The upper body lift can be an important part of your weight loss journey, especially if you’re left with stubborn fat and excess skin. Feeling confident in your new body is our goal, and we’ll create the right customized body contouring procedure for you.
Weight loss can be a huge undertaking, and it’s extremely rewarding to reach your goal weight. It can be difficult, though, to be left with excess skin flaps that affect your newfound confidence. There are both medical and cosmetic reasons to remove stretched skin, so partnering with a board-certified plastic surgeon is your best first step.
An upper body lift addresses areas such as the arms, upper back, bra area, and breasts with a combination of procedures. These surgical procedures can lift stretched tissue and remove excess skin to improve the contour and balance of the upper body. The upper body lift can be performed alone, or combined with other contouring procedures like the lower body lift or tummy tuck for full-body transformation.
Dr. Kayastha is one of the leading body contouring surgeons in the Albany area and can work with you on your journey toward a more confident you. Our team will take time to understand your goals and help you achieve the body you’ve been working toward so you can enjoy a great experience at K Plastic Surgery.
Patients who experience pockets of stubborn fat and excess tissue in areas like the bra line and upper back can benefit from an upper-body lift. Patients often decide to have an upper body lift after dramatic weight loss to retighten skin and tissue. Like other surgical contouring procedures, the upper body lift is not meant to replace weight loss and should only be explored once a healthy weight has been reached and maintained. You should maintain your goal weight for at least six months before opting for a procedure.
What to Expect
Dr. Kayastha will recommend the best surgical techniques for your goals including options like breast lift, arm lift, and liposuction.
What to Expect
The upper body lift is performed using general anesthesia and involves techniques to remove excess skin and fat. Once complete, you can return home.
What to Expect
Expect some pain and discomfort for the first few days – you can manage this with prescribed medications. You’ll be given detailed instructions by our team for managing your incisions. You can generally return to work within 2-3 weeks.
You’ll discuss your goals with Dr. Kayastha and select the right procedures for you from some of our most popular options:
What is included in an upper body lift?
An upper body lift commonly includes abdominoplasty and other surgical techniques to get rid of excess skin and fat that contributes to an unsatisfying appearance of the upper body.
What is the cost of an upper body lift?
Upper body lifts are highly customizable procedures and can vary significantly from person to person. Most people can expect to pay between $10,000 and $15,000.
Does insurance cover upper body lift?
As a cosmetic plastic surgery, most insurance will not cover the cost of an upper body lift.
Will extra skin after weight loss go away?
Significant redundant skin will likely not go away on its own or with exercise or diet.
What areas of the body are targeted when doing an upper body lift?
The breasts, abdomen, arms, and back are all examined and can be treated with an upper body lift.
What helps sagging skin on arms?
Significantly sagging skin will need to be surgically removed to improve the appearance of the upper arms.
How long does it take to recover from a body lift?
Upper body lift patients typically need about two to three weeks before they feel back to their normal selves.
When can I drive after upper body lift?
Once you feel back to normal, you are free to drive around two weeks after the procedure.
What is a bra line back lift?
A bra line back lift lifts the skin and tissues of the back to tighten and create a firm appearance to sagging skin that cause bra rolls.
How much does a full body makeover cost?
A full body cosmetic surgery will likely run at least $10,000 depending on the extent of treatment desired and procedures needed.
Our team will provide detailed instructions to follow before your surgery date, including stopping certain medications, arranging for transportation, setting up for recovery, filling prescriptions, and fasting before your surgery. If you have any questions, make sure to reach out to our team at 518-674-9060 or fill out our online contact form.
You can expect to take about 2-3 weeks of recovery and downtime after your surgery. You’ll be instructed not to do any heavy lifting, so make sure to enlist help around your home for children or pet care. You’ll experience the most swelling and pain in the first few days after surgery, but this can be managed with prescribed medications. Make sure to take these according to instructions so you can rest and recover. You’ll be instructed to wear compression garments over your surgical sites to manage the swelling and help the skin adhere to the new contours. You’ll follow up with Dr. Kayastha and our team to check your progress and help you understand when you can return to your normal schedule.
It can be about six months or longer for residual swelling to go away and your final results to show, but the result is a more toned and contoured look to the upper body. The most important step in your upper body lift journey is maintaining your results by living a healthy and active lifestyle to help prevent any future weight gain. You can enjoy your upper body lift results for the long term with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon.
The upper body lift is one of the most effective ways to love your new body after massive weight loss. To get started, contact K Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Kayastha. Give us a call at 518-674-9060 or fill out our online contact form to get started.