Remove Sagging Skin for a Tighter, Toned Look

Weight loss or any number of life events can lead to the presence of loosened, sagging skin, which isn't exactly easy to correct through simple means like diet and exercise. A body lift can address a number of areas, enabling you to enjoy a toned and sculpted figure, removing excess skin, and trimming away stubborn fat to reveal a shapelier, sexier you. If you're in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, or the nearby areas, and you're interested in learning what our surgeons can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation today!

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What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring smooths, tightens, and shapes the body by eliminating sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat after significant weight loss. This surgical procedure is performed with liposuction and the removal of excess skin to achieve a more toned and sculpted figure in targeted trouble areas, including:

  • Arms
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
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Is It Time to Complete Your Journey to a Firm, Trim Figure?

Our body lift in West Palm Beach is an appropriate surgery for healthy adults who have lost all the weight they intend to lose. Your surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits of a body lift procedure at your consultation to confirm that this is the best course of action for you.

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Who is the Best Candidate for Body Contouring? 

Our body lift in West Palm Beach is an appropriate surgery for healthy adults who have lost all the weight they intend to lose. Your surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits of a body lift procedure at your consultation to confirm that this is the best course of action for you. Ideal candidates meet the following criteria:

  • Suffer from drooping skin, fat and tissue 
  • Are at a stable weight they feel they can maintain
  • Are in good overall health
  • Are finished having children (pregnancy could negatively impact the outcome of your body lift)
  • Are committed to maintaining excellent nutrition and exercise in order to heal properly
  • Do not smoke 
  • Have realistic expectations for what this surgery can achieve

What Occurs During the Body Lift Procedure?

A body lift is performed under general anesthesia in our Boca Raton accredited in-office surgery suite on an outpatient basis. A body lift can be combined with other body contouring procedures, such as an arm lift or thigh lift. In this procedure, an incision is made from hip bone to hip bone around the entire body, including front, sides, and back, to allow access for the maximum removal of excess skin. The skin will be removed, along with a superficial layer of fat, and the incision meticulously closed to leave a taut, smooth skin surface. This surgery generally requires about five to six hours to complete, as it involves tightening the abdominal muscles and repositioning the buttocks.

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What are the Benefits of Body Contouring?

  • Body contouring removes the loose skin that is left behind after significant weight loss. Benefits include the following:
  • Lifts, firms, and sculpts the figure
  • Makes exercise and mobility easier
  • Improves hygiene 
  • Provides greater physical comfort



  • Relieves rashes caused by skin rubbing
  • Improves the fit of clothing
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Minimizes cellulite
  • Eliminates some pockets of fat
  • Eliminates loose skin
  • Provides a more youthful appearance
  • Completes the journey after significant weight loss 
  • Improves self-confidence
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How Much does a Body Lift Cost? 

Because a body lift surgery is a highly customized procedure, its cost will vary based on your unique needs and aesthetic goals. Which type of body lift you choose, and how many parts of your body need a lift will be major factors in determining the price. During your consultation, we will examine you and determine your treatment plan and the exact cost.

Are there Any Risks?

A body lift carries the risks associated with any significant cosmetic surgery, including bleeding, infection, blood clots, swelling, pain, anesthesia risks, unfavorable results, and others, such as a loss of tissue, numbness, or other changes in skin sensation in the treated area or areas, the possibility of revisionary surgery, and unfavorable scarring. The most common risks associated with a body lift are typically fluid collection or problems with wound closure. 

In the hands of an experienced, highly trained plastic surgeon such as Dr. Pozner, the chance of these types of risks or side effects greatly decreases.

Planning for Your Recovery After a Body Lift

Following a body lift, you will be fitted with a compression garment around the lifted area to help facilitate healing. You will feel relatively uncomfortable, and we advise that you plan to take ten days to two weeks off work and your normal activities after this procedure. We will provide you with pain medications to keep you comfortable during the first phase of healing. 

You will need to avoid strenuous activities for at least a month, and it takes almost three months for most people to enjoy the full results of this surgery. A body lift cannot recreate a perfect contour, but the results will be far superior to the sagging skin and tissue left on your body after losing a great deal of weight. The scars will remain somewhat visible but will fade over time to appear as a fine line. Most of our West Palm Beach body contouring patients are quite pleased with their results and look forward to finally wearing the smaller-sized clothing they have dreamed of wearing.

Why Choose Us? Because the Quality of Your Surgery Matters

At Sanctuary Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, your body lift will be performed with the highest level of skill and the latest surgical techniques. Our providers are among the most acclaimed plastic surgeons practicing in the Boca Raton area and is highly respected by their peers. Our approach is meticulous, refined, and geared to achieve “results from every angle.” Your future happiness, in large part, will be impacted by the quality of your body lift. You can trust that our team is among the finest in the state and beyond.

We Are Here for You

We would love to talk more with you about a personalized, custom body lift performed at Sanctuary Plastic Surgery. In a private consultation, our team of extraordinarily skilled professionals will advise you of the appropriate approach for you to achieve the final step in your weight loss journey a firm, sculpted body. 

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