Body, Thigh & Arm Lift

The natural aging process or significant weight loss can bring about unwanted changes to the body such as loose, hanging skin in areas including the upper arms, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, buttocks, hips and waist. This excess skin may be frustrating and bothersome to individuals who have worked hard for a healthy physique. The board-certified board-eligible plastic surgeons of Portland Plastic Surgery Group offer arm, thigh, and body lift procedures to help Portland, Oregon, women and men feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.

If you would like to find out how body contouring surgery can enhance your quality of life, request a consultation online or call our office at (503) 292-9200.

Massive Weight Loss/Body Lift
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Massive Weight Loss/Body Lift
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Case #41

This is a sweet 69 year old woman who was dissatisfied with her extra skin after massive weight loss. The physician performed a bilateral body lift and removed soft tissue from both her right and left sides.
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Case #9

This is a very lovely 71 year-old female who lost over 150 pounds over the past two years.  She was left with a significant amount of hanging extra skin that caused her a lot of distress.  She underwent a special type of abdominoplasty called a Fleur-de-Lis in order to capture all of her extra skin.  She is more than thrilled with the way th... Read More
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Case #69

Pictured is a lovely 70 year old female who underwent a massive weight loss procedure which left her with some extra skin and fat. The doctor performed an abdominal panniculectomy, which is the removal of the 'pannus' also commonly referred to as the 'apron.'  Read More
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Case #24

This is a pleasant 53 year old woman who had extra skin and excess fat on her abdomen that was causing her pain and discomfort. She chose to undergo a Panniculectomy (removal of the Pannus, which is excess skin and fat from the abdomen, also commonly called an "apron") and is very happy with the results. Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Your Body Contouring

While a procedure such as a tummy tuck can improve the contour of the abdomen area alone and CoolSculpting® can help some patients shed stubborn fat, a body lift provides a more comprehensive improvement to the entire lower body. In addition, arm lifts can be performed to tighten and tone the upper arm. A thigh lift focuses solely on the inner and outer thighs. Our plastic surgeons can give you smoother, firmer body contours with these plastic surgery procedures.

The body can lose skin elasticity and muscle tone for a variety of reasons, such as significant weight loss, pregnancy and childbirth, hormonal changes and aging. A body lift may help to improve the appearance of different areas of the body including:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Lower back
  • Abdomen
Doctors of Portland Plastic Surgery Group

Five Providers, One Goal

Combining artistry with the science of medicine, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Shannon O'Brien, Dr. H. Daniel Zegzula and Dr. Austin Hayes, board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Baltrusch, and Colleen Phillips, PA-C serve women and men in Portland.

*Dr. Zegzula and Dr. O'Brien are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons

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Arm lifts provide targeted improvement to the upper arms, where loose skin and residual fat may accumulate. Thigh lifts focus on loose, sagging skin of the inner and outer thighs. When you meet with one of our surgeons for a consultation, you will discuss the areas of your body that are the biggest concern. For several of our patients, a body, thigh, or arm lift is frequently combined with liposuction for complete body rejuvenation.

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Procedure & Recovery

The length of a body contouring procedure varies from patient to patient, depending on which area of the body he or she would like to target. In general, the procedure will take a few hours to perform. Your surgeon will review the surgical details with you during your consultation. Recovery from an arm or thigh lift generally takes about 1 to 2 weeks, and you’ll be instructed to avoid strenuous activity, including bending and lifting. Body lifts often require a longer period of downtime, because the procedure is more extensive.

Visit our online photo gallery to see photos of body lift patients and more.