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Body Lift

What Is a Body Lift?

Also Known As a Belt Lipectomy

A body lift is a cosmetic procedure to raise and reshape unsightly, sagging body contours. During the aging process and after significant weight loss, your skin loses its elasticity, causing the mid-section to lose its natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to remove loose skin and related fat deposits, thus, providing a more youthful appearance. A body lift can be applied to the lower torso and upper legs including the abdomen (tummy tuck), waist, inner/outer thighs, buttocks (buttock lift), and hips. Liposuction may also be completed in conjunction with a body lift if indicated. Patients who have had a gastric bypass or other weight loss procedure often desire a body lift to remove the excess skin. If you have lost a significant amount of weight, you should expect to have at least 2-3 separate cosmetic surgery procedures to address the problems that result from such a major change in your physique.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Body Lifts Start at $10,000

WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?

You Can Expect 7-10 Days of Downtime

WILL I HAVE RESTRICTIONS?

Yes. Patients Can Expect 2 Weeks of Lifting Restrictions

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?

Non-Smokers, Female or Male, 18 - 65+ Years Old and Generally in Good Health

When to Consider a Body Lift

If any of the following describe you, a body lift is an option to consider: • If you have had dramatic weight loss due to bariatric surgery or dieting • If you have relatively thin layers of fat below the skin in the hip, thigh, abdomen and buttock areas • If overhanging skin in your lower body restricts your mobility and/or causes painful chafing, rashes or infection • If you are distressed by sagging skin in your lower body • For massive weight loss patients,  you are near  your ideal body weight and are at least one year out from your weight loss surgery and at a stable weight for at least six months

Had a great experience. Dr. Maningas and his staff are very kind. All of my questions were clearly answered and I felt completely comfortable.

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I cannot not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Maningas and his practice. Everyone is so pleasant. I could not be more happy with the care I received!

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Dr. Maningas is a fine person, skilled surgeon, and enjoys helping his patients. He will be a true asset to the community and I look forward to his return to Joplin.

Frank Shagets, MD

I have had the best experience hands down. Dr. Maningas and my nurses the day of my surgery were absolutely incredible. They made me feel comfortable and at ease.

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WILL THIS HELP WITH CELLULITE?

During a body lift, the buttocks are elevated, which smoothes the skin and can reduce the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles. While a body lift elevates and smoothes buttocks, it may also lead to a flattened appearance. For this reason, some patients may choose to have a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) using their own fat cells transferred from another area like the abdomen.

WILL MY INCISIONS BE VISIBLE?

Dr. Maningas makes every effort to place large incisions in inconspicuous locations when at all possible. With a completion body lift scar, although it is a larger scar usually spanning from hip-to-hip along the natural curves where the buttocks meet the lower back, it is easily covered by most undergarment and swim suites.

WHEN CAN I GET IN THE POOL OR TAKE A BATH?

NO bath, pool, hot tub, lake, river, or ocean exposure to the wounds for 6 weeks or until all incisions are completely healed. By not submerging fresh and/or healing wounds in water helps reduce the risk of unwanted infections at the surgical site.

Request a Consultation

Submit a consultation request and one of our patient care coordinators will get back to you soon

about making an appointment that fits best with your schedule and surgical timeline.

By submitting this form, you will not be scheduled for an appointment, simply to let us

know of your interest and to gather more information so we can efficiently assist you.