What is a Body Lift?

A body lift is a procedure that removes fat and sagging skin to improve the tone and shape of the tissue that supports the skin. They aren't intended for strictly fat removal, but rather to improve tissue elasticity. Poor tissue elasticity and skin sagging can be caused by various factors including aging, pregnancy, sun damage, weight fluctuations, and genetic factors.

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What Areas Are Included In a Body Lift?


Depending on the individual goals of the patient, Dr. Horn can utilize body lift techniques to improve the appearance of the:

  • Arms
  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

When Will I See Results?


While some results will be visible almost immediate after the procedure, it will take a significant amount of time for the final results to fully develop. You will have some permanent visible scarring but overall results should be long lasting. If you want to improve the contour of your body and believe you are a good candidate for a body lift Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Horn, can answer any questions and address your concerns during a consultation. Contact The Michael Horn Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation today!

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What is the Cost of a Body Lift in Chicago?


The average body lift cost in Chicago is $15,375. Prices can range from $2,950 to $29,000. Insurance does not cover body lift surgery when it is done for purely cosmetic reasons. In rare circumstances, insurance may cover some or all of the procedural costs when it is deemed medically necessary. Examples may include chronic infections in skin folds or substantially reduced quality of life due to chronic chafing as a direct result of excess skin. While most patients pay out of pocket, it is still important to choose a qualified body lift plastic surgeon in Chicago, such as Michael Horn MD. He will develop a customized treatment plan informed by countless post-weight loss body contouring procedures that he has performed in the last 23 years as a sought-after Chicago body contouring surgeon.