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Body Lift

Naples Plastic Surgery

A body lift is an advanced body contouring procedure that treats excess skin and fatty tissue in the lower and upper body areas to give patients more aesthetically pleasing figures. With a stellar reputation for cosmetic surgery in the Naples area, Dr. Leo M. Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett tailor the body lift procedure to meet their patient’s needs and achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results possible. They aim to help their respective patients reach their beauty potential while providing personalized, compassionate care through a safe procedure.

Body lifting is one of the most advanced body contouring procedures and can dramatically change a patient’s overall physique when performed by one of our cosmetic surgeons. Many new mothers and post-bariatric surgery patients seek out our surgeons’ expertise in plastic surgery to address the unique changes in their bodies following these accomplishments.

Body Lifts in Naples

In order to be considered good candidates for this cosmetic surgery, patients typically need to follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen and maintain a stable weight, ideally for six months to a year. Patients who have undergone weight loss surgery are not eligible for body lifts until one year after their procedure — a preventative measure our surgeons adhere to for the promotion of patient health.

Prior to a body lift, our plastic surgeons review the patient’s medical records to ensure that she is at optimal health needed for the procedure. Then, he speaks with the patient about any concerns with their appearance and creates a personalized approach to help reach her ideal physiques.

Dr. Baccaro, Dr. Walsh, and Dr. Bonett offer three types of body lifts:

  • Upper body lift
  • Lower body lift
  • Total body lift

Upper Body Lifts

Patients who are concerned with the appearance of their breasts, chest and mid-back area can opt for an upper body lift. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon creates an incision across the midsection of the back and gently extract excess skin and fat. The surgeon meticulously sculpts the upper torso area to narrow the waistline and smooth the appearance of the back. He may also a perform breast lift — a breast enhancement procedure that raises sagging breasts to a more youthful-looking position, depending upon the patient’s desires.

Lower Body Lifts

Lower body lift surgery is one of the most requested procedures made by new mothers to treat the physical tolls that pregnancy can place on the body. This surgery involves sculpting the appearance of the thighs, stomach, buttocks and hips to achieve slimmer, tighter figures. At Naples Plastic Surgery, the procedure begins with an incision along the outer thigh area and buttocks, as well as an incision across the lower section of the abdomen. Then, the surgeon carefully tightens the lower body area by removing excess tissue and suctioning out fat, if needed.

Total Body Lifts

A total body lift is a combination of both lower and upper body lifts, as well as any other body contouring procedures a patient may request, such as an arm lift or breast lift. Dr. Baccaro, Dr. Walsh, and Dr. Bonett typically perform total body lifting surgery in multiple procedures at their practice in order to minimize the risk of complications.

Patients who wish to reshape the appearance of their breasts, chests, backs, hips, buttocks, thighs and stomachs often have great results with this incredible procedure. The procedure offers patients a total body makeover, improving the contours of the entire body and successfully eliminating all of patients’ problem areas.

Recovering from Body Lift Surgery

Unlike most plastic surgery procedures, a body lift requires that patients be admitted to the hospital for two to three nights following the procedure. Body lift is an invasive surgical procedure, so there are risks for complications. After the procedure, Dr. Baccaro, Dr. Walsh, or Dr. Bonett will carefully outline a list of instructions in order to encourage healthy recovery periods and minimize any risks.

Once patients are released from the hospital, patients should rest for four to six weeks before returning to normal daily activities. Our surgeons provide patients with compression garments and dressings until most of the swelling subsides, typically within six weeks.


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Your Body Lift Procedure

Health is the highest priority at Naples Plastic Surgery, so Drs. Leo Baccaro, Mark Walsh, and Andrew Bonett operate with great care when performing body lift procedures to improve the aesthetics and contours of the body. Our surgeons take pride in helping patients begin their journey toward meeting their aesthetic goals and strive to help patients obtain the beautiful results they desire.

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The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul Gardner, Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett are all highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.

At their state-of-the-art surgical suite in Naples, our plastic surgeons use their many talents, and personalized compassionate approach, to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Naples Plastic Surgey is Proud to Serve Patients from Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and All Over the Country!

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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