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Body Lift – St. Louis

Congratulations! You lost weight. Now what? For patients who have lost large amounts of weight, had babies, or who have stretched-out skin, hanging skin, a pocket of fat in the lower abdomen, or stretch marks, a body lift may be the best way to reverse these changes. Stretched and separated abdominal muscles can be repaired to strengthen the body’s core, and liposuction can also be used to refine the figure. The weight of hanging skin will be removed, and you’ll able to see areas that have been hidden by rolls of skin. This procedure truly helps you reacquaint yourself with the underlying you.

What You Can Expect

ProcedureWhat does the procedure entail?

A body lift extends the concept of a tummy tuck around to the sides of the hip to include removal of more tissue. Muscles can be tightened in the midline if needed and liposuction can be added for detailed smoothing.

Alternatives Are there any alternatives?

Liposuction will decrease bulk, but Dr. Gurley will help you decide if additional skin removal or muscle tightening is needed for your body.

RecoveryWhat can I expect?

The recovery process is 1-3 weeks depending on the extent of the procedure. However, vigorous activities and exercise are not recommended for 6 weeks. We provide a compression garment to wear for 4-6 weeks after surgery to assist with the healing process.

CandidatesWho is a good candidate?

You may consider a body lift procedure if:

You have a large amount of loose tissue in one or multiple body areas.

Your body has undergone major changes due to weight loss or childbirth.

For excess skin on the upper body, ask Dr. Gurley about an upper body lift.

Real Results

Real Artistic Outcomes

Dr. Gurley will customize your body lift procedure to meet your individual needs. It is a surgery that can provide drastic results due to the ability to personalize the operation for each specific patient. Weight fluctuations affect everybody differently. Dr. Gurley recognizes those differences and designs a treatment plan perfect for you. A body lift can help you attain not only a firmer and more sculpted body contour but also a body that is physically and emotionally in keeping with who you are and how you feel. Our gallery showcases Dr. Gurley’s patients who have seen radical, impressive results.

Real Patients, Real Stories