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.
"Great experience and overall care. Dr. Charvet and his staff have continued to exceed my expectations. He has an excellent bedside manner, is very thorough in explaining what he will be doing and takes his time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I’m very pleased with my results so far and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a thoughtful, considerate and knowledgeable plastic surgeon."- J.C. / Google / Aug 03, 2022
"Couldn’t be more pleased with my results so far! Dr Charvet took the time to consult with me about what I wanted and gave me exactly that. I had a Mommy makeover (lipo, tummy tuck with muscle repair, fat transfer to breasts and hips) This experience has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve regained my confidence and my core strength! Since surgery, I’ve been back for laser hair removal, Botox and lip filler. The staff and Dr Charvet care about their patients and are always available to answer any questions. I’d 100% do it all over again and will be a repeat patient for any future procedures."- R.J. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
"Dr Charvet was beyond my expectations as a surgeon. He went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. He answered all the questions that made it easy to understand. He provided many details on the recovery process. He was there to answer all of my postop questions as well with his personal private number. His entire staff is friendly and prompt. You don’t just feel like this is a place of business but feel like it is an extension of your family and friendship Circle. Aside from my mommy makeover I also received medspa Services which were also excellent. I highly recommend to anyone and everyone !"- A.S. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
"Went in today for laser hair removal for my first time ever and I couldn’t have chosen a better place. Maiya the gorgeous esthetician here took the best care of me. It is more then obvious she loves what she does and is so very skilled in it. I went in for one area of my body and ended up doing almost my entire body. The quality of care here is unlike any medspa I’ve ever visited. If your thinking about visiting, this is your sign to schedule your appointment. 10/10 Atmosphere and Service!"- I.R. / Google / May 11, 2022
"I recently had the Cool Peel Laser treatment done and I am very pleased with the results. Unlike past laser procedures, the Cool Peel has less downtime with better results. My fine lines and acne scarring have significantly improved. Dr. Charvet was VERY informative before, during and post procedure which was very comforting. I would highly recommend Magnolia Plastic Surgery & Med Spa for all of my cosmetic needs!"- L.G. / Google / May 05, 2022
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.