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.
Upper Body Lift Reviews
"Absolutely amazing experience. Nothing short of amazing. Great welcoming staff that help you feel at ease. 10/10 recommended!!"- M.A. / Facebook / Jun 16, 2020
"I have been overweight my entire adult life. Once I hit my early thirties I came to the realization the only person who could make a change was me. After gastric sleeve surgery and years of dedication to the gym I was able to keep my weight stable culminating in a total loss of 77 pounds. Even though I was happy with the weight on the scale, I was unhappy with the image in the mirror. The significant weight loss had left me with extra skin on my stomach and chest. This had a detremental effect on my body image and overall mental health. Cometic Surgery Affiliates offered me the answer I was looking for. Dr Nuveen, Dr. Jung, and the staff made the entire experience wonderful. They helped me make the best decision for my situation and provided superb care and support throughout the entire process. Thank you, CSA. Confidence truly is priceless."- L.H. / Google / Feb 21, 2022
"Enjoy the awesome vibe from staff. They made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Highly recommend this place to family and friends!"- M.G. / Google / Jun 22, 2020
"Let me tell you about THIS place. I could not have asked for anything more! They were absolutely on top of everything. Made me feel so comfortable and Dr. Nuveen is so talented. You can feel that he cares about his work and that he wants nothing but for the patient to be happy in the end. He was so detailed and patient with me and answered every single question my husband was asking without acting annoyed or in a rush, I’m only day two on post op and I’m so extremely pleased with my experience, IF I ever plan to get anything else done he will be the only one for the job. I say all of this because whenever I was researching doctors over and over, a seriously insane amount, I found dr Nuveen I just knew he was the one and I’m so happy I went with my gut. ❤️ Loved my experience. I"- S.C. / Google / Jun 10, 2020
"Dr. Nuveen was amazing with explaining the entire process and how the recovery is expected to go and was not shy about giving the bad side of what could happen. I went in feeling completely informed. All of the nursing staff was amazing as well. Everyone was so nice and comforting during the whole appointment. I would definitely recommend Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates."- T.J. / Google / Mar 14, 2021
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.
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
Upper and Lower Lift?
Both surgeries are pretty invasive and each 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.
How Bad Are The Scars?
Skin removal surgery and body lift procedures produce scarring. Unfortunately, this is an unavoidable circumstance with these surgeries. An experienced plastic surgeon that is skilled with skin removal techniques, 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.
Covered By Insurance?
Cosmetic procedures are not typically covered by insurances. 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.
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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