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What is a Body Lift?

At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, Body Lift Surgery represents a comprehensive approach to body contouring, meticulously performed by the esteemed Dr. Kristopher M. Day. This procedure is expertly designed to cater to both the residents of Seattle and beyond, who seek a transformative body reshaping experience. A Body Lift by Dr. Day is a customized surgical process that removes excess skin and fat from various parts of the body, typically following significant weight loss or to counteract effects of aging. The surgery aims to tighten and smooth the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks, resulting in a more toned and youthful appearance. With a focus on safety, precision, and aesthetic harmony, Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery is dedicated to helping patients achieve their desired body image, supporting them through every step of their transformative journey.

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Good Candidates for a Body Lift

Identifying the ideal candidates for Body Lift Surgery is a crucial aspect of the patient-centered approach at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, located in the scenic Bellevue and proudly serving the Seattle community. Led by Dr. Kristopher M. Day, our clinic recognizes that the best candidates for this life-changing procedure are individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, leading to excess, sagging skin that cannot be addressed through diet and exercise alone. Those in good overall health, non-smokers, and with realistic expectations about the surgery’s outcomes are most suited for this procedure. Dr. Day emphasizes the importance of a stable weight prior to surgery, as this contributes to optimal, long-lasting results. Our commitment at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery is to guide each candidate through a detailed evaluation and consultation, ensuring that the Body Lift Surgery aligns with their personal health and aesthetic goals

Benefits of a Body Lift

Following a lower body lift, you'll likely notice a significant reduction in loose, sagging skin around your midsection, buttocks, and upper legs. This procedure often results in more defined body contours and smoother, tighter skin across the abdomen, flanks, lower back, buttocks, and thighs. Additionally, the lift can relieve chafing and other discomforts commonly experienced after substantial weight loss. Many patients find they can engage in physical activities more comfortably post-surgery, as excess soft tissues no longer impede movement and athletic wear fits more appropriately. The boost in confidence from these physical improvements frequently encourages patients to enjoy outdoor activities and social engagements more readily.

What to Expect During a Body Lift

Your body lift surgery will be specifically tailored to achieve your individual objectives, typically incorporating elements such as a tummy tuck, buttock lift, and liposuction. The tummy tuck aims to address sagging skin in the abdominal area and reduce any protruding appearance, while the buttock lift targets the removal of excess, sagging skin from the buttocks and hips.


During the procedure, board-certified surgeon Dr. Day will strategically make incisions in areas including the waist, abdomen, groin, buttocks, and thighs, based on your specific surgery plan. Through these incisions, Dr. Day will eliminate unwanted fat and skin, and then proceed to reposition and tighten the underlying skin tissue. He will employ sutures to meticulously shape the newly formed contours of your body and ensure they are securely in place. Post-surgery, Dr. Day will apply bandages to the incision areas and insert cannula tubes beneath the skin, which assist in draining any excess fluid.

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Recovering From Body Lift Surgery

Recovering from a Body Lift Surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, which proudly serves the Seattle community, is a crucial phase in your transformative journey, expertly overseen by Dr. Kristopher M. Day. Post-surgery recovery is a time of healing and gradual reawakening of your body’s contours. Initially, rest is essential, with activities limited to promote optimal healing. You’ll receive comprehensive instructions on wound care, pain management, and guidance on when to safely resume daily activities. Swelling and discomfort are common but manageable with medications and proper care. Dr. Day provides continuous support and follow-up consultations to monitor your progress and ensure your recovery aligns with the goals of your surgery. Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery is committed to a recovery process that not only focuses on the physical healing but also on your comfort and peace of mind, leading you towards a renewed sense of self and body confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Body Lift

Body lift surgery is a comprehensive procedure that removes excess skin and fat from various parts of the body, typically following significant weight loss. It commonly targets areas like the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and hips, aiming to improve overall body contour and tone.

Ideal candidates are individuals who have undergone massive weight loss resulting in excess, sagging skin that can’t be addressed through exercise alone. Candidates should be in good overall health, have stable weight, and realistic expectations about the results.

A body lift may include an abdominal lift (tummy tuck), thigh lift, and buttock lift. Incisions are made in strategic areas to remove excess skin and fat, and then the remaining skin is lifted and tightened.

Recovery typically involves several weeks of downtime, with swelling and discomfort. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities for a period specified by Dr. Day and to follow post-operative care instructions closely.

As with any major surgery, risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications related to anesthesia. Dr. Day will discuss specific risks, such as fluid accumulation or changes in skin sensation, during your consultation.

Results from a body lift are generally long-lasting, especially if you maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle. However, natural aging will continue to affect body contours over time.

Scarring is inevitable, but Dr. Day is skilled in placing incisions strategically to minimize visible scarring. Over time, these scars typically fade and become less noticeable.

The cost varies depending on the extent of the procedure and specific areas treated. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

Yes, we offer various financing options to help manage the cost of the surgery.

Bring a list of your current medications, a summary of your medical history, and any specific goals or concerns about the body lift surgery.