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Upper Body Lift in Oklahoma City, OK

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What is an Upper Body Lift?

For patients with loose, sagging skin in the arms, breast, neck, or back, an upper body lift can combine several surgeries to effectively reshape the appearance above the waist. With a combination of skin excision and liposuction, cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin customize every upper body lift to address the specific needs of their patient at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City. An upper body lift can help aging patients who have lost skin elasticity, as well as patients who have noticed loose skin after they have lost a significant amount of weight. By combining an upper arm lift, a breast lift, a neck lift, and/or an upper back tuck, patients can feel more confident in their body.

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What Are the Benefits of an Upper Body Lift?

This procedure enables patients to address lax skin on various areas of their body, including the arms, breasts, and back. By tightening this skin, we can eliminate wrinkles and areas of sagging skin, granting patients a smoother, younger appearance for their upper body. The treatment is especially beneficial for patients who would like several areas of their upper body treated rather than just one.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for an Upper Body Lift?

If you're struggling with loose, sagging skin in the arms, breasts, neck, or back, an upper body lift might be an ideal solution. This procedure can reshape the appearance above the waist, uniquely tailored by cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City. Ideal candidates for an upper body lift include aging patients who have lost skin elasticity and individuals who have loose skin following significant weight loss. Whether it's an upper arm lift, a breast lift, a neck lift, or an upper back tuck, this customizable treatment allows patients to feel more confident in their body. Before undergoing an upper body lift, it's essential for candidates to be at or close to their goal weight, ensuring the best possible results. If you fit these criteria, an upper body lift could be the transformative procedure you've been seeking.

How is an Upper Body Lift Performed?

Cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Erik Nuveen or Dr. Courtney Caplin will perform an initial assessment of the upper body and recommend the procedures that can be performed to attain the desired results. It may be a combination of arms, breasts, or upper back surgeries. Depending on the size of the area, the treatment may be performed in a single session or staged in multiple sessions. There is no standard treatment plan as each individual’s circumstance varies and thus the surgical plan will be unique to each patient. It is also important to note that the candidate must be at or close to their goal weight before undergoing an upper body lift.

How Much Does an Upper Body Lift Cost?

An upper body lift can encompass many techniques and procedures, thus the cost will vary greatly depending on the surgical plan designed for the patient. On average, the cost can run between $15,550 to $20,000. Insurance may cover some of this cost if the skin removal was medically related. This varies by case and will be thoroughly checked by our billing coordinator.


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What Can I Expect After an Upper Body Lift?

Due to the nature of this surgery, general anesthesia is used. The surgery is performed in an accredited surgical facility and in most cases, patients will be required to spend the night in the hospital. The recovery following this surgery is slow, but most patients can resume some form of light activity within the first 7-10 days. Activities must be limited for 4-6 weeks. The post-surgery care will greatly vary depending on the procedures performed. 

Upper Body Lift FAQ

What is the difference between an upper and lower lift?
Both surgeries are pretty invasive, and each is considered a major undertaking, which means that the risk of complication and infection increases if they are combined. The recommended approach is to stage upper and lower body lifts into separate sessions for safety reasons. The average recovery period takes up to 4 – 6 months for each surgery. The surgeon will ensure that an ample time period has passed between the two surgical sessions.

Will there be scarring from an upper body lift?
Skin removal surgery and body lift procedures produce scarring. Unfortunately, this is an unavoidable circumstance with these surgeries. An experienced plastic surgeon like those at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates will create incisions that will result in scars that can be concealed under clothing. The post-operative plan includes a detailed scar treatment plan so that each incision heals nicely. Over time, the scars will fade and become less noticeable.

Is an upper body lift covered by insurance?
Cosmetic procedures are not typically covered by insurance. However, there are cases when the patient has complications or health-related issues because of the loose, sagging skin. In these situations, insurance may partly cover the costs.

How long will my upper body lift results last?
An upper body lift can sometimes be the final step towards completing the weight loss journey for a patient. Once the loose skin is removed, individuals feel an undeniable boost of self-confidence with their looks and their slimmer appearance. To maximize these results for a lifetime, it is important for patients to maintain a proper diet and exercise routine so that the results from the surgery are not compromised.

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An upper body lift allows patients to correct loose skin throughout the neck and torso. In this way, they are able to enhance the overall appearance of the area and feel more confident in their body. Contact Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK, today to meet with an experienced member of our team about this or any of our other procedures.

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