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If you’re unhappy with sagging, loose skin on your body that has resulted from weight loss, age, or pregnancy, Dr. Craft can help. A body lift in Phoenix will lift and tighten the skin, improving your overall shape and tone. 

What is a body lift?

A body lift is a life-changing body contouring procedure that successfully tones and slims the stomach, buttocks, chest, back, thighs, hips, waist, and breasts. Excess loose skin and fat are also removed, and the appearance of cellulite is reduced. 

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Surgical details for a body lift

A body lift is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, and takes four to seven hours. 

Those considering a body lift in Phoenix should be aware that this procedure requires extensive incisions, and the location, pattern, and length of these incisions will depend on how much skin will be removed and what areas are being treated. Dr. Craft will discuss everything you need to know about body lift incisions and scars during your consultation, as well as a step-by-step explanation of the surgery. A body lift may be accompanied by liposuction to enhance results. 



After your body lift in Phoenix, you may have drains placed under the skin in the incision areas. You will be provided instructions on how to empty the drains and measure the fluid during your recovery. You will also be given compression garments to help with swelling and healing. You can expect to have some discomfort and soreness at the incision sites the first week after your body lift. Any pain can be managed with prescription medicine. Many patients experience bruising and swelling after a body lift.

The bruising usually lasts several days, and the swelling may take longer. It’s important to take short walks during recovery to promote circulation, but be sure not to push yourself. Every body lift patient is different because every patient has different areas treated, but the majority of individuals can go back to non-strenuous work or school in ten to 14 days after the procedure. High-intensity exercises and activities should be avoided for three to four weeks after a body lift. 


Patients will notice improvements to their body almost immediately, although it may take up to a year or two for final results to completely develop. These results will last for many years, as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. This means regular exercise and a balanced diet. Significant weight fluctuations, including pregnancy, can have a negative effect on the results of your body lift in Phoenix. 

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Body lift candidates

If you’re interested in getting a body lift in Phoenix, you may be a perfect candidate—although those who have had bariatric surgery should wait at least a year to undergo this Phoenix body contouring procedure. The ideal candidate is an individual who:

  • Has maintained their weight for at least three months
  • Has loose, flabby skin 
  • Is generally healthy, without medical conditions that impair healing
  • Has realistic goals for what body lift surgery can accomplish
  • Is a non-smoker
  • Is willing to lead a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise

Why choose CraftMD?

A body lift is a transformative surgery that can dramatically change your appearance for the better. It’s also a surgically complex procedure that requires the skill and artistry of a well-trained, knowledgeable surgeon. Dr. Randall O. Craft at CraftMD in Phoenix has the credentials, education, and experience to carry out safe body lift operations with satisfying, beautiful results. As a double board-certified, Harvard-trained surgeon, Dr. Craft provides patient-centric, compassionate care with an emphasis on safety. To schedule a consultation, please call or contact us online. 

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