Restore Confidence with Body Lift Surgery

Many factors in life can affect the shape and elasticity of your skin. Some come from life events, while others may be genetic and completely unavoidable. Dr. Lisa J. Learn, and her team help patients regain confidence in their appearance with the rejuvenating help of body lift surgery.

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Why Choose The Dr. Lisa J. Learn Practice?

Dr. Lisa J. Learn and her team are dedicated to providing personalized, holistic care. With over two decades of plastic surgery expertise and distinguished as one of only a few female board-certified plastic surgeons in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Learn’s practice offers a full range of body contouring services, including body life, to ensure you receive a tailored treatment plan for your unique needs. Our compassionate approach prioritizes your well-being and comfort, helping you achieve the natural-looking, confident results you desire.

What Causes Saggy Skin?

Dr. Learn has helped patients achieve a firmer, more youthful appearance through the contouring effect of a body lift to handle areas of skin affected by things such as:


Skin gradually loses its elasticity and collagen as we age, leading to a reduction in firmness and the development of wrinkles and sagging.

Sun Damage

Prolonged and unprotected sun exposure can accelerate skin aging and lead to a breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers, contributing to saggy skin.


Genetic factors can influence an individual's skin elasticity and propensity for sagging skin.


Pregnancy can lead to stretched abdominal skin and muscle separation, which may result in sagging in the postpartum period.

Dramatic Weight Loss

Rapid or substantial weight loss, whether through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, can result in excess skin.

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Post Weight Loss Surgery

A body lift is a highly effective and sought-after procedure for individuals who have undergone significant weight loss. Following weight loss surgery, many individuals are left with excess, saggy skin that can be both physically uncomfortable and aesthetically undesirable. Body contouring, specifically a body lift, addresses this issue by removing excess skin, tightening underlying tissues, and sculpting the body's contours. This transformative procedure not only enhances one's appearance but also provides a newfound sense of confidence and comfort, making it an invaluable step in the post-weight loss journey.

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Areas of The Body That Are Frequently Contoured

While a body lift can be performed in many needed areas, it is most often performed in the following areas where loose skin tends to concentrate:

  • Chest (for both men and women)
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Groin 
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Calves
  • Ankles

Who Are The Best Candidates For A Body Lift?

It's important to note that body contouring primarily involves tightening and removing excess skin. For excess fat removal, liposuction is often recommended. In some cases, a combination of liposuction and a body lift can provide the best body contouring results—Dr. Learn will make sure you are aware of all your options and which is best for you.

Ideal candidates for a body lift typically have significant skin laxity in specific areas, with skin being the primary concern. Leading a healthy lifestyle, especially after recent weight loss, is essential. However, it's important not to anticipate significant changes in body shape shortly, as factors like future pregnancies can impact results.

During your consultation, we thoroughly assess your goals, medical history, lifestyle, and health, often including photos and measurements. We review options, potential risks, and benefits to ensure you leave with a clear, confident direction tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is to recommend the best course of action for you.

What Happens In A Body Lift?

Since the body lift procedure can involve multiple targeted areas of the body, it can involve lengthy incisions and sutures in some areas so great care must be taken during and after the surgery.

  • After the administration of anesthesia to ensure comfort during the surgery, incisions are strategically placed to remove excess skin and contour the remaining skin to tighten it over the body's frame.
  • Deep sutures and additional tools like skin adhesives, clips, and tape may be used to reinforce these changes.
  • Incisions and sutures are positioned to be discreet and easily covered by clothing, undergarments, or swimsuits whenever possible.
  • The initial results of a body lift are immediately visible, but the entire procedure may require multiple sessions.
  • The complete recovery process can take a few months, with the first few weeks being crucial and requiring rest and the potential use of compression bandages or drainage tubes.
  • Sutures will be removed after several weeks, but limitations on activities will still be recommended, including avoiding strenuous exercise for at least a month.
  • The final settling and positioning of soft tissues occur over several months, with regular check-ups to monitor progress and ensure proper healing.
  • While the process may be lengthy, Dr. Learn and our team are with you the whole way, and patients find body sculpting to be a worthwhile journey.
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Ready To Discuss What A Body Lift Could Do For You?

For more information on body lift procedures in Fort Lauderdale and additional options that may help you achieve your ideal aesthetic appearance, contact our Fort Lauderdale office at (954) 393-0254 or request a consultation using our online form. We're happy to talk with you!

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