Houston & Pearland, TX

Body Lift

Introduction to Body Lift

Men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight are often left with a lot of loose, sagging skin hanging from their bodies. With all that excess skin, some people may be unable to fully appreciate the results of their weight loss. This loose skin does not rebound quickly and often needs surgical intervention to restore it to a more normal appearance. 

A body lift can remove excess skin to reveal a trimmer and more toned appearance. Dr. Christopher Hankins performs body lift surgery for men and women in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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What is a Body Lift?

A body lift is a combination of procedures designed to remove loose, sagging, or excess skin from the body following a significant weight loss. This excess skin is typically unaffected by exercise or continued weight loss efforts. 

The surgery may be combined with other procedures such as liposuction, a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, or arm lift surgery to provide the patient with a more complete and comprehensive transformation.

What Are the Benefits of a Body Lift?

After you’ve worked so hard to lose significant weight, it can be disappointing to wear loose or baggy clothing because of excess skin. One of the most significant benefits of a body and thigh lift is that you have a much more extensive selection of clothing and can finally wear tighter, better-fitting clothes to show off your new shape.

Other benefits include:

  • Reshaping your waist, making it slimmer, and defining your curves
  • Flatter, more toned tummy
  • Trimmer thighs
  • No more chafing from loose, sagging skin
  • May tighten and lift buttocks area
  • Increased self-esteem and more positive attitude about body image

Who Are the Best Candidates For a Body Lift?

The best candidates for a body lift are patients with excess or loose, hanging skin that is causing them skin irritation or body image issues. Patients should also have stabilized their weight loss journey and be as close to their desired body weight as possible.

Please note that patients with a fluctuating body weight may experience limited results from a body lift procedure. Dr. Hankins advises patients to be reasonable in their expectations for what a body lift procedure can accomplish.

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Body Lift First Step

What’s the
first step?

Dr. Hankins will meet with you in a private consultation, allowing you to feel comfortable as you take advantage of the personalized experiences offered in our cosmetic-oriented practice. Please come prepared to discuss your medical history and your desired goals for the body lift procedure. You and Dr. Hankins can create a customized surgical plan that addresses all your needs.

If you’re considering a body lift procedure in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston, call us to schedule your consultation today.

What to Expect on the Day of Body Lift Surgery

Dr. Hankins will give you specific pre-operative care instructions before your surgery. Patients are advised to make arrangements with a close friend or family member to help them return home from the surgery and assist during their recovery.

A body lift will be performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete. Dr. Hankins will remove excess skin and fat in the targeted areas developed from the surgical plan.

Body Lift Recovery

Every person recovers differently, but generally, it takes approximately two weeks to resume a regular daily routine and up to six weeks for more strenuous activities. Dr. Hankins may instruct you to wear a compression garment for several weeks to protect the area and reduce body and leg swelling discomfort.

Dr. Hankins will also give you specific post-operative instructions following your procedure, and our helpful staff will be on hand to help you monitor your recovery progress. You will also want to attend all follow-up appointments to ensure no complications.

Body Lift Cost

How Much Does a Body Lift Cost in Houston, TX?

The cost of a body lift procedure will depend on several factors, including the severity of each patient’s case, the type of procedures required, and the number of appointments necessary to achieve full results.

We don’t want finances to prevent you from getting the cosmetic surgery you want and deserve. To that end, Dr. Christopher Hankins is committed to making it as affordable as possible, including offering alternative financing solutions to his patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

We understand that sometimes it can be challenging to pay for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hankins and his entire team at Premier Plastic Surgery want to make sure your choice of cosmetic surgery procedures is as affordable as possible. One way we do that is by offering complimentary consultations to all our patients. Please note: We charge a no-show consultation fee and require a credit card to schedule a consultation and appointment.

We offer several payment options, including CareCredit and United Medical Credit. If you have any questions about the fees or financing for your treatment or procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We also accept:

  • Cash or Check: personal check, cashier’s check, or cash
  • American Express
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover

Payment is due in full before the start of treatment. You can use payment options individually or in any combination you choose. Feel free to contact our office about your financing options.

There should be nothing standing in the way of your desire to achieve a fresh new look. Dr. Hankins realizes that cosmetic surgery is typically not covered by most insurance plans, so he’s happy to offer several different financing options to his patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston. If you still have questions, contact the office, and we’ll be happy to help.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

“I believe in offering patients only treatments in their best interests. My commitment to my patients is to always carefully evaluate the patient as a whole, not just the plastic or aesthetic surgery issue under consideration.”

Christopher Hankins, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in facial, breast, and body aesthetic surgery. He also has advanced training in hand surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, and other reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Hankins completed five plastic surgery fellowships with highly distinguished physician mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a Plastic and Microsurgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Hankins served as the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Lake Jackson Hospital from 2011-2014 and continues to treat wound care patients at his Premier Surgery Center and Lake Jackson Hospital. In addition to his practice in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hankins is actively involved in the study and clinical application of anti-aging medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Hankins has authored 19 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial boards of four medical journals and as a reviewer on three others. He has been a presenter on various plastic surgical topics at the regional, national, and international levels.

Dr. Hankins has participated in plastic surgery medical missions in Peru, Bolivia, and Pakistan, where he performed several surgical procedures on disadvantaged children and adults. He sits on the Boards of Directors of the Agris-Zindler Children’s Foundation and the House of Charity.

Dr. Hankins treats patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston, but no matter where you come from, you will be in expert hands!

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Body Lift FAQ’S

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Don’t feel as though your weight loss efforts were in vain. We can help you get rid of the excess skin and reveal the body you fought so hard to create. Contact us to find out more about body lift surgery or to schedule a free personal consultation. We will be happy to help. Premier Plastic Surgery proudly serves residents in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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