Upper Body Lift Manhattan, NY

After massive weight loss patients have reached their goal weight, often the upper body has loose hanging skin and soft tissue. Even though many of these patients undergo lower body lifts, breast/chest, and arm surgery to remove the excess redundant skin and tissue, there is commonly a lot of laxity in the upper back and lateral posterior chest that are not adequately treated. For women, this is commonly the tissue around their bra straps, which can extend in several upper back and mid back rolls. Men have a similar issues with the back rolls as well. Excision of this excess tissue can be performed using an Upper Body Lift (UBL).


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Surgical Technique For Upper Body Lift

The goal of the UBL is to remove the excess soft tissue and skin of the upper back, including the lateral, upper, and mid back rolls. The incision pattern is often designed for women to hide the resulting scar in the bra line as best as possible. For men it is in a similar location as for women. The incision is often extended into the lateral chest along the lower lateral chest crease or in the previously treated incision pattern used for a breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery. The procedure takes two to three hours and patients need one to two weeks to recuperate.

If you would like more information about New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wallach and his success with New York City Upper Body Lift procedures, we hope that you will not hesitate to contact our Manhattan offices at (212) 257-3263 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028; or using our contact form to request additional details.

Body Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Does a lower body lift include thighs?

A lower body lift does not include the thighs, although you might see some improvement in the area as well.

How much is a 360 body lift?

The fee will vary but it can range from $15000-$25000.

Does insurance cover lower body lift?

Insurance does not cover a lower body lift

What does a lower body lift consist of?

A lower body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

How do they remove excess skin after weight loss?

There are many different operations available to removed excess skin from various areas of the body after weight loss.

What is a 360 body lift?

A 360 lower body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

How much does a body lift cost?

The fee will vary but it can range from $15000-$25000.

What is a butterfly lift?

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What is a circumferential body lift?

A circumferential body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

What is the recovery time for a body lift?

Patients can usually go back to light duty within 10-14 days. They can often go back to light aerobics in 3-4 weeks, and heavy lifting within 6-8 weeks.

What is a full body lift surgery?

A body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

What is a skin lift?

A skin lift is any operation in which excess skin is removed.

What is included in a body lift?

A body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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