A Full Body Lift Can Address Multiple Areas of Excess Skin After Substantial Weight Loss

Full body lift surgery is a comprehensive set of procedures designed for patients with excess skin caused by bariatric surgery or substantial weight loss. In the capable hands of Dr. James B. Lowe, patients can undergo a set of customized procedures to regain a younger, trimmer appearance. In addition to the significant aesthetic benefits of a full body lift, the procedure can also improve health and well-being. Dr. Lowe has extensive knowledge and experience performing full body lift surgery at our Oklahoma City, OK, practice and will ensure your results look completely natural and showcase your weight loss success. 

Your Consultation with Dr. Lowe

During your consultation with Dr. Lowe, he will carefully evaluate the areas of excess skin or fat that you would like to address with surgery. After his evaluation, he will discuss his recommendations for the procedures to include in your full body lift to achieve your desired results. In this way, full body lifts are completely customizable based on your individual needs.

In addition to the significant aesthetic benefits of a full body lift, the procedure can also improve health and well-being.

Once the specific procedures you will need are determined, Dr. Lowe can give you an estimated timeline for your treatment. In some cases, he will combine multiple procedures into one longer procedure. Although this means a lengthier surgery, it can sometimes cut down on your recovery time. In other instances, he may recommend breaking your procedures down into multiple sessions to reduce your risk of complications. Based on the specific procedures needed, he will determine the type of sedation you will need. Dr. Lowe will provide you with all the educational materials you need to prepare, which can help expedite your healing. 

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After significant weight loss, excess skin and fat deposits can make it difficult for patients to move forward. Body lift surgery normalizes contours and can improve health as well as appearance.

Procedures You Can Include In Your Full Body Lift

You can include nearly any body lift procedure in your full body lift surgery to achieve your desired results. These procedures can address the upper, middle, and lower sections of the body to eliminate excess skin and fat. Your full body lift may include any combination of the following procedures. 

Upper Body


Lower Body

  • Thigh or leg lift
  • Buttocks lift

Potential Incision Patterns

The location and pattern of your incisions will primarily depend on the areas of the body you need to address. For a comprehensive lower body lift, Dr. Lowe may use a “bikini pattern” incision. This allows him the ability to tighten the lower abdomen, groin, waist, thighs, and buttocks in a single procedure. Other patients may need a circumferential incision that goes completely around the midsection to eliminate excess skin and fat, and to reposition tissues as needed.

Financing Your Full Body Lift

It is possible that your insurance may cover at least part of your full body lift. Because excess, hanging skin can cause severe chafing and lead to infection, eliminating that skin can greatly improve your health. For this reason, insurance companies may cover certain portions of your full body lift. You should not, however, expect the insurance company to cover the cost of your surgery in full, as they may deem certain procedures “elective” or purely cosmetic. To cover the remaining portion of your surgery, we accept all major credit cards, in addition to CareCredit. For patients who qualify, CareCredit offers promotional low-interest rate periods to cover medical expenses. 

Schedule Your Consultation

The full body lift is a proven procedure for patients with excess skin, fat, and other tissues caused by significant weight loss. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

James B. Lowe, MD, FACS

Lowe Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lowe is a triple board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive care. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand 

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (405) 942-4300.

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