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Body Lift

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The body lift is a comprehensive contouring procedure that can dramatically reshape and tone the body. Envision Plastic Surgery specializes in this and related body contouring surgeries, and we are proud to offer these services to the residents of Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas of Utah.

What is a Body Lift?

A body lift is a full-body surgical procedure that addresses sagging or excess skin in several areas of the body at once. This may be the ideal treatment for patients who have recently accomplished significant weight loss, as that process often leaves behind excess skin. This procedure can also be suitable for patients who are experiencing the effects of aging on the skin in multiple areas of the body. In any case, Envision Plastic Surgery is prepared to help you use the body lift procedure to achieve your cosmetic goals. We are proud to offer the full body lift procedure, as well as upper body lifts and lower body lifts to best suit our patients’ needs.

Body Lift in Salt Lake City, UT

What is the Difference Between an Upper and a Lower Body Lift?

While the body lift procedure generally addresses the full body, it can also be split into upper and lower body procedures. The upper body lift targets the arms, abdomen, and back regions of the body, removing excess skin to create a firmer and more toned appearance. The lower body lift has the same goal, but it instead targets the legs and buttocks. The upper body lift often includes a variation of brachioplasty and tummy tuck techniques, while the lower body lift typically involves thigh lift and butt lift techniques. However, these treatments are fully customizable, so we can combine or eliminate techniques as needed for your treatment.

How Much Does a Body Lift Cost?

The cost of a body lift at Envision Cosmetic Surgery will vary depending on your treatment goals and the techniques that will be used to fulfill those goals. We encourage all interested patients to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dunkley, so that you can discuss your needs and determine the treatment plan that is right for you. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. In an effort to make our services more affordable and accessible, we are proud to offer a variety of financing options to our patients.

What Happens During the Body Lift Procedure?

The body lift procedure is performed with the aid of anesthetics to ensure your complete comfort and safety for the duration of the procedure. Incision techniques will vary depending on the areas of the body being targeted. In most cases, Dr. Dunkley will make discreet incisions in areas that can be hidden by swimwear and most other clothing. You will also be able to discuss the exact details of your procedure during your consultation. Once incisions are made, excess skin will be removed and tightened to produce the desired results.

What is Recovery Like After a Body Lift?

Recovery from a body lift can be extensive because the treatment targets so many areas of the body at once. Patients can expect to take at least two weeks away from work and other obligations in order to heal.  Any strenuous activities should be avoided for at least six to eight weeks after surgery. Furthermore, you will need to be cautious with how you perform certain activities in order to avoid stressing the incision locations. Dr. Dunkley will be able to provide you with further instruction based on your particular treatment plan.

Body Lift Before And After

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How Long Do the Results of a Body Lift Last?

Residual swelling can persist for several weeks after a body lift, so don’t be concerned if your results aren’t what you expected right away. However, once these side effects do resolve, you can enjoy permanent results from your body lift. It is important to remember that future weight gain or aging can impact these results, so patients are encouraged to practice healthy lifestyle habits following their procedure.

To learn more about the body lift procedure or to schedule your initial consultation at Envision Plastic Surgery, contact us today. Dr. Dunkley and the rest of our team are looking forward to welcoming you to our practice. As a reminder, we welcome patients from Salt Lake City, UT, as well as the surrounding areas of Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.