Cost of body lift plastic surgery may differ from one patient to the next because aesthetic preferences and circumstances of each patient are unique. Body lift is a highly individual procedure. This can be performed as an upper, mid, lower, or total body lift.
A few major factors will influence the actual cost of a body lift. It’s vital to be aware of these factors in order to understand the costs that your surgeon will discuss with you during your initial consultation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides body lift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Body Lift Type
Patients struggling with drooping fat tissue and skin in limited body areas may require an upper, mid, or lower body lift cosmetic surgery which is less complicated in nature. The surgeon would only need to focus on a small area for skin removal.
Conversely, during a full body lift surgery unwanted fat and skin needs to be removed from multiple areas. Full body lift plastic surgery involves buttocks, thighs, breasts, abdomen, and arms. Full body lift costs in some cases can be twice the cost of a partial body lift.
Multi-State or Single Surgery
In some cases, patients may be fit enough to undergo the surgical appointment in a single setting. However, some patients may need to break up the surgical procedure in multiple appointments. You would need to pay more for multiple appointments since there is the added cost of pre- and post-operative care and anesthesia.
Fat Amount to be Removed
Generally, major weight loss requires the removal of excess skin that is loose. However, in some cases there is too much fat that is surplus. Sagging skin may also need to be removed in this case. In case of such patients, liposuction may need to be performed along with a full body lift procedure. In such cases, the cost of liposuction would get added to the surgery’s overall costs.
General Health Condition of the Patient
Body lift procedure will be complicated if the patient suffers from multiple chronic illnesses that have a direct impact on the immune system. Surgery procedure, preparation and recovery tend to require additional precautions, care, and techniques. This can increase the overall surgery cost.
Sedation or Anesthesia
Local or general anesthesia needs to be administered along with IV sedation in case of body lift surgery. Your surgeon will recommend an anesthesia technique that is the most appropriate. Type of anesthesia used and the fee of registered anesthetic nurse or anesthesiologist may vary. This can affect the overall price tag of the procedure.
Special Garments or Clothing
Special type of clothing and accessories are required post body lift procedure. These garments go a long way in supporting surgically treated skin. They also help in speeding up the body’s natural recovery process.
Coverage for body lift surgery may not be offered by health insurance providers. However, it may be covered if the drooping skin folds cause infection, skin irritation, or any other medical issues.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for body lift surgery.
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