While some patients seek out the StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center with a specific problem area they want to address, many others in the Philadelphia area desire a more comprehensive update to the firmness and tone of their entire physique.
A body lift is a comprehensive surgical body reshaping procedure available at StarkMD Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center. It involves a combination of surgical procedures to restore a more youthful, shapely figure.
Upper body lift
An upper body lift involves two surgical procedures: A mastopexy (breast lift) and a brachioplasty (arm lift). One of the unfortunate aspects of aging is that the upper arms can become loose and flabby, and the breasts no longer looking pert and rounded, but now sag and droop. An upper body lift addresses both of these issues, restoring a firm, fit appearance to the upper arms, and lifting and resculpting the breast tissue for youthful, firm, rounded breasts.
Lower body lift
A lower body lift restores a lifted, taut, firm appearance to the buttocks and thighs. Over time, your buttocks may have sagged and flattened, and your thighs may be unsightly, with excess fat and sagging skin. A lower body lift, or thigh and buttocks lift, is a surgical procedure to restore the firm, fit, lifted look of a more youthful body.
Lower body lift + Abdominoplasty
An Abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure to restore the firm, fit, youthful look of your abdominal area. Unfortunately, pregnancy, age, and fluctuations in weight can cause the skin and muscles on your abdomen to stretch and weaken, causing sagging skin and a tummy that protrudes. A tummy tuck can effectively remove sagging or stretched skin on your stomach, reshape and tighten your abdominal muscles, and remove unwanted pockets of fat. A tummy tuck can result in a return of your youthful, toned, slim abdomen.
Combining a lower body lift with abdominoplasty is popular with many of our patients at StarkMD Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center who are seeking a comprehensive correction of the body shape, for a dramatic level of resculpting. Both a lower body lift and abdominoplasty can often be performed in one surgery, allowing you to have a single recovery time and achieve the combined results of these two procedures.
What should I expect with a body lift?
If you are choosing to dramatically improve your figure, you may choose to undergo a body lift, including both an upper body lift and lower body lift. These procedures may be performed in two stages, or a single procedure. These surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and will take several hours to complete. Excess skin, fat, and tissue is removed, with the remaining skin and tissue repositioned to recreate a firm, youthful appearance. The incisions are closed with sutures and bandaged when the surgery is complete.
You will need several weeks to fully recover and must plan on having assistance from a trusted friend or family member during the first several days of your recovery. You will be wearing a compression garment to limit swelling and hold the restored tissues and skin in place during healing. Plan on two weeks off work or other activities, and four to six weeks before you will be ready to return to any vigorous activities. While a body lift requires a fairly lengthy recovery time, the results are well worth the wait.
Who is a good candidate for a body lift?
If you are tired of seeing sagging breasts, flabby upper arms, drooping buttocks and dimpled, sagging thighs, you may be a candidate for a full body lift. To be safe to undergo this body restoring surgical treatment, you should meet the following criteria:
- You should be in good general health and have no major medical issues
- You do not smoke or are willing to quit
- If your treatment follows bariatric surgery, at least six months at a stable weight is necessary
- You want to restore a more youthful, firm contour to your lower or upper body, or both
Meet the Doctor
Ran Stark, M.D. is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He completed more than 10 years of additional training and residencies after completing his medical degree to become one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the Philadelphia area. His keen attention to detail, artistic eye, and practiced hands help him give his patients consistently exemplary results – but the difference is also in his manner. Dr. Stark makes your goals his own. He will always do the utmost to help you uncover the greatest version of yourself.
A body lift: Why choose StarkMD Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center?
At the StarkMD Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center, Dr. Stark employs the most advanced methods of body lifting to allow his patients to re-attain their figures and confidence. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, surgery professor, and leader in his field, Dr. Stark brings years of experience, commitment, and artistry to his upper and lower body lift surgeries. You can expect to enjoy a more sculpted, youthful body for years, along with a boost in confidence that enhances your quality of life.