A body lift improves the shape and tone of the lower body by tightening the underlying musculature that supports the fat and skin. People who find that age, genetics or weight loss have left them with flabby midsections, thighs or buttocks can achieve a firmer, fitter look with a body lift.
Dr. Bob Basu is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston who specializes in body lift surgery and other types of body contouring procedures. His extensive background in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery make him an ideal choice for men and women throughout Texas who would like to feel better about the way they look.
Contact us online or call our office today at 713-799-2278 to schedule a consultation at Basu Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in three centers throughout Houston.
Why Consider a Body Lift?
While people who have had bariatric surgery or otherwise lost substantial amounts of weight can almost always benefit from a specialized post weight loss body lift, there are other reasons to consider a body lift as well:
- You have abdominal sagging that hangs over your beltline, making clothing uncomfortable
- Multiple pregnancies have caused loose stomach skin
- Your buttocks appear deflated or lacking in firmness
- You have loose, excess skin on your outer thighs
What is Body Lift Surgery?
Candidates for a body lift should be at a healthy and stable weight, as the procedure is not intended as a weight loss alternative. Additionally, women who intend to become pregnant in the future are advised to wait until they have completed their families before scheduling their body lift, which may be included as part of a mommy makeover.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost?
Because each body lift is different and based on individual needs, the cost of the procedure will vary. Your total costs will include facility fees, anesthesia charges and your pre-op and post-op appointments.
Your Body Lift Options
Once you’ve made the final decision to move forward with body lift surgery, you’ll have a few options to consider.
A body lift is typically a combination of customized procedures tailored to meet your appearance goals. Most people include a tummy tuck to refine the lines of the midsection as well as the lower body. Through abdominoplasty, Dr. Basu can remove loose stomach skin and repair diastasis recti, more commonly known as separated abdominal muscles.
A body lift also frequently includes a thigh lift, which can slim down the outer thighs, tighten the skin and create a more toned look. This is particularly useful for people who struggle with skin irritations as a result of their thighs rubbing together when they move. Buttocks enhancement may also be included as part of a body lift, along with liposuction for fine-tuning.
Your Body Lift Surgery
In your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Basu, he will help you decide on the best approach for your appearance goals. He can also explain the procedural steps in greater detail and what you can expect during recovery.
Dr. Basu performs body lift surgery using general anesthesia. Incision locations depend on the exact approach and will vary for each individual. Dr. Basu takes special care to make incisions as discreetly placed and easily hidden as possible. Depending on the extent of your body lift, Dr. Basu may recommend that your procedure be performed in stages.
Your Recovery & Results
Because every body lift is different, your exact recovery will depend partially on the approach Dr. Basu uses during your surgery. Most people take about a month away from standard activities that may cause strain as your body heals.
While a body lift inevitably results in some scarring, Dr. Basu can advise you on the best way to manage scar care for optimal healing. Most people are highly pleased with their results and find the scars a worthy tradeoff for a more streamlined figure.
More Body Lift Resources
- View our before and after photo gallery to see real body lift results
- Read patient reviews for Dr. Basu on RealSelf.com
Schedule Your Consultation
To take the first step toward achieving your ideal figure with a body lift, contact us online or call our Houston office today at 713-799-2278.