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Body Lift

Overview

1. A series of body contouring procedures that address extra skin after weight loss

2. Helps to reshape the body to a more normal shape and tone

3. Removes the excess amount of flesh that can cause pain and/or discomfort

4. Tightens and tucks along with the lift

About our Body Lift

People go on weight loss diets and workout programs all the time. However, When a person engages in extensive weight loss, like the “Biggest Loser” or undergoes Bariatric Surgery, they are left with extra skin, which does not retract. As a result, excessive drooping and wrinkled skin is difficult to hide with clothing. In addition, these love handles and extra folds aren’t just fashion downers. They cause hygiene and other health issues. Our body lift surgery can help address these problems.

Candidates for the Procedure

1. People who have undergone extensive weight loss

2. Overhanging skin that may restrict mobility

3. Overhanging skin that causes painful chafing, rashes, or infection.

4. Non-smoker

5. Maintaining a stable weight

6. Good physical health

7. Positive outlook and realistic expectations

Details of Procedure

At Fairbanks Plastic Surgery, The Body Lift is a series of several procedures: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Medial Thigh Lift, Lateral Thigh-buttock Lift, Mastopexy (Breast Lift), and Brachioplasty (Arm Lift). Additional body contouring procedures can be done such as Liposuction and Fat Grafting. Carefully planning the body contouring surgery will help achieve the desired results. If you are closer to your ideal weight before surgery, then your results will be more satisfying.


The majority of the procedures are found in other sections of this website where that information is found.


The lower body lift/lateral thigh-buttock lift requires an incision in the waistband area of the hips and back, at the site where the excess skin and fat is removed. The scar can be hidden with undergarments or swimwear.


The medial thigh lift requires an incision in the upper inner thigh crease. This incision allows mobilization and the excision of the skin and fat. The scar is within the natural folds or the thigh area and not easily noticed. Sometimes, excess inner thigh skin requires a vertical incision, extending towards the knee, when there is too much laxity.

Recovery

At least two weeks off of work is highly recommended after undergoing body lift procedures. Time allows the patient to have a better chance to heal without increasing the risk of complications. As expected with most procedures there will be some discomfort initially. However, the discomfort lessens day by day, and pain medications will help. Recovery time may vary on the individual and intensity of the procedure. Therefore your physician will consult with you about post-surgery care.

What to Expect

The various plastic surgery procedures involved in our body lift or body contouring procedures need to be planned appropriately to ensure the best results. Above all, we care to protect the patient’s health.


Scaring is always a concern. For this reason, our procedures are designed so that the scars are strategically hidden, as best possible. At Fairbanks Plastic Surgery we make your health and safety our primary concern while working toward your ultimate results.

Will my results last?

A body lift does not ensure resistance to future weight gain or laxity of skin. But maintaining a healthy diet and steady exercise will help keep your weight managed and increase your quality of life.

*All post-operative pictures are of real patients of Fairbanks Plastic Surgery. Identifiable images are used with patient or parent of patient permission.

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Grant A. Fairbanks, MD

Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fairbanks’ broad training in Plastic Surgery allows him to care for patients of all ages. He is highly trained as a Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Utah & combines Advanced Surgical Skills with his Advanced Artistic Skills in order to get results that not only deliver Improved Functionality & Aesthetic Beauty, but most importantly, Natural Looking Results. Dr. Fairbanks Innovative & Exclusive approach to Plastic Surgery is respected around the world & he is recognized among the TOP Plastic Surgeons in practice today. His areas of expertise include Facial Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Body Contouring & Pediatric Facial Deformities.

Meet

Grant A.

Fairbanks, MD

Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fairbanks’ broad training in Plastic Surgery allows him to care for patients of all ages. He is highly trained as a Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Utah & combines Advanced Surgical Skills with his Advanced Artistic Skills in order to get results that not only deliver Improved Functionality & Aesthetic Beauty, but most importantly, Natural Looking Results. Dr. Fairbanks Innovative & Exclusive approach to Plastic Surgery is respected around the world & he is recognized among the TOP Plastic Surgeons in practice today. His areas of expertise include Facial Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Body Contouring & Pediatric Facial Deformities.

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