Body Lift

Candidates For Body Contouring

A body lift is a series of surgical procedures that reshape and excise excess skin and fat for patients who have experienced dramatic weight loss or have laxity due to aging.

If you have had weight loss surgery, or achieved successful weight loss from any other method of diet/exercise, you may be a candidate for a body lift once your weight has stabilized for at least 6 months. Panacea Plastic Surgery will work closely with your weight loss team to make sure that your nutrition is optimized prior to your surgery.


The Procedure

Body lift procedures include Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Panniculectomy which is performed by a simple wedge excision, buttock lift, thigh lift, arm lift (Brachioplasty), breast lift (Mastopexy), chest wall reduction and male breast reduction for Gynecomastia, facelift, and neck lift. These surgeries may be combined or performed in stages to maximize outcome and ensure safety. Some of these procedures may be covered by insurance.

Body lift procedures are typically performed to improve a patient’s overall look after dramatic weight loss, but may also be done to correct specific chronic areas of concern, such as upper arms, which may be the result of genetic predisposition or aging.

The Recovery           

Body lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and usually require an overnight hospital stay. After surgery, you will be required to wear compression garments to reduce the swelling and help shape the different areas. Recovery depends on the extent of your procedure and your personal ability to heal. Light activity may be resumed the day after your surgery. Exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. Your doctor will discuss pain management with you during your consultation.

To learn more about our Body Lift procedures or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Dr. Abboushi & Dr. Singh, please fill out the form on this page or call Panacea Plastic Surgery at 770-929-0634. We look forward to working with you! Panacea Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Atlanta & Conyers, GA areas.