Body Lift in Chicago, IL

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Body Lifts are popular procedures that are performed after significant weight loss. The excess skin and weight loss can come from a variety of factors.

What Is a Body Lift?

Maybe you've lost a lot of weight yet still have not reached the tight body you hope for. At Ogilvie Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Ogilvie could allow you to achieve your objectives with body lift surgery carried out at our Chicago, IL practice. A body lift combines several body-shaping procedures to improve and refresh the look of the abdomen region, including the hips, the buttocks, thighs, and back. Body lift surgery trims away sagging skin, removes stubborn areas of fat, and tightens the skin. Normally, the ideal candidates for a body lift experience skin laxity on the stomach, back, buttocks, or thighs following a massive amount of weight loss. We invite you to learn more info and arrange a visit with Dr. Ogilvie today.

Am I a Candidate for a Body Lift?

If you want a leaner midsection and fuller rear end, a body lift might help you reach your cosmetic goals. To address the unwanted folds or fat on your belly, a tummy tuck will enhance the curves of your body. Frequently, these complaints can be blamed on aging, having children, or fast weight loss. A body lift is ideal for individuals who have achieved their goal weight; if not, it may alter surgical outcomes. Although the treatment should help take off some fat tissue, it does not address larger quantities.

How Is Body Lift Surgery Performed?

Employing general anesthesia to help you stay comfortable and pain-free during the procedure, Dr. Ogilvie treats your body lift as an outpatient treatment. Depending on your goals, we may combine a body lift with other procedures, such as an arm or breast lift. Dr. Ogilvie creates an incision at the lower part of the body to remove a large amount of unwanted skin tissue from the tummy, thighs, back, and love handles. To effectively conceal your scar at the panty line, the surgical entry is placed as low as it can go on the front region of the belly and around the lower waist to diminish the look. Also, Dr. Ogilvie makes another incision in the tightened skin for your belly button and will close the stitches.

Reach Your Goals

A body lift is an excellent procedure option for those who deal with excess skin tissue on the legs, butt, or stomach regions. If you have lost a large amount of weight, this option may help you improve your results by getting rid of excess skin tissue. Set up a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie at our Chicago, IL location to get the ball rolling on looking and feeling your best.

Recovery After a Body Lift

To assist with on-track recovery, you need to wear a compression garment and a stomach binder. These items will help with blood circulation, improve the curves of your body, and reduce swelling. Dr. Ogilvie will also insert tubes around the incisions, and will take them out in about a week. At times, you can need the tubes for a lengthier period. Following a body lift, patients need around a couple weeks of healing. Before you go home, we will provide thorough home guidelines that will outline details, like:

  • Managing side effects
  • Getting activity the next day to prevent the formation of blood clots
  • Avoiding heavy activities for several weeks

It is vital to closely follow the post-operative directions to prevent the intensification of scars, encourage recuperation, decrease unwanted symptoms, and shield against infection.

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My results are phenomenal and even better than I hoped for - I have been a patient of Dr. Ogilvie for several years and have had various procedures done and I must say, I am always extremely happy with my results. The most recent procedure I had was 360 liposuction and an OG Curve BBL.Let me start by saying, Dr. Ogilvie is truly an artist and an extremely gifted plastic surgeon. Dr. O and his staff are extremely welcoming, warm, professional, knowledgeable, and informative. They take the time to listen to you, understand what you are looking for, and answer any and all of your questions. They make the entire process as smooth and stress-free as possible, it really was a wonderful and seamless experience from start to finish.Special shoutout to his PA Lauren, who is extremely caring and always there to answer any questions I had. Lauren and Dr. O made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr. Ogilvie is extremely honest, realistic, and down to earth with a less-is-more approach, and his bedside manner is impeccable. I have to admit at first I was nervous to undergo such a significant procedure, particularly because I did not want to look fake or overdone. After meeting with him and his staff about this procedure, I felt extremely confident and at ease with his advice and his plan and was instantly ready to move forward. I trusted him completely throughout the entire process and knew I was in the best hands.My results are phenomenal and even better than I hoped for. Dr. O and his staff called to check on me after my surgery and made sure to let me know that they were just a text or phone call away if I needed anything at all or had any questions. The patient care was outstanding from start to finish.Dr. O is a perfectionist with his work and I am truly in awe of my results. He ABSOLUTELY nailed it! I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ogilvie and Ogilvie Plastic Surgery and would never trust anyone else with my care. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, do yourself a favor and book a consultation with him today!

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Breast reduction went as planned & I'm very happy with results - I cannot recommend Dr. Ogilvie enough. I met with several plastic surgeons in Chicago before finding him. His evaluation was very thorough. My surgery went as planned and I have been very happy with the results. Dr. Ogilvie is an experienced and talented surgeon.

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Is a body lift painful?

The body lift surgery is not as painful since Dr. Ogilvie utilizes general anesthesia to maintain your comfort. Even still, you might experience some discomfort in recovery. Our staff gives a thorough list of instructions to minimize discomfort so individuals can rest and recover fully from the body lift. We may also administer medication if considered essential.

How bad is scarring from a body lift?

Incisions will be closed with stitches immediately after your body lift. Although the appearance of scarring differs for each patient, Dr. Ogilvie has developed multiple approaches to downplay their look and presence. These involve creating cuts in locations that are easily covered. Most individuals think the attractive results far outweigh any possible scarring.

Can insurance pay for a body lift?

Medical insurance can take care of a percentage of the body lift when it is decided to be medically needed. Of course, patients can anticipate out-of-pocket costs for the procedure and healing. Our practice in Chicago, IL is always clear regarding pricing and can review expenses in-depth at the consultation. We also offer a number of payment choices.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.