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Body Lift


The one thing you don’t expect when you’re working hard to lose weight is an entirely new problem: excess skin. A body lift is a surgical procedure designed to combat this type of sagging skin and fat. If you’ve done the physical work to change your life, don’t let excess skin and fatty tissue hold you back from achieving your desired look. 

How it works

A body lift involves a multi-step process to redefine the abdomen, thighs, back, and buttocks. Conducted under general anesthesia, this procedure generally takes three to four hours. First, the abdomen muscles are tightened to create a flat form while excess, stretched skin and fat is removed. Liposuction is used on the thighs and hips (areas that resist weight loss) before trimming excess skin. Finally, the buttocks is lifted and then resculpted by injecting the fat from the hips or abdomen. 

A body lift is commonly said to be one of the most rewarding forms of plastic surgery. However, it is not a one way ticket to a stable body weight and a lifetime of good health. A body lift is simply a continuation of your journey. This procedure can fix the complications that occur with weight loss, but only you can maintain your achievement. 

What to expect

Recovery for a body lift can seem like a long process, but the results can be life-changing. Scarring, swelling, and pain is natural following the procedure, but will fade as recovery progresses. Final results can be expected within six months. Patients typically don’t attend work for two weeks following the procedure and are advised to avoid heavy lifting and exercise for one to two months. 

Are you self-conscious because of excess skin and resistant fat? Get your confidence back!



Price Range: $15,000 - $17,000

Procedure Type: Body

Typical Age Range: 30s40s50s60s

Complementary Procedures: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction


Rick J. Smith, MD
1504 E. Grand River Ave, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-225-2051
Fax: (517) 908-3057

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