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 was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip. Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility. The EOB - for the teaching facility - for the biopsy and initial visit showed very high charges, including a "facility fee" of over $700. I was informed that I had to wait almost five months for the procedure. That's when I started looking for alternatives. Thankfully, I found Dr. Foley. Cancer removed, clean edges, no scar and the procedure was done the week I called for an appointment. The cost? A small fraction of what is charged at the medical teaching facility. Did I mention the staff? Very professional and friendly. Lesson learned - getting the best health care solution does not have to be expensive."- M.S. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2020
"I was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip. Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility. The..."- M.S. / Yahoo / Mar 06, 2020
"Amazing Experience - From the moment I made a simple phone call to see about the procedure I was interested in , I was treated with such patience, and kindness. The office staff are real gems. My consultation was fabulous Dr. Foley thoroughly explained the entire procedure to me. His bed side manor is superb. The day of surgery was so exciting, I can’t believe how smooth it went! He’s articulate and my abdominalplasty is living proof, I literally could not be any happier, he has changed my life completely!!"- C. / RealSelf / Apr 25, 2019
"Dr. Folley and his team provide an excellent experience. There is zero pressure to have procedures performed. Dr. Folley has an excellent bedside manner, explains everything in detail, and does fantastic work. Another doctor of mine even switched his wife from another plastic surgery group to Dr. Folley. Don't hesitate if you are thinking of getting a procedure done. You will be in good hands and not regret the results."- J.D. / Google / Jun 04, 2022
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
- $8,700 - $16,000
- 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.