Get To Know the Full Body Lift: Cost Factors and Other Considerations

Doctor gently examining a woman's abdomen (MODELS) post full-body lift surgery.

Body lift surgery, especially after significant weight loss, is a transformative procedure designed to remove excess skin and improve body contour. If you’re considering a full body lift, cost is likely one of your top considerations. This blog post helps you understand body lift pricing and why cost shouldn’t be the primary deciding factor when choosing a plastic surgeon.


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Factors That Affect Body Lift Pricing

If you’ve already started your procedure research, you’ve probably noticed that the quotes available online can vary widely. Here are just a few of the factors that influence pricing.

Extent of the Procedure

The cost of a body lift depends largely on the areas being treated. Some patients may only require a lower body lift, targeting the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, while an upper body lift addresses concerns in the back, arms, and chest/breasts. Then, there’s the full or total body lift, which may be completed in one procedure or staged across multiple surgeries.

When considering the price of a body lift, the extent of correction desired and the number of areas you’d like to treat will play a significant role in the total cost.

Surgeon’s Expertise

Your surgeon’s credentials and experience with post-weight loss body contouring also influence the cost. A board-certified plastic surgeon who has undergone specialized training typically commands a higher price that reflects their expertise.

Geographical Location

Urban areas with higher living costs often have higher surgical fees than providers in more rural areas. Where your provider is located and where the procedure is done (see below) will also dictate the cost. That’s why it’s often more helpful to look at the average body lift price at the state level rather than the national one when looking for a ballpark number for surgery.

Surgical Facility Fees

Accredited surgical facilities charge fees for the use of their operating rooms and equipment. These fees can vary based on the facility’s location and the type of equipment used. For example, hospitals are typically more expensive than outpatient centers.

Anesthesia Fees

The type of anesthesia used and who administers it to you is another factor to keep in mind. A board-certified anesthesiologist will be more expensive than a nurse anesthetist. Similarly, general anesthesia costs more than local anesthesia with sedation.

Pre- and Post-Surgical Care

This category of expenses includes costs for your consultation, any pre-operative bloodwork or testing, follow-up visits, compression garments, surgical drains (if needed), and any necessary medications.

Complementary Procedures

Many patients choose to add procedures to their treatment plan, even though they may be staged over different operations. Keep in mind that multiple operations also involve multiple surgical and anesthesia fees. Popular procedure add-ons include:

Prioritizing Quality Over Cost

Beyond asking, “How much does a body lift cost?” we encourage you to consider who will perform the procedure. You can’t put a price on your health and well-being, and choosing based on cost alone can create further difficulties and expenses down the line.

Plastic surgeons with board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery demonstrate a commitment to safety and patient care and have proven their medical knowledge and surgical skills.

Remember: plastic surgery is a long-term investment. Take the time you need to research your options and choose the best surgeon for your needs. Keep in mind that many practices offer financing to help make your procedure fit your budget.

Explore Your Options

Learn more about your body lift options and receive your personalized quote and treatment plan when you request a consultation online or call Hagopian Plastic Surgery at (404) 885-8542.

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