What is a body lift?

A Body Lift procedure aims to improve the shape/tone of the body by removing excess sagging skin, cellulite, and fatty deposits. Typically, patients that lose a significant amount of weight are left with poor skin elasticity. After weight loss, patients can be left with an abundance of lose skin that simply cannot shrink down to the body's new dimensions. Dealing with excess skin can create irritation that leads to soreness and infections while also limiting a patient's mobility. A full body lift in Orlando can target the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs to reveal a drastic transformation. This procedure creates an incision at the waist (usually circumferential around the waist) in order to remove excess skin. Dr. Z may suggest combining a body lift with liposuction as it can increase the dramatic effects and fine tune the body contour. Choose a Body Lift in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Z's Expertise:

Our chief plastic surgeon, Dr. Z, wants to ensure that patients are fully informed about any procedure they are considering. Rather than hearing from friends or reading online, you can listen to a qualified, skilled plastic surgeon explain the procedure, technique, and recovery time. Here's Dr. Z explaining what you need to know about a Body Lift in Orlando before going under the knife.

Who is a good candidate?

Plastic surgery should always be a personal decision that is not influenced by the opinions of others. As with any plastic surgery, patients must always be in good health to be considered for this procedure. So, what makes a "good" candidate besides simply being in good health? 

  • You must maintain a steady weight for a minimum of one year
  • Lost a significant amount of weight
  • Have stubborn excess skin on your stomach and/or back
  • Feel self conscious due to excess skin

How long is recovery?

Following your surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room where our team will wrap your surgical sites in bandages and compression garments. You will have surgical drains in order to allow your body to release any fluids--our team will provide you instruction on how to safely and cleanly take care of your drains. 

The recovery time for a body lift is completely variable as it depends on the type of surgery you underwent (upper body lift, lower body lift, or full body lift). Patients can return to work at 2 weeks, but this can be cutting it much too short for others. Some patients will take up to 4-6 before return to work. It's important for patients to avoid any strenuous activities following this procedure as it can severely damage the results and compromise your incisions. 

Please keep in mind that your recovery time depends on the extent of your surgery and how your body responds to the surgery. Dr. Z will provide you with more information on your unique recovery time line to ensure a pleasant recovery process. It's important to follow all of Dr. Z's instructions in order to ensure a healthy, safe, and cleanly recovery.

Can I finance this procedure?

If you're interested in financing a Body Lift in Orlando, then you're in luck. We have partnered with United Medical Credit to ensure that all of our patients can get the procedure they want, with payments they can afford! Click here to submit your application today!


If you're considering a Body Lift in Orlando, schedule a FREE one-on-one consultation with our chief plastic surgeon, Dr. Z.

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