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Body Lift in Staten Island, NY

After undergoing massive weight loss, either through bariatric surgery or other means, a body lift is often performed to lift, tighten and tone the remaining loose skin from the lower body. Dr. John W. Decorato is a respected plastic surgeon providing a variety of plastic surgeries, including the body lift, for patients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Perth Amboy, and the New York metropolitan area.

What is a Body Lift?

A body lift is an effective procedure for men and women who have lost massive amounts of weight and now have an accumulation of excess skin that hangs in folds around the torso area. The body lift may also be combined with other procedures such as liposuction for a more comprehensive makeover.

Who should consider having a Body Lift?

The body lift is ideal for people who have lost massive amounts of weight and have achieved a normal Body Mass Index (BMI), and may also be recommended for patients who have loose sagging skin around the torso as a result of the aging process and want to eliminate excess loose skin around the abdomen, flanks, buttocks or thighs.  During your initial consultation, Dr. Decorato will discuss with you in detail what you can realistically expect from the procedure, and help you determine whether a body lift is right for you.

What conditions does a Body Lift address?

While medical conditions resulting from obesity will improve after massive weight loss, the resulting loose and sagging skin is still a concern that may affect not only your physical appearance but also your comfort level. In patients who were extremely overweight for many years, the skin may have lost elasticity. In order to help the skin tighten around a slimmer body, a body lift may be recommended. A body lift produces the following results:

  • Flattens and tightens the abdomen and midsection
  • Lifts and sculpts the flanks, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks
  • Removes folds, creases, as well as some stretch marks and cellulite
  • Alleviates irritation and infections caused by rubbing skin folds
  • Produces a taut, defined body contour
  • Improves self-confidence, body image, and comfort level

What happens during the Body Lift surgery?

The body lift is a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, and an incision that may span up to 360 degrees; however, Dr. Decorato camouflages the incision within the ‘bikini” area, and the scar will naturally fade over time.  During the procedure, the doctor lifts and trims away bands of loose sagging skin, and liposuction is used to extract smaller fatty deposits from specific problem areas.

What should I expect during recovery from a Body Lift?

Because the body lift affects large areas of the body, it is essential that you take the time to heal properly. Plan to take time off work to rest and recover adequately and avoid unnecessary complications.  You may also need help around the house with routine tasks while you recover. Dressings will be removed after 72 hours, at which point you may take a shower. Drainage tubes will remain in place for about two to four weeks. Compression garments may be prescribed to help support the healing of delicate tissue.  Dr. Decorato recommends that you avoid strenuous exercise for a period of 6 weeks and gradually resume normal activity over time.

How Much Does A Body Lift Cost in Atlanta?

Typically body lift surgery is considered an elective procedure. Therefore, most health insurance providers will not cover the costs. To keep the procedure affordable for all our patients, Dr. Decorato’s office provides flexible financing and also accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards as forms of payment.

If you have undergone dramatic weight loss and are ready to have a body lift to finalize your makeover, Dr. John W. Decorato provides excellence in plastic surgery for patients throughout New York and New Jersey.  Our patients come from Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and neighboring communities in New York; and Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Perth Amboy and nearby areas in New Jersey. Contact Dr. Decorato’s office today to schedule your Consultation!



Meet Dr. Decorato

One of Staten Island’s top cosmetic surgeons, John W. Decorato, M.D., believes that your choice of plastic surgeon is essential to the success of any procedure. Before selecting either a procedure or a surgeon, learn everything you can about the procedures available and about the doctor. Well-informed patients are able to forge a comfortable professional relationship with their surgeon and actively participate in discussions about the desired procedure.

Meet Dr. Decorato
Plastic Surgery, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS, Staten Island, NY Plastic Surgery, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS, Staten Island, NY