WHAT IS AN UPPER BODY LIFT?
For individuals with sagging, loose tissue throughout the arms, back, or breasts, an upper body lift serves to combine multiple cosmetic surgeries to reshape and improve the appearance of the body above the waist. By performing skin excision and liposuction procedures, board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin customize each upper body lift treatment plan to meet the unique needs of their patients at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL. An upper body lift can help older patients who have reduced skin elasticity and individuals who have experienced sagging skin after losing a tremendous amount of weight. When the effects of an upper arm lift, a breast lift, a neck lift, and/or an upper back tuck are combined, women and men can feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies.
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"Everyone at CSA is extremely friendly. The surgery went seamlessly. Their client services are excellent. I was given the doctor’s and nurse practitioner’s number to call or text if I had any concerns or questions. The response time for answering my texts was close to immediate. I have never been to a medical office with such wonderful employees."- L.T. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
"Dr.Caplin and Dr.Nuveen work as a team. They are genuine, kind and fully available during the entire process. If you are looking for a mommy maker over or body lift the combination of the two surgeons allows you to get more done at one time. I strongly recommend this duo if you are looking for any surgical cosmetic procedure. You will love them both!"- N.C. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
"Dr Nuveen and Dr Caplin are so incredibly talented…would never go anywhere else!"- D.C. / Google / Nov 06, 2022
HOW IS IT DONE?
During your initial consultation, you will meet with one of our cosmetic surgeons who will assess your needs and goals. From there, a personalized treatment plan will be designed. Since an upper body lift comprises procedures that are unique to you and your situation, the process will be different for everyone. Some of the procedures that could be included in your treatment program include:
- Neck lift
- Neck liposuction
- Arm lift
- Breast lift
- Skin tightening
- Body contouring
Upper Body Lift FAQ
How much does an upper body lift cost?
The total cost for an upper body lift will depend on several factors, mainly how many body areas are being addressed. Before Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin can estimate your costs, they will perform a consultation to understand your needs and goals. Following this, they can develop your surgical plan and estimate your costs. To make it easier to afford experienced plastic surgeons like Dr. Caplin and Dr. Nuveen and get your best results, Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates takes several payment methods. We will also give you information on low-interest medical financing.
Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin can help you decide if you need neck liposuction, a lift, or both during your initial consultation. In general, a lift helps remove loose skin compared to neck liposuction, which reduces stubborn fat. In many cases, a combination of liposuction and a lift can yield beautiful outcomes for a smooth, even profile. Tell them about all of your goals in your initial consultation so they can develop your unique surgical plan.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, implants, or both will depend on your special goals. Oftentimes, a breast lift will enhance the form and fullness of your breasts without implants. Dr. Caplin or Dr. Nuveen will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals at your consultation, then make a decision whether you would benefit from implants, a lift, or a breast augmentation plus a lift.
Are there nonsurgical treatments to improve my arms?
While there are many great nonsurgical skin tightening treatments, most will only give you small improvements. To remove moderate to severe amounts of loose skin, arm lift surgery is your best option. In addition to removing excess skin, Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin also use liposuction on small pockets of fat and smoothes the remaining skin and tissue. If you are interested in learning about nonsurgical procedures, they can talk about all possible treatments in your consultation and then help you choose which fits your goals.
How long do the results of body contouring last?
With proper care, your body contouring results will last for many years. To help maintain your results, you should maintain a steady weight. Dramatic weight changes or pregnancy after your body contouring surgery may affect your results. Natural aging will continue, so you may eventually see loose skin develop as you get older. Talk to Dr. Caplin or Dr. Nuveen about recommendations that may help your results last.
A SLIMMER, TIGHTER UPPER BODY
If you have lost a tremendous amount of weight or have excess skin in multiple areas throughout your upper body, an upper body lift can address numerous regions above the waist, including the breasts, back, arms, and neck. Women and men alike have received wonderful outcomes from a personalized upper body lift treatment plan. Reach out to our team in Jacksonville, FL to learn about your options and schedule your private consultation.