Upper Body Lift

Major changes to our bodies often accompany milestone achievements like motherhood or losing significant amounts of weight. We believe everybody deserves to feel confident in their skin, especially after those life-changing milestones. If you’d like to celebrate the next stage of your life with sleeker contours and a more youthful chest appearance, an upper body lift at our Atlanta, Georgia, plastic surgery practice may be just what you need.

What Is an Upper Body Lift?

An upper body lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess, hanging skin and unwanted fat from the upper body. It restores smooth contours to the arms, bra line, upper back, and chest area. This procedure usually includes:

It can also include a breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery for male patients.

What Are the Benefits of an Upper Body Lift?

This comprehensive procedure enhances the shape of your arms and torso for a more youthful, toned appearance. Dr. Hagopian’s upper body lift patients fit better in their clothes, move more freely without the extra skin, and feel more confident in their appearance.


Atlanta's Body Lift Expert

As a leading expert in body contouring and lipedema care, Dr. Hagopian is known for his compassion and exceptional results. His body lift procedures do more than make his patients look great; they offer functional, quality-of-life improvements. Discover the range of body sculpting procedures he offers.

Who Is a Candidate for Upper Body Lift Surgery?

Ideal patients are healthy, non-smoking, and non-pregnant individuals who have maintained a stable weight for at least 6 months and are at or near their target weight. If you’ve given birth recently, you should wait until you are at least 6 months post-partum, have finished breastfeeding, and have no immediate plans to grow your family further.

How Much Does an Upper Body Lift Cost?

Your upper body lift procedure cost will reflect your individual case, including the complexity of the operation, the number of areas you would like to treat, and the amount of correction needed to achieve your desired look.

Dr. Hagopian will provide you with an inclusive, transparent quote and his honest treatment recommendations during your consultation. He and his staff are also happy to discuss financing options with you to take your ideal body from dream to reality.

Meet The Team

Dr. Thomas M. Hagopian

Dr. Thomas M. Hagopian

Plastic surgery is the perfect field for Dr. Hagopian, who has a knack for fixing things and helping people. He’s a former firefighter/paramedic, and he had a business building highly sought-after custom taillights in medical school. He met his wife, Nurse Hagopian, at Emory University, and they bonded over many shared interests, including a commitment to exceptional patient care.

Meet Dr. Thomas Hagopian Dr. Thomas M. Hagopian is board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Chelsea O. P. Hagopian

Nurse Chelsea O. P. Hagopian

Nurse Hagopian is an Atlanta native, a self-identified nursing ethics nerd, and an ANCC board-certified adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. She’s passionate about studying informed consent, empowering fellow nurses to use their voices, and collaborating with people in addressing their aesthetic care needs.

Meet Nurse Hagopian

What Happens During Upper Body Lift Surgery?

Dr. Hagopian performs this surgery while you are under general anesthesia. He will carefully trim the excess skin and remove unwanted fat from your upper back, arms, and chest. If necessary, he will also raise your breasts and nipples to a more youthful position. Once he has given you shapely, flattering contours, he will close your incisions.

Can I Combine an Upper Body Lift With Other Procedures?

Many patients may choose to enhance their surgery with a skin tightening procedure or breast implants. If you are interested in a drainless tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, or lower body lift, Dr. Hagopian typically stages these surgeries over two procedures.

How Long Is Upper Body Lift Recovery?

Dr. Hagopian will ensure that you are fully prepared for your recovery. You can expect to take 2 to 3 weeks off work, and you will need to wait 4 to 6 weeks before they can start reintroducing more strenuous activities. Dr. Hagopian uses several ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) protocols to keep your recovery as smooth as possible, including lymphatic drainage massage for optimal healing.

What Do Upper Body Lift Scars Look Like?

During your surgery, Dr. Hagopian takes great care to keep the incision lines as thin and inconspicuous as possible. He understands that scarring can be a significant consideration for his patients. To help you achieve the best cosmetic outcomes possible, he offers multiple scar therapy options, including steroid injections, microneedling, and Silagen® scar refinement products.

Begin Your Journey

If you would like to explore your options with a board-certified plastic surgeon and body contouring expert, please request a consultation online or call Hagopian Plastic Surgery at (404) 885-8542. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

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