Body Lift Miami

Miami Lower Body Lift Surgery by Dr. Tachmes


A body lift is a re-sculpting of the abdomen, hips, thighs, back and buttocks by removing excess skin, fatty tissue and often tightening of underlying muscles. Broken down into its components, the body-lift can include a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), a thigh-lift, and a buttock-lift.

A bodylift is not a surgical treatment for weight loss. Overweight individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until they have reached a stable weight.  A body lift procedure is performed 12-18 months post bariatric (gastric bypass) surgery. The body lift truly transforms patients that have experienced massive weight loss and have excess skin. However, results are just as dramatic in patients who in addition to a tummy tuck want a tightening of the skin in their thighs and buttocks. The body lift has the advantage that it can be done in one surgical session, or in stages, depending on the patients needs.

Dr. Tachmes performs these procedures in the privacy of his state of the art plastic surgery suite located on Lincoln Road, South Beach. He also performs these procedures at nearby Larkin Community Hospital, where he is the Chief of Plastic Surgery.  These procedures require general anesthesia and last from 3 to 5 hours.  Patients then spend 1-3 days recovering in a nearby South Beach Hotel with optional overnight nursing care available.  Our practice can also arrange for a monthly rental apartment on miami beach for out of town patients who would like to stay in south florida longer.  Patients usually take 2-3 weeks off from work, depending on their occupation.  They can usually resume their normal level of activity 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. There is a permanent scar which fades over time and is easily hidden by bikini bottoms or panties.


For more information about body lift procedures by Dr. Leonard Tachmes, please contact our office today. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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