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Body Lift After Weight Loss Sarasota

Body Lift After Weight Loss In Sarasota, FL

Body contouring after weight loss Sarasota is a skin removal procedure that reveals the body’s true contours after losing a massive amount of weight. It includes a customized combination of plastic surgery procedures for each patient. It typically treats the abdomen, lower back, hips, and flanks. Occasionally, it may also address the thighs and buttocks. 

Losing weight is an accomplishment, but patients are not always able to enjoy their results because extra skin bunches up around the body and hides the actual contours of the body. Dr. Alberico Sessa of Sarasota Surgical Arts specializes in body lift surgery after weight loss in Sarasota.

Benefits of Body Lift or Skin Removal After Weight Loss Sarasota

A body lift after weight loss Sarasota carries many benefits. Some of them include:

  • See the results of your full weight loss
  • Wear smaller clothing sizes
  • Reduce skin irritation, rashes, and infections due to extra skin
  • Strengthen core muscles
  • Exercise may become easier
  • Restore a flat stomach
Before & After
A Before and After Photo of Body Lift Plastic Surgery by Dr. Alberico Sessa in Sarasota
Before & After
A Before and After Photo of Body Lift Plastic Surgery by Dr. Alberico Sessa in Sarasota

Planning Your Body Lift After Weight Loss Sarasota

Consultation With Dr. Sessa

The first step to undergoing your body lift surgery after weight loss in Sarasota is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sessa. At this consultation, Dr. Sessa will ask about your goals and previous massive weight loss. He will also review your medical history, any future weight loss goals, and other relevant aspects of your lifestyle. Finally, Dr. Sessa will conduct a brief examination of the areas.

If he determines that you are a good candidate for the best body contouring after weight loss Sarasota offers, he will describe the results you can expect. Before leaving you will receive a personalized price quote and financing information.

Preparing For Surgery

Before your body lift surgery after weight loss in Sarasota, you will need to prepare for surgery. Preparation can look different depending on your medical history. However, preparing for the procedure may include:

  • Ceasing certain medications temporarily (if possible)
  • Obtaining medical clearances (if necessary)
  • Making arrangements for time off, a caregiver, and childcare
  • Refrain from smoking or drinking
  • Continue eating well and exercising
  • Plan to wear loose clothing that does not need to be pulled over your head on surgery day
  • Fill your prescriptions from Dr. Sessa before surgery
  • Do not eat for several hours before surgery (per the instructions given at your pre-operative appointment)
  • Shower the day before or of body lift surgery

Body Lift Surgery Day

On the day of surgery, a certified anesthesia provider will place you under general anesthesia. A lower body lift usually includes a circumferential incision from the abdomen around each side and across the back, essentially combining a tummy tuck and back/buttock lift. This allows Dr. Sessa to remove all the extra skin in these areas and tighten the abdominal muscles.

In some cases, Dr. Sessa may also perform a thigh lift, arm lift, Brazilian butt lift, or standard surgical butt lift during a lower body lift. The procedure tends to range from four to six hours. Once you wake up, you will stay in recovery for observation before going home with your caregiver to begin your recovery at home.

Recovery, Results & Aftercare

Skin removal after weight loss Sarasota involves a fairly extensive recovery. It tends to take two to three weeks for a patient to comfortably return to work and basic daily activities. Dr. Sessa will prescribe patients pain medication to help them manage their post-operative pain and side effects. You will also attend post-operative appointments during this time.

Drains and bandages are removed after about five to seven days for most lower body lift patients. Sometimes, Dr. Sessa will recommend keeping the incisions covered for longer. Once a patient returns to work, they can begin exercising carefully, but should avoid anything too strenuous or that places stress on their incisions.

At between six and eight weeks, patients can typically return to most, or all, of their normal activities and exercise. Dr. Sessa will clear patients for activities on a case-by-case basis following body lift after weight loss Sarasota.



The cost of a lower body lift varies widely because not every patient will require the same combination of procedures. Surgical costs may also vary. Body lift surgery at Sarasota Surgical Arts starts at $17,500. Body contouring after weight loss Sarasota is highly customized and takes supreme skill and understanding of bodily anatomy to create good results.


Yes, body lift patients need to be okay with a scar around their entire lower abdomen and back. It normally is hidden by clothing, but is more extensive than other forms of surgery. Many people who have lost a significant amount of weight and desire skin removal are completely fine with the scars since it will restore their body contours.

The scarring a body lift leaves behind is an important factor to consider. You can also discuss this with Dr. Sessa at your body lift after weight loss in Sarasota consultation.


It depends. If a relatively young person loses less than thirty to fifty pounds, there is a good chance the skin will retract naturally. However, older patients will see less natural skin retraction. Additionally, the skin can only retract so much. Therefore, if you have lost over 100 pounds and the loose skin has not resolved after a year, it is likely not going to go away without skin removal after weight loss Sarasota.


It is common for patients who had previous bariatric surgery to undergo a body lift surgery to remove extra skin. Bariatric patients often have copious amounts of extra skin after extreme weight loss. Body contouring after weight loss Sarasota can help address this and reveal the body’s true new contours.

Schedule A Body Lift After Weight Loss Consultation In Sarasota

Dr. Alberico Sessa is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures on the face, body, and breasts. He is among one of Florida’s best and most accomplished cosmetic surgeons. Dr. Sessa continues to innovate his surgical techniques to be less invasive and more effective. He has over two decades of surgical experience, including in body contouring procedures.

Sarasota Surgical Arts is a premier cosmetic surgery clinic and surgery center. Accredited by the Florida Board of Medicine, Sarasota Surgical Arts is the top destination for body lift surgery after weight loss in Sarasota. Located near scenic Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota Surgical Arts offers an inviting atmosphere for your surgery.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach us online via Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.