Body Lift in Mystic, CT

Hanging flaps of loose skin can hide the hard work you have put into losing weight, whether through diet and exercise or surgical intervention. Body lift surgery in Guilford and Mystic, Connecticut, by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins can tighten stretched or sagging skin and sculpt body areas that have lost their shape. Dr. Collins serves men and women from New Haven, New London, Essex, South Rhode Island, Westerly, Quonochontaug, and the surrounding areas.

Contact Dr. Collins at our Guilford location at (203) 689-5295 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6868 or request a consultation online to learn more about how a body lift can help improve your appearance.

Who Should Get a Body Lift?

When fat tissues diminish and overlying skin has lost its elasticity, your lower body and arms can take on a loose, wrinkled appearance like elephant skin. This usually occurs following dramatic weight loss but can happen as part of the natural aging process as well. Men and women who are healthy, at a stable weight and ready to shed their extra skin are ideal body lift candidates.

What Does a Body Lift Do?

Because body lift surgery typically involves the removal of several areas or large quantities of excess skin, the procedure may be performed in stages, usually while patients are under general anesthesia. During body lift surgery, Dr. Collins uses her substantial surgical knowledge and experience to determine where to place incisions in order to best meet your cosmetic goals. Body lift scars are typically hidden in natural creases and folds near treatment areas.

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As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Beth Collins offers a blend of clinical expertise and warm, open communication to ensure beautiful results from your chosen procedure. Learn more about her experience and explore what she can do for you.

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After Body Lift Surgery: What Should I Expect?

The length of the recovery period after body lift surgery varies depending on the number of areas treated and the quantity of excess skin removed. Most patients need at least two to three weeks off work after a body lift and typically wear compression garments and follow activity restrictions for six weeks or more.

Related Procedures and Body Lift Alternatives

Although non-surgical skin tightening treatments exist, they cannot effectively correct severe skin laxity, such as the loose, excess skin that often remains after massive weight loss. Surgical skin removal is the only way to address this issue, and body lift surgery provides comprehensive skin tightening to improve body contours.

Body lift procedures may involve an arm lift, thigh lift, panniculectomy (a skin-only tummy tuck) and sometimes, a buttock lift as well. If muscle tightening in the abdomen is needed, a tummy tuck may be performed instead of a panniculectomy during body lift surgery. Liposuction is also commonly combined with body lift surgery to further sculpt and shape body contours.

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Fellowship-trained body contouring specialist Dr. Beth Collins routinely sees Connecticut body lift patients from all over New Haven County, including patients from East Haven, West Haven, Madison, Branford and Guilford who want to get rid of hanging, excess skin flaps. If you’re interested in body lift surgery, please call Dr. Collins at our Guilford location at (203) 689-5295 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6868 or request a consultation.

Important Reminders

  • Dr. Collins does not accept insurance.
  • There is a $150 consultation fee for surgical and injectable procedures with Dr. Collins.
    • The consultation fee is waived for injectable treatments if the procedure is performed on the day of your consultation.
    • There is a $50 consultation fee for consultations with our RNs.
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