Body Lift in Charlotte, NC

Losing a massive amount of weight is an achievement worth celebrating, but the experience can be diminished when you realize that your efforts have left you with sagging skin and pockets of stubborn fat. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, recommends body lift surgery to remove these cosmetic problems. He is a highly respected plastic surgeon amongst the residents of Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina, who have regained control over their weight and health.

What is a Body Lift?

Being obese and acutely overweight stretches your skin beyond the point where the elasticity can recontour it to your body. When you lose all those pounds, the skin simply hangs down over your features. Not only is this a cosmetic concern, but you are also at risk for developing skin infections in the folds. A body lift is a surgical procedure that removes the excess skin. Dr. Klein may also remove little pockets of fat that remain in the area as well.

Benefits of a Body Lift

Body lifts are tailored to the needs of the patient. You may need a lower body lift, upper body lift or surgery in both areas. The procedure removes excess skin and fat, so you feel more comfortable with your appearance and no longer have to deal with the frustration of sagging skin on your body.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Body Lift?

You need to maintain your ideal weight for at least one year before having a body lift. Dr. Klein will also consult with your primary physician to determine if you can undergo surgery with general anesthesia and comfortably manage the recovery period.

What Do I Need to Do Before a Body Lift?

If you are unhappy about the way your body looks after losing a massive amount of weight, we encourage you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Klein. His patient-centered approach will put you at ease and help you feel better about your incredible efforts to lose weight.

How Long Does It Take to Perform a Body Lift?

The length of time it takes to perform a body lift varies by patient. Dr. Klein provides these details during the consultation.

What to Expect After a Body Lift

Recovery from body lift surgery can take several months or one year depending on the nature of the procedure. Dr. Klein will describe your recovery during the consultation.

Will I Have Scars After Getting a Body Lift?

You will have scars after body lift surgery. The location and extent of the scars depend on the nature of the body lift.

When Will I See the Results?

You will see results right after the surgery, but you may be too tired to recall them. The best time to see the results is during your follow-up appointments when the bandages are removed, and Dr. Klein can describe the effects of swelling.

How Long Will the Results of a Body Lift Last?

Take good care of your body the way you did to lose weight, and you will enjoy the benefits of your body lift for many years.

How Much Does a Body Lift Cost in Charlotte?

Only in rare situations does medical insurance cover the cost of a body lift. After your consultation, we will explain your out-of-pocket costs. For your convenience, we accept many forms of payment, including cash, check, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.

Did you imagine that your body would look different after losing a massive amount of weight? Are you disappointed to see loose skin hanging on your body? Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, can help. Contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery to schedule a body lift consultation and learn how we have helped men and women in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina after their impressive weight loss journeys.

Patient Testimonials

"Dr. Klein & The Renaissance Plastic Surgery Staff, Thanks for the amazing life changing procedure. Your patience, kindness and humor helped put me at ease. I appreciate your expertise and skillfulness.  Thank You! - Shelli"
"I had a breast reduction done with Dr. Klein at Plastic Renaissance Surgery and I am SO happy with my results!! I loved Dr. Klein & his whole staff was always so kind and friendly! I am very pleased overall with the surgery and the results and I would recommend…"
"Dr. Klein is wonderful. He is so pleasant and caring and does wonderful work. Any cosmetic work I need will be done here. The entire staff treats you like family. They are all great. This is the place to go"
"Best surgeon ever. Caring and keeps you realistic in your expectations. He is a doctor not a salesman"
" I had extended abdominoplasty basically circumferential. Dr. Klein has been great, reassuring and very competent. Had a couple of setbacks the Dr. Klein solved immediately and professionally. I am extremely happy and highly recommend Dr.David Klein with Renaissance Plastic Surgery."
"I couldn't be more pleased with my Botox and Dermal filler. Tonya is the absolute best!! I don't usually do these reviews but I just had to give her kudos. If you are looking for the best look no further. Highly recommended!! And I'm a perfectionist and hard to completely…"
"Such wonderful, caring people in every area. I could not have asked for better care. Always there for me in every situation. Such a great experience!"
"Excellent! Have gone to Dr. Klein 3 times: face and eye lift, mini face lift and collagen injections. Dr. K calmed me immediately and I can honestly say, he is a prince among doctors! Had no apprehension whatsoever (my husband had to drag me through the door because of my…"
"I went in for breast augmentation, I was completely nervous considering I was self-conscious about my chest. My consultation went smoothly, they all had a way of making me feel very comfortable, they were all very welcoming, and understanding of my situation. As I was very excited to have my…"
"The most caring considerate, out of all my doctors and I do have lots of them he is the best. He is patient and will stay until all questions are taking care of."
"I have been to Dr. Klein for 3 different procedures, he is AWESOME!!! Great work, very professional and nice bedside manner, very honest... Also great staff!!! Anyone looking to have a procedure done, this is the man to see."
"It has been 2 years since my surgery and I am still very happy with my results. Thinking about scheduling my second surgery soon."
"I've had two surgeries with Dr. Klein I'm very happy with my results! And I'm going back for my 3rd this April great surgeon and really nice and caring staff ;)"
"Had my first surgery with Dr. Klein he was amazing. The staff is very friendly and always makes you feel welcome. I will highly recommend him if you have doubts go for it you won’t regret it."
"I have been so Happy with all the work Dr. Klein has performed on my Body. He is so sweet and really cares about making you feel better about yourself."