How Much Does a Body Lift Cost?Posted on April 27, 2016
The cost of body lift cosmetic surgery will vary from one patient to another because each patient’s circumstances and aesthetic preferences are unique. Body lift is highly customizable, and may be performed as total body lift or upper, mid or lower body lift. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala provides body lift to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations.
The following are some of the major factors that will influence the actual monetary amount of a body lift:
Type of Body Lift
If the patient is struggling with drooping skin and fat tissue only in a limited area of the body, they may require a less complicated upper, lower or mid body lift cosmetic surgery. The surgeon will only need to focus on removing skin from a smaller area.
On the other hand, a full body lift surgery will involve removal of unwanted skin and fat from multiple areas, typically including thighs, buttocks, abdomen, breasts, and arms. In some cases, the cost of a full body lift may be as much as twice of a partial body lift.
Single or Multi-State Surgery
Some patients may be fit enough to undergo a single body lift surgery appointment, while others may need to break up the procedure in multiple surgical appointments. Multiple appointments will cost more because additional costs of anesthesia and pre- and post-operative care will be incurred.
Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Fiala offers body lift and various other aesthetic surgery and non-surgical procedures to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas.
Amount of Fat to be Removed
Some patients may only require removal of excess loose skin following a major weight loss. But in some cases, too much surplus fat along with sagging skin may have to be removed. Such patients will require liposuction prior to body lift procedure. The cost of liposuction will get added to the overall costs of surgery in such cases.
Patient’s General Health Condition
If the patient suffers from any chronic illness that affects the immune system, the body lift procedure may be more complicated. Surgery preparation, procedure and recovery may all require additional care, precautions and techniques, which could increase the overall price tag of the surgery.
Anesthesia or Sedation
In case of body lift surgery, either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation will be used. The surgeon will recommend the most appropriate anesthesia technique. The type of anesthesia used and the fee of the anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetic nurse will vary, which will affect the dollar amount of the procedure.
Pre- and Post-Operative Expenses
Diagnostic testing and health exams may be performed prior to the body lift surgery. Post-operative costs may include the prices of pain medications and antibiotics, compression garments, medical tests, and post-op visits to the surgeon’s office.
Health insurance providers will usually not offer coverage for body lift surgery because it is an elective procedure. However, if the excessively drooping skin folds are causing skin irritation, infection or other medical issues, a part of the costs may be covered by the insurance provider.
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