Losing weight while being active and eating healthy is a wonderful feeling. There are times, however, when a weight loss routine may not reflect your expectations. In some cases, losing a significant amount of weight might lead to the development of excess skin that remains loose and saggy.

Despite shedding off the extra pounds, the excess skin that develops on your body may keep you from flaunting your body because the sagging appearance of the skin may make you feel insecure. In cases like these, many people find that body lift surgery at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics is the ideal solution to their problems. This surgical technique can sculpt your body by helping you get rid of loose skin and allows you to show off the perfect contours that you’ve worked so hard to get.

This type of plastic surgery procedure is the perfect choice for getting rid of excess skin and any additional stubborn fat that has remained after your initial weight loss journey. It can help put the finishing touches on the dream body you desire.

There are three different types of body lift techniques. They are the upper, middle, and lower lifts. Those with excessive skin in all parts of the body, however, may have to go for a full body lift. Your surgeon will help you decide on the perfect procedure based on your needs and goals.

This treatment can help improve the following areas:

  • Thighs
  • Groin and buttocks
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Breasts
  • Lower back
  • Midsection


To be considered a good candidate for a body lift treatment:

  • You must not be pregnant or plan to get pregnant immediately after the surgery
  • You must be in good general health
  • You have have excess skin that sags as a result of losing a significant amount of weight
  • You’re not addicted to smoking or drinking or you’re ready to quit for some time


A lower body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is the most common and popular body lift procedure. It covers the thighs, hips, groin, and buttocks. The mid body lift is used to improve the abdomen region (midsection and lower back). Many people choose to combine these two methods for better results. The upper body lift is primarily used to lift and sculpt the arms and the breasts for improved upper body contours.

For any type of body lift, incisions are made in the identified target areas and the underlying muscles are tightened and any excess fat left over is removed. The skin will then be tightened by trimming the excess away. After the procedure is complete, the incisions will be closed and bandaged. The procedure can be quite lengthy and can last anywhere between four to seven hours.


A body lift is a perfect solution for those who want to tone the contours of the body. It is ideal for those who are in good shape but have excess skin that’s keeping you from realizing your aesthetic goals. If, however, your needs involve removing large amounts of fat, you may instead want to undergo a liposuction. Combining the two procedures can help ensure complete body contouring.


If you’re interested in learning more about our body lift services, then you should contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Chapin. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has the skills and experience necessary to help you achieve your desired aesthetics.