Body Lift – Facts and Figures

Plastic Surgery


A body lift procedure helps smooth the body’s shape and is particularly useful after extreme weight loss or bariatric surgery.

Body Lift – Inpatient Surgery
Description: A surgical procedure performed to reshape the lower torso and upper legs, the belly, hips, back, buttocks and/or thighs.  May be performed in stages rather than in one surgical session.
Average Cost: $15,000 – $35,000
Length of Surgery: 4-8 Hours
Anesthesia: General
Recovery Time: Return to work in 3-6 weeks.  Resume strenuous activity after 6-12 weeks.
Treatment Frequency: Once
Risks: Bleeding, infection, fluid collection, nerve damage, skin loss, asymmetry, irregular scar formation, blood clots, complications related to anesthesia.
Duration of Results: Permanent, as long as weight remains stable.
Pros: Dramatic improvement of appearance.
Cons: Extensive scarring, significant recovery time.

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