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Body Lift

A body lift refers to the comprehensive approach for eliminating excess skin and stubborn fat that has accumulated in various areas on the body, including the breasts, arms, abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Whether brought on by genetics, drastic weight loss, or simply the aging process, these accumulations of skin and fat can be resistant to even the healthiest diets and strenuous exercise routines, often necessitating some form of surgical intervention in order to tone and/or eradicate.

Body Lift Options

At our practice, board-certified plastic surgeon James F. Boynton, MD offers a variety of body lifting procedures designed to help you achieve a more youthful contour with natural-looking results. Some procedures that can be combined to complete your body lift surgery include:

Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a great solution for many women bothered by the appearance of sagging breasts. With this procedure, Dr. Boynton can remove excess skin, reshape tissues, and elevate the breasts on the chest wall for an improved, more youthful look.

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Arm Lift

Medically referred to as brachioplasty, arm lift surgery can be an excellent option for addressing loose, hanging skin in the upper arms. During this treatment, Dr. Boynton can eliminate excess, inelastic skin and tighten remaining tissue for a smoother, more toned upper arm appearance.

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Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery is designed to remove excess, overhanging skin, repair stretched/torn musculature, and eliminate stubborn build-ups of fat in the abdomen. Also called abdominoplasty, this procedure can help patients achieve a tighter, slimmer midsection and improved core muscle functionality.

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Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery can be beneficial for women and men who have an accumulation of extra skin and/or fat in the thigh region that does not respond to diet and exercise. Dr. Boynton can perform thigh lift surgery on the inner and/or outer thighs to resolve these aesthetic concerns and create a tightened, more toned appearance in the upper legs.

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Brazilian Butt Lift (Butt Augmentation)

A Brazilian butt lift—or butt augmentation—can be ideal for individuals who have a mild to moderate degree of skin sagging in the buttocks. By harvesting excess fat from one area of the body and transferring it to the buttocks, Dr. Boynton can increase the volume of one’s backside while enhancing its overall shape for a fuller, shapelier aesthetic.

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Liposuction is designed to eliminate stubborn pockets of localized fat from virtually anywhere on the body, resulting in an improved contour in the targeted treatment area(s). Dr. Boynton can perform liposuction alone or as an adjunct to various other body sculpting procedures for an enhanced result.

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Belt Lipectomy

A belt lipectomy—also named a circumferential body lift or lower body lift—involves the 360 degree removal of excess skin and fat throughout the mid and lower body. Typically performed by Dr. Boynton in two separate stages, this procedure generally targets regions such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs. In addition to skin/fat removal, a belt lipectomy also includes careful lifting and/or sculpting of each area to create an ideal contour. The final result can be a tighter, more toned figure that reflects one’s weight loss efforts.

The Body Lift Procedure

Your body lift procedure may be performed during one surgical session or split up into multiple sessions, depending on your particular needs and your specific anatomy. Most of the time, however, the body lift procedure is done in a staged fashion over two sessions to minimize wound breakdown, facilitate the best possible wound healing, and to achieve the most minimal scars possible. Prior to your body lift, Dr. Boynton will meet with you for a private consultation to discuss which combination of procedures can most effectively help you achieve optimal results. Once a surgical plan has been customized based on your specific goals, he will then be able to outline what you can expect before, during, and after your body lift surgery.

Contact Boynton Plastic Surgery

For more information about our body lift options, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boynton to discuss your cosmetic goals, please contact Boynton Plastic Surgery online or by telephone.

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