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Medically Reviewed by Dr. J. Hopkins


January 24, 2017

If you’re in the market to contour your body via plastic surgery, you may be wondering what the difference between and upper body lift and lower body lift. Knowing the differences between the two will help you indicate which procedure works best for you.

Upper Body Lift

An upper body lift is exactly what it sounds like. It involves removing excess skin, fat, and tissue from:

  • Arms
  • Breast
  • Chest
  • Lower chest area extending to the back
  • Armpit

The excess tissue is removed with incisions along the body. The body is then stitched up with surgical sutures in an effort to lift the remaining skin into a firm appealing look.

Lower Body Lift

Lower body lifts are most commonly used by patients who have lost a lot of weight. After losing the weight, excess skin can get in the way of doing everyday household tasks. Typically, a lower body lift deals with every thing below the waist. The most common lower body lifts are:

  • Butt
  • Thighs
  • Hips

The biggest difference between an upper body lift and a lower body life is the sealing process. In an upper body lift, the remaining skin is sealed up with stitches. In a lower body lift, the excess skin is purposely pulled and tightened for a more aesthetically pleasing look.

Is it right for you?

Any patient in good health that demonstrates a need for body contouring can possibly be a good candidate. Body contouring is a great way to remove unwanted fat from your problem areas like your thighs, butt, or arms. It’s a great way to improve your self esteem and get the body you want.

As with all medical procedures, it’s best to consult with a board certified surgeon first. Call our office, [phone], or contact us online today.