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Body Lift Pittsburgh

A lower body lift is aimed at tightening the lateral thighs and buttocks. This plastic surgery procedure of the lower body is ideal for saggy bottoms and “saddle bags.” A lower body lift can be done alone or in conjunction with other body contouring procedures, including tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or liposuction.

Dr. Pautler is one of the few aesthetic plastic surgeons in Pennsylvania to offer this plastic surgery procedure near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About Body Lift

Body Lift Candidates

Weight loss is NOT the goal of a body lift. It is specifically used to remove excess sagging skin, tighten the remaining skin, and remove pockets of excess fat.

Because of this, a good candidate for this procedure is someone who has already lost weight, is now at their goal weight, and has been stable for at least six months. As a general guideline, your BMI should be no more than 30.

Patients who choose to have a body lift should be healthy and free of any medical conditions that could jeopardize their safety or recovery. Candidates for a body lift should be realistic about their aspirations.

Your Body Lift Consultation

At your body lift consultation, be ready to discuss your desired outcomes from surgery. It will be important to inform Dr. Pautler about any pre-existing conditions, pharmacological sensitivities, and past surgical procedures during the appointment. Usage of alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, herbal supplements, and other substances must also be disclosed.

Dr. Pautler will perform a physical examination. This may include taking measurements of your body and taking photographs for reference.

Your body lift consultation will also include a discussion of the many body lift options you have. Dr. Pautler will talk about what to expect from the body lift procedure in terms of results, as well as the steps required for recovery and healing afterwards.

The Body Lift Procedure

Body lift surgery is normally carried out while the patient is under general anesthesia, since it is an extensive procedure. Dr. Pautler will make incisions, which may extend from the rear of the patient’s body around to the front of the thighs.

Once incisions have been made, superfluous skin will be removed using a scalpel. Fatty tissue will be removed using liposuction, and the underlying tissue and muscle will be pulled tight to complete the procedure. Once all tissue removal and tightening is complete, incisions will be closed using sutures.

Body Lift Recovery

Following a body lift procedure, some soreness is normal; this can be readily managed with painkillers as prescribed. After surgery, you must wear a compression garment and maintain a recommended diet. You will need around two weeks off work and four to six weeks of rest. You must wait six to eight weeks before resuming heavy exercise and other strenuous activities.

The swelling after body lift surgery should resolve in a few months. Post-surgical marks fade in a year and can be covered by clothing.

Schedule Your Consultation

You can learn more about body lifts in Pittsburgh by contacting us to set up a consultation with Dr. Simona Pautler. We can’t wait to be a part of your journey and help you get the body you’ve always wanted!

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Featured Testimonials

Here’s what our clients have to say

"Dr. Pautler is an amazing person. I wanted to have a breast augmentation but was nervous. She took the time to fully explain everything to me. I never felt as if a question was stupid or not worth her time. I quickly realized that I had found the right doctor. My surgery went very well, thanks to the expert hands of Dr. Pautler. The first few days of my recovery were as expected. Then I noticed that my incisions were becoming increasingly itchy. On a Saturday morning, I called the number Dr. Pautler had given me. A little while later, she met me in her office. I was having a rare allergic reaction to the adhesive. She was able to treat me and told me to come into the office on Monday. I was very grateful for this weekend visit with her. Much to my surprise, I got a phone call the next day, from Dr. Pautler. It was a Sunday! She was calling to see how I was feeling. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. I wish more doctors were as caring and as compassionate as her.”

"I recently went to Dr. Pautler to have my first breast augmentation back in May 2017. Dr. Pautler is such an amazing women and surgeon. From the moment I walked into her office for my consultation to my last follow up appointment, every one in her office was so welcoming, professional, and made my experience so much better. She took a lot of time with me during our initial consultation to discuss all of my options. She was so honest with me from the get go and I instantly felt comfortable putting my personal appearance into her hands. I never once felt that she tried to pressure me into doing anything that I was not comfortable with. Her bedside manner is absolutely amazing...and I am a nurse who works on a post surgical unit and frequently see how surgeons do not always have the best bedside manner. The staff in her office are so friendly and remember you when you come in for all of your appointments...and that meant a lot to me that I was not just another patient. During my pre-op and post op stages at the hospital, all of the staff had great things to say about her. They often refer to her as "amazing", which made me feel so good! I am now completely healed from the surgery, and I could not be happier with my results. She made me feel so much better about my physical appearance and I have so much more confidence now thanks to her!”

"Worth the long drive. The local surgeons close to me have 2 hour long office waits, incompetent staff, change pricing and hospital locations at zero hour, and don't explain everything well. Dr. Pautler came recommended to me and I'm glad she was.”

"Wonderful doctor who is so caring! Having her perform my mommy makeover was the best decision of my life!! My body looks amazing thanks to her!”

"A lifetime of being thin and in shape and still... fat arms. At age 44 I was approaching 1,000 barre classes (yay!) and I told myself, if I still hate my arms after 1,000 barre classes, I will get the arm lipo. I had received quotes for the procedure twice before but chickened out - also my husband and even plastic surgeon has said 'you're thin and in great shape. You don't need it'”

"I was on the fence with going through a Breast Augmentation for a few years. There were obvious reasons on why I wanted one, but I knew that going through with this surgery would need to be done at the best time with the best doctor. After visiting a few doctors that I was uncomfortable with, someone I knew personally suggested trying her doctor, Dr. Pautler. I immediately called the office...”

"I recently went to Dr. Pautler to have my first breast augmentation back in May 2017. Dr. Pautler is such an amazing women and surgeon. From the moment I walked into her office for my consultation to my last follow up appointment, every one in her office was so welcoming, professional, and made my experience so much better. She took a lot of time with me during our initial consultation to...”

How Much Does Body Lift Pittsburgh?

The cost of this procedure varies because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, new breast implants, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact Us for additional information.


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