About Upper Body Lift
At Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania in Camp Hill, PA, Dr. Theodore T. Foley, performs upper body lift surgery to remove excess skin and contour the areas above the abdomen. Typically, several procedures will be combined and performed at one time to maximize results and to reduce the total length of the recovery process. Some patients may also decide to receive a lower body lift. However, board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Foley will perform these additional procedures at a different time. Upper body lift surgery commonly includes a breast lift, arm lift, and back lift, but every patient's treatment plan is tailored to their needs and goals. The overall goal is to tighten and remove excess sagging skin to produce a slimmer and smoother figure. Dr. Foley will discuss your options and create your treatment plan during your initial consultation.
"Best plastic surgeon in the area! After exploring several options, I chose Dr. Foley because he was very qualified and knowledgeable. He was caring, professional and did a great job. He talked me through the procedure step by step. His staff was amazing and caring as well. He made sure I was pain free the entire time and put me at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking plastic surgery."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jun 28, 2017
"I am so grateful to have the good fortune to end up in Dr. Foley's very good hands. I had undergone breast reconstruction with a different plastic surgeon 10 years ago and had a disappointing cosmetic outcome. I disliked feeling vain and insufficiently grateful for the help that I got, and was reluctant to seek another surgeon's help. I am so glad that I did. Dr. Foley is very kind and sensitive and collaborative, and so very skilled and invested in an optimal outcome for his patients."- C.H. / Healthgrades / Aug 21, 2018
"Dr.Foley is AMAZING! He is a very knowledgeable surgeon that is willing to go above and beyond to help his patients. He made me feel very comfortable during my consultation and took his time answering all my questions (I had many). He has a culturally diverse staff and these ladies are very sweet from the moment you check-in. Overall, this practice exceeded my expectations and I will not go to another plastic surgeon that is not Dr.Foley."- E.B. / Google / Aug 10, 2018
"Dr Foley explained to me that if a woman has an unbalanced appearance after breast cancer, she can have surgery to create proper symmetry.I had always been 'abundant.' This was the best opportunity to get reduction surgery as well as re-establish symmetry. Dr Foley is very sensitive and kind...with a touch of gentle humor.I still can't believe that I was vain enough to get this surgery. I'm glad I did. I feel so much better. Now, I'm 'living the dream.'"- E.A. / Healthgrades / Aug 18, 2018
"39, 2 Children, Breastfed Pre-pregnancy 32A, After Babes Saggy 30A - I chose Dr Foley because he does more breast cancer reconstruction and I felt that he would do a great job with my goal breasts. He was very professional. Always took his time with me, answered all my questions and his staff and the staff at the surgery center had great things to say about him and his work."- M. / RealSelf / May 23, 2018
You are a great candidate for upper body lift surgery if you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, have excess skin in more than one area of your upper body, or if you want firmer, higher breasts. Generally, patients are in overall good health and have great skin elasticity. If you smoke, it’s recommended that you quit 6 – 8 weeks prior to surgery, as smoking decreases the body's natural healing process and increases the risk of complications.
What To Expect
With any surgical procedure, it’s important to have realistic expectations. Upper body lift surgery will require significant downtime and healing. Performing everyday tasks after surgery will be challenging, therefore assisted help is encouraged until you have completed the healing process. Upper body lift surgery is not a weight loss procedure and does not prevent future weight gain. Candidates should be at or near their goal weight before considering an upper body lift. Since each patient case varies, treatments will differ as well. Depending on the area treated, incisions may be made along the upper arms, armpits, and midsection of the back. All incisions are made in inconspicuous areas and back lift incisions are strategically made to be hidden by your bra strap. Surgery can last several hours depending on your treatment plan.
Upper body lift surgery trims away excess skin and lifts certain areas of the body to create a more flattering contour. Results produce a slimmer, smoother figure that you will love. Although downtime can be significant, the results are long-lasting. A healthy diet and exercise routine is recommended to maintain your new slim figure, as weight fluctuation may alter results. Some patients may require additional surgery to “fine-tune” their outcome. Following all post-operative care provided by your doctor is essential. Strenuous activities should be avoided until your doctor has cleared you for such activities.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
Contour your body
If you have sagging breasts, loose skin along your upper arms, or folds of skin on your back, call our office today to schedule your consultation. We can partner with you to make your ideal body a reality. An upper body lift is frequently performed for those who have lost a significant amount of weight or for those who just can’t achieve the look they desire from diet and exercise alone.
Cost of Upper Body Lift
The cost of an Upper Body Lift ranges on average from $8,000 to $9,000. If you are comparing prices between different plastic surgery practices, make sure you are comparing the fees which include all aspects of your upcoming surgery. These prices include the physician, anesthesia, and facility fees assuming that your surgery is being completed in a surgery center. If your surgery needs to be performed at the hospital, the fees will be ~$1500-$2000 more depending on the procedure, the surgical time, and whether or not you choose to stay overnight at the hospital. Also, your best choice for a cosmetic procedure of any kind is to choose a plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Theodore Foley, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who is local to you. Not only will you receive the best surgical care that way, but you will also receive the best postoperative care. At Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central PA, we encourage patients to call for a complimentary personal consultation with our plastic surgeon so a customized quote can be prepared for you by our staff. For more information on payment options at our practice, check out our Payment Information page by clicking here.
Prices are subject to change and are our current estimate of the price which is inclusive of physician, facility, anesthesia at a surgical center. Some procedures, which do not require anesthesia, may be done at our office and would not then entail an anesthesia fee. If patients need to have their surgery at a hospital, prices are typically more expensive and will be outlined after consultation.