How Much Does a Body Lift Cost?
The cost of the lower body lift surgery procedure varies according to several factors. However, pricing for a body lift typically starts at $8,999.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Body Lift?
While light activities can be resumed within a day or two, it usually takes several weeks for patients to fully recover from a body lift procedure.
How Long Does a Body Lift Take?
The Toronto Plastic Surgeons can perform the procedure in approximately 2 – 3 hours. Before they are driven home, patients will receive post-operative instructions from their doctors.
What Is a Body Lift?
Although cosmetic surgery is typically thought to be a women’s only affair, in truth, the desire to maintain a proper physical appearance is not specific to any particular gender. In fact, men experience the exact same societal expectation to keep up a desirable physical appearance as women do.
Take, for example, the body lift. Also known as a male tummy tuck, the body lift is a procedure specifically designed for men who have stretched abdominal skin that does not bounce back. This loose skin is typically caused by significant weight loss, and can seriously affect a man’s body image and self-confidence. By removing the extra skin in the abdominal area, a body lift will provide men with a leaner abdominal region and a more desirable physical appearance.
Who Is a Body Lift Candidate?
While there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, proper physical health and realistic expectations can make the recovery process more seamless. Fundamentally, a candidate for a trunk lift surgery is someone who would like to remove excess skin around the waistline without affecting the belly button or abdominal muscles.
We invite all those interested in this procedure to reach out to Toronto Plastic Surgeons for a consultation.
Benefits of a Body Lift
By removing excess skin and improving a patient’s overall shape, a body lift will boost self-confidence and self-worth.
More Clothing Options
Excess skin may make it difficult for men to shop for well-fitted clothing. However, a body lift will certainly help alleviate those issues, thereby granting you more clothing options.
A body lift will help you achieve the body of your dreams by improving your waistline in a way that cannot be achieved through diet and exercise alone.
Excess skin at the waistline can be an uncomfortable affair. However, by improving the tone and shape of the waistline, a body lift can increase comfort and mobility.
Body Lift Risks
Like every surgery, a body lift comes with a small chance of potential complications. The best thing patients can do to minimize the likelihood of complications is to select a best body lift surgeon. Dr. Bell and the team at Toronto Plastic Surgeons have years of experience performing body lifts. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.
- Infections: Even though infections are rare, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons still take every precaution to ensure that the procedure is a smooth, seamless experience.
- Adverse Anesthesia Effects: In some cases, the anesthesia used in the surgery can have an adverse effect on the patient. For this reason, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons carefully review the medical history of every single patient that walks through their doors.
- Unexpected Scarring: The surgeons take special care to conceal the scar within the pubic hair region, however, the procedure may result in ruptures along an incision. In such cases, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons offer complimentary scar-fading treatments to correct any unexpected scarring.
- Asymmetry: Some patients may experience unmatched proportions immediately following the surgery. However, these proportions generally correct themselves after the swelling subsides.
Why Choose TPS for a Body Lift?
The Toronto Plastic Surgeons are Canada’s premier cosmetic body contouring surgeons. By utilizing the latest technology and a personable approach that is second-to-none, we will be able to ensure that the outcome of the procedure matches the expectations of the patient. Patients from around the country choose this renowned clinic for post-weight loss surgeries, due to their many well-known and effective body contouring techniques, particularly BodyTite Liposuction.
For over 25 years, Dr. Bell’s highly sought-after skills and reputation for sophisticated procedures include thousands of facelifts, blepharoplasties, brow lifts, rhinoplasties, breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and liposuctions to name a few.
With the Toronto Plastic Surgeons, you’re in safe hands before, during, and after the procedure.
Different Types of Body Lifts
Non-Surgical Body Lift Alternatives
There is no non-surgical alternative to body lifting surgery after significant weight loss. Typically, there is so much extra skin that surgery is the only real answer. However, to maintain the tightest skin and muscle tone, EMSculpt and Evolve Tite and tone are offered post-op to create and maintain the tightest possible skin result.
How Is a Body Lift Performed?
All body lift procedures are performed within the comfort of the modern Toronto Plastic Surgeons suites. The surgery is entirely personalized and specifically designed by our expert team to match your desired results.
Prior to your surgery, the area of planned excision and lift is marked out. Then, local anesthetic or IV sedation is administered to ensure that the procedure is completely painless. General anesthesia might be used if the patient is combining the body lift with liposuction or another procedure.
During the procedure, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will make a hidden incision above the groin and pubic hair, so that any scarring will not be visible following the procedure. Then, the physicians will lift the abdominal skin and trim unwanted tissue, before eventually pulling the skin up and suturing the incision.
How to Prepare for a Body Lift
To ensure a successful surgery, the doctor will advise that you follow certain preparations in the weeks leading up to your procedure date:
- Smoking should be discontinued two weeks leading up to the procedure and two weeks after. Those who continue to smoke will have a longer recovery period and a greater likelihood of complications.
- Two weeks before your procedure, patients must cease taking Aspirin or any medication that contains Aspirin.
- Six hours prior to surgery, patients must stop consuming any food or drink. Small sips of water are permitted, however.
- Avoid sun damage two weeks before surgery. This can be achieved by wearing sunscreen.
What to Expect After a Body Lift
Following your body lift/belt lift procedure, Dr. Bell will give you detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a seamless recovery. When putting on clothes after the procedure, patients will immediately notice tighter skin and a smoother body profile. Please keep in mind that you will be required to wear a tight-fitting compression garment for several weeks, as its presence will reduce swelling and tighten the skin.
Body Lift Recovery and Timeline
After Surgery: Patients must wear a compression garment for 20-22 hours a day for the first 3-6 weeks.
Week 1: Patients may return to work, as well as resume engaging in light physical activity.
Week 2: Mild discomfort, bruising, and swelling should subside completely.
Week 6: Patients will be able to resume strenuous physical activity, and the results of the procedure will become apparent.
Body Lift FAQ
How Painful Is It to Get a Body Lift?
Due to the anesthesia administered during the procedure, the patient will not feel any pain during the surgery. While it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort after the surgery, there will be no extreme or long-term pain. In fact, this discomfort can be easily controlled with oral medication prescribed by the Toronto Plastic Surgeons.
How Long Will the Results Last?
If the patient maintains a healthy diet and proper exercise routines, the results of a body lift procedure will be able to last for several years. However, as the skin ages, it loses its elasticity, causing the abdominal area to sag once again. For this reason, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons offer several body contouring procedures to ensure optimal results that combat the aging process.
How can Abdominal Muscle Repair be performed at the same time?
Men who have lost a lot of weight and have loose abdominal skin can also develop rectus separation and weakness. The rectus abdominis muscle can be repaired and brought together tightly in the midline during a body lift/belt lift surgery. Post-operatively, all patients are offered EMsculpt and Evolve Tone treatments to enhance their muscle toning non surgically.
Start your journey to a more refined body with Dr. Bell and the Toronto Plastic Surgeons! Please call us today at 1-877-695-2835 to book your consultation!