Body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the shape and tone of the muscles and tissues that support the skin and fat. Skin and fat can also be removed as part of the surgery. The abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks can be altered with this procedure.
Clients seek body lift procedures when they are unhappy with the look of multiple parts of their lower body. A lower body lift can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction if excess fat is a concern.
If you are interested in learning if a body lift is right for you contact us today.
Why We're Nashville's Top Choice
- Stephen Davis is a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon with certification from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- He has been helping Nashville residents achieve their goals for over 20 years.
- Our team is focused on client comfort and safety from the planning stages through aftercare.
Is a Body Lift Right for You?
Many people can benefit from a body lift. Candidates should be in good health and not have any conditions that could impair healing from the surgery. Most candidates have soft tissue sagging and problems with muscle tone in multiple areas of their body.
Some reasons to consider a body lift include:
- Restoring the shape of the mid-body and lower body
- Removing excess skin that causes discomfort and rashes
- Revealing muscle tone otherwise hidden by the soft tissues
- Improving self-esteem
During Your Body Lift Surgery
Dr. Davis performs body lift surgery at The Atrium, a specialty operating facility at Centennial Hospital. General anesthesia is used during the procedure. The length of the surgery will depend on how many areas are being targeted. Most clients will go home the same day as the procedure. You will need someone to help you get home.
Body Lift Recovery
After surgery, you will need to take a week off from all activity to rest and recover. Movement must be limited, though not eliminated, as some movement is good for circulation and healing. Bandages and support garments will be used to reduce swelling and promote healing. There may be drains placed to help remove excess fluids.
Most clients can return to work within about 1 to 2 weeks, but physical activity will be limited for 6 to 8 weeks post-surgery. Keep in mind that everyone heals differently, and you need to listen to your body and consult with Dr. Davis before taking on more strenuous tasks.
Body Lift Results
A change may be noticeable right away, but this is far from being the final result. Significant swelling and bruising can last up to 6 weeks or more, and final results may not be clear for 6 to 12 months or more. It’s important to eat well and exercise to maintain the results of your body lift surgery.
Take the Next Step
If you are unhappy with multiple areas of your abdomen and lower body, a body lift could be right for you. Take the next step and contact us to schedule your body lift procedure.
Body Lift FAQs
The average cost of a body lift is roughly $8,000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is for the lower body only and does not take into account other expenses, such as anesthesia and facility fees. If you are concerned about making a body lift fit within your budget, ask us about our financing options.
Many surgeons offer belt lipectomy in Nashville, and it can be overwhelming researching your options. The key to getting the best surgeon is finding the one that is the best fit for you. Schedule consultations with several doctors and see how comfortable and confident they make you feel. The doctor who makes you feel empowered and is excited about helping you is likely to be the right choice.
Preparation for a body lift varies between clients. Oftentimes, it will include things like getting blood work done, eliminating medications that promote bleeding and fasting before surgery. We will let you know the specifics well in advance and are happy to answer any questions you have.