may perform lifts on the various parts of your body during one or multiple surgical appointments.

To the extent possible, the incisions will be placed in locations where scarring is the least obvious, such as low in the groin area, on the backside of the arm, and other inconspicuous locations. After the incision is made, your plastic surgeon removes small deposits of fat, pulls the skin tight, and trims the excess skin.

What Can I Expect After Body Lift Surgery?

Recovery after partial and full body lift surgery is very extensive, so you may need to stay in the hospital for a night or two. After your surgery, our Atlanta plastic surgeon will prescribe medication to help with the pain and prevent infection.

Common symptoms during the recovery period are tenderness, swelling, bruising, tingling, itching, and pain. You must remain in bed for a period of time and support your body with pillows. You should not take a shower for at least three days.

You will also need someone to stay at home with you for at least 1 to 2 weeks. You will need to stay home and rest for 2 to 4 weeks and avoid exercising for up to 3 months. Full recovery can take many months, so we encourage you to be patient and allow proper healing.

What Results Can I Expect From Body Lift In Atlanta?

The results of body lift can be long-lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and a proper fitness routine. Although some results will be visible immediately, in some cases it can take up to 2 years to see the full results. The scars will remain, but as long as patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, the body contouring results are long-lasting. During your consultation, our team will provide more detail on your expected results based on your goals and individualized treatment plan.

How Much Does Body Lift Surgery Cost?

Body lift surgery at Astra Plastic Surgery can remove extra skin caused by significant weight loss and provide patients with more defined body contours. Body lift surgery is tailored to each patient, so the cost varies. You receive a complete cost after your consultation, and we accept payment by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing options.

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Atlanta Georgia Body Lift


How Do I Learn More About
Body Lift Surgery In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss body lift in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

Create The Look You've Always
Wanted For Yourself!

At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve transformative yet subtle results that accentuate your natural beauty. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your plastic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of your individual anatomy and goals to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Schedule a consultation today to learn how Astra Plastic Surgery can empower you to take control of your look.

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