What is a Body Lift?
Using advanced body contouring methods, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina is a skilled cosmetic surgeon who proudly offers body lift surgery to his Tulsa, OK patients. A body lift combines the benefits of two popular treatments, including a tummy tuck and a butt lift. These treatments can help patients tighten their figure and create a rounder posterior. Utilizing a mix of liposuction, body contouring techniques, and fat transfer or grafting, you can rejuvenate the appearance of your body. To learn more, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Cuzalina at Tulsa Surgical Arts.
What are the benefits?
Individuals who get a body lift at our Tulsa, OK location may enjoy numerous benefits associated with this treatment, like:
- Removing excess skin after losing weight
- Enhancing and firming wrinkled, saggy skin
- Toning the bottom section of the body (like the thighs and abdomen)
- Elevating an individual's overall self-confidence
- Feeling better while wearing tight clothes
"Dr. Cuzalina and his entire staff have been so incredible to me. I wish I could give more than just 5 stars. I’ve lost 135 pounds and they did my tummy tuck! Not only this, but they did it completely free to me after applying for Dr. Cuzalina’s complimentary surgery. Never once did I feel as if I was treated any differently than patients who paid. Each member of the staff was so incredibly kind, caring, and made sure to let me know they were there for me! They gave me their personal cell phone numbers to be able to access them outside of regular office hours if I had any issues. My stomach has never been flat my entire 23 years of life, and now it is thanks to Tulsa Surgical Arts! Down the line I hope to get skin removal on my arms and thighs as well, and I know without a shadow of a doubt I will be returning to their office when I can afford it. Thank you all so very much for changing my life. Words can’t describe how grateful I am for all of you."- S.H. / Google / Oct 20, 2020
"I couldn’t be more happy for my decision to do my septoplasti at Tulsa surgical arts !! Amazing friendly staff & Dr Cuzalina is probably one of the best Beauty surgeons in the country !!! You will fall in love with him and his magic !! They will take care of you so well all throughout your process!!! I will highly recommend!!"- R.S. / Google / Oct 14, 2020
"Awesome place. Literally left a new woman! Dr. C is a wonderful caring doctor that always goes above and beyond to make sure you receive the best care. He even checked on me after hours when I had an emergency ❤️❤️❤️ Also, check out Brandy for lymphatic massage!!! Angelica, Missy, and Kathy are so sweet and wonderful!"- J.W. / Google / Oct 08, 2020
"Top quality facility! Dr. Cuzalina and his staff are very professional but also personable. From the consult all the way through the post op appointments they go out of their way to take care of you. Truly a great experience. Couldn’t have been any better."- T.G. / Google / Sep 29, 2020
"I cannot say how thankful I am for Dr. Cuzalina and his team! I absolutely love my results! If you’re thinking about getting any cosmetic procedures, don’t walk, RUN to Tulsa Surgical Arts!"- A.F. / Google / Sep 16, 2020
Body Lift Technique
In one of our AAAHC-accredited operating rooms, the Venetian or Bellagio, we will start by administering general anesthesia so you can remain comfortable during the treatment. Body lift surgery involves an incision that goes around the entire waist in the bikini area. Depending on your body type, we may need to perform your tummy tuck surgery and buttocks lift procedure separately. Once we have excised the excess skin and used liposuction to remove the fat, we will start the Brazilian butt lift. During this part of your procedure, we place some of the excess fat into a centrifuge to purify it. Next, we inject the fat into your buttocks for a shapelier appearance. After finishing both parts of your surgery, we will suture your incisions and take you back to the recovery room.
Is A Body Lift For You?
If you desire a tighter tummy and shapelier buttocks, a body lift can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. To address the excess skin or fat on your stomach, a tummy tuck can improve the shape of your figure. Often, these symptoms are caused by aging, pregnancy, or dramatic weight loss. A body lift works best for patients who have reached their ideal body weight; otherwise, it could impact your surgical results. Even though the procedure will help remove some fat, it does not remove large amounts.
Body Lift Recovery
To encourage proper healing, patients need to wear a compression garment and an abdominal binder. These items will help with blood circulation, improve the contours of your body, and reduce fluid retention. Dr. Cuzalina will also insert tubes near the incisions, and he will remove them in about a week. Sometimes, you may need the tubes for longer. After a body lift, patients need about 1 – 2 weeks for recovery. Before you leave, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions that will outline information, such as:
- Walking the day after to prevent blood clots from forming
- Managing side effects
- Avoiding strenuous activities for 2 – 6 weeks
It is important to closely follow the post-operative instructions to reduce the appearance of scars, encourage healing, decrease uncomfortable symptoms, and prevent infection.
Body Lift FAQ
Is a body lift painful?
The body lift surgery itself does not hurt because Dr. Cuzalina uses general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Even still, patients might go through a little discomfort during healing. Our practice will supply a thorough list of instructions to address pain so individuals can heal fully from the procedure. Our team may also prescribe pain medicine when deemed essential.
How bad is scarring from a body lift?
Cuts will be closed with sutures immediately after your body lift. Although the healing process of scar tissue differs for each patient, Dr. Cuzalina employs a variety of techniques to downplay their look and development. These involve initiating incisions in spots that are easily concealed. The majority of patients decide that the gorgeous outcomes far outweigh any possible scarring.
Can insurance pay for a body lift?
Medical insurance may pay for a portion of the body lift when it is deemed medically necessary. Of course, individuals should anticipate some out-of-pocket expenses for surgery and healing. Our practice in Tulsa, OK is always clear about costs and can review expenses in detail during your consultation. We also can provide financing choices upon request.
Enhance Your Weight Loss Goals
A body lift is an excellent treatment option for patients who want to tighten their tummy and have a shapelier backside. By combining a tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Cuzalina can help enhance the natural beauty of your figure. During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and create a custom treatment plan that meets your cosmetic needs. Our group can also provide information about the cost or if financing is available. Please call Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK to learn more and schedule an appointment.