What is a Body Lift?
If you have lost weight, you probably feel very proud of yourself — and you should! However, you may be left with excess skin that still leaves you feeling a little uncomfortable in your skin. If so, you may benefit from a body lift at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa. Plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet performs this surgery to help men and women eliminate excess fat and skin around the body. It can also help improve cellulite and other skin irregularities caused by excess skin. For more information, contact our New Orleans, LA office today.
"I had my eyelids done(Blepharoplasty, by Dr Charvet in 2022. Going into the procedure I was very nervous, because I usually bruise so easily, but Dr Charvet was very helpful and calmed my fears fully. The procedure only took about an hour and I was very surprised at how minimal the bruising was and how easy the recovery was.I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested in any kind of facial procedure. His staff was extremely courteous and helpful. I will be going back soon for Medspa Services"- C.B. / Google / Apr 20, 2023
"Dr Heath Charvet is totally very professional I’m very pleased, absolutely recommended."- S.M. / Google / Feb 08, 2023
"Look no further! Experience: Dr. Charvet and his staff are amazing!! I had a tummy tuck with lipo to flanks and abs on November 18th. Dr. Charvet gave his cell number so I was able to contact him with any post-op concerns...on a holiday! Surgery is scary and being able to have access to my surgeon when needed made the recovery process 100 times easier. His staff are all so kind and caring. Ashley made me feel incredibly comfortable with personal "female" post-op concerns. Everyone is so welcoming and Dr. Charvet's bedside manner is the best I've ever seen. Results: I can’t express enough how happy I am with my results! I went from hating my body and depressed to look in the mirror to loving myself again. This surgery is game changing. Just do it! Have the surgery!!! 10 out of 10 recommend!"- G.C. / Google / Jan 04, 2023
"When I was ready to have my partial mommy make over I had visited and researched many practices and as soon as I met Dr Charvette and the staff at Magnolia I knew I was done looking immediately. Their bedside manner is outstanding and they made me feel comfortable from the time I reached out to book a consultation, through surgery day, and now with my post op follow up appointments. I had a breast lift and my results are beautiful! Recovery was easy, they set me up for success prior to surgery answering questions and providing suggestions of what would assist me the best after surgery. I was up and about the day after surgery with very little discomfort. Now I’m three months out and couldn’t be happier. I also got Botox in my forehead and brow just to round out the refreshed look that I had in mind for myself. I wish I had reached out to Magnolia plastic surgery and medspa earlier. I recommend them to anyone who asks who I went to for my procedures. I will most definitely continue to visit them for injectable’s and medspa services, as well as any other surgical procedures I may want in a few years."- C.S. / Google / Oct 20, 2022
"Very pleased with my results. I had zero pain and no complications. Dr. Charvet is extremely talented and his staff is amazing."- B.W. / Google / Sep 30, 2022
What Are the Benefits of A Body Lift?
People who get a body lift at our New Orleans, LA office might enjoy numerous advantages associated with this treatment, like:
- Removing extra skin following weight loss
- Enhancing and firming wrinkled, saggy skin
- Toning the bottom portion of the body (like the legs and abs)
- Boosting your total self-confidence
- More confident while wearing form-fitting outfits
Am I A Candidate for A Body Lift?
If you desire a tighter stomach and rounder rear end, a body lift should help you achieve your body objectives. To get at the extra skin or rolls on your abs, a tummy tuck will improve the profile of your silhouette. Usually, these issues are caused by aging, having children, or significant weight loss. A body lift is most effective for patients who are at a healthy body weight; if not, it could alter surgical results. Though the surgery could help remove small amounts of fat, it does not address larger amounts.
How is A Body Lift Performed?
At Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we will design your treatment plan based on your particular needs and desires. The length of your surgery will depend on what you're having treated, but typically, they can last anywhere between 4 – 7 hours. Generally, most of our patients like to address the abdomen, butt, groin, and thighs. To start, we will provide general anesthesia to keep you comfortable during your procedure. We will make an incision based on your treatment area. Typically, we try to keep the incisions as small and hidden as we can. From there, we will tighten and lift the skin in the needed areas. In some cases, liposuction and a body lift are combined to achieve the correct results. Some patients benefit from auto-augmentation, which uses a patient's tissue to create a lifted appearance. From there, we will close the incision and apply dressings and/or bandages as necessary to get your healing process started. You may have thin tubes placed under the skin temporarily to help with excess fluid. Dr. Charvet or a member of the team will give you thorough instructions on how to care for your treatment site(s), as well as prescription medications to reduce the risk of infection and keep you comfortable during recovery. While you will notice results right away, you'll notice even greater results as your swelling goes down, which typically takes around six weeks.
A New and Lifted Look
If you've recently lost weight and are looking for a way to tighten and tone your body and remove excess skin, a body lift at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa may be what you're looking for. This customizable treatment by plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet allows men and women to address various problem areas on their body for a look they are proud to show off. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our New Orleans, LA office.
Body Lift FAQ
How much does a body lift cost?
Your cost for a body lift will depend on what's included in your treatment. During your initial consultation, Dr. Charvet will create your surgical treatment plan to fit your concerns. Once this is determined, he can then estimate costs, including fees for the facility, anesthesia, pre-and post-surgical care, and more. In order for you to concentrate on getting great results from a trusted plastic surgeon, like Dr. Charvet, we take several payments, including low-interest financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my body lift?
Health insurance, on the whole, will not cover the costs of cosmetic surgery. However, policies do vary and may cover you if excess skin is deemed a medical problem. If you are planning to submit a claim to your health insurance, please let Dr. Charvet know during your initial consultation. He can give you the needed information and paperwork to complete your insurance claim.
What will be included in my body lift?
Typical body parts that are a part of a body are the stomach, buttocks, thighs, neck, arms, and breasts. In your consultation, Dr. Charvet will understand your needs and concerns before completing an examination of your body. When this is complete, he can give you his recommendations for what needs to be part of your surgery.
When should I get my body lift?
When you have lost a significant amount of weight, excess skin will become more obvious, and it is usually around this time that you should schedule a consultation at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa. In this consultation, Dr. Charvet will listen to your goals, examine you, and discuss with you what areas should be included in your treatment plan. Before scheduling this procedure, you need to be at or near a healthy, stable weight.
What will my recovery be like after surgery?
The length of your recovery will vary depending on how many areas you are addressing during your body lift. If you are having several areas treated, you should plan more time for your recovery. In your initial consultation, Dr. Charvet will talk to you about what you can expect during your recovery and tips to make you more comfortable. Appointments for follow-up exams at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa should be scheduled so Dr. Charvet can monitor your healing.