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How long will i be in surgery during a body lift procedure? i've successfully lost some of my excess weight and i am no longer in the overweight category. as hard as i have tried, the excess skin in my butt and inner thighs will not firm up. i want to hav

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Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Body lift: Without actually seeing pictures, i can't tell you for sure. But a body lift procedure can be anywhere from 3-10 hours.
Dr. Vishnu Rumalla
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Thanks for your inquiry. The answer it depends from surgeon to surgeon. It takes me 4-5 hours and I do two a month. Make sure you select a board certified plastic surgeon and ask him/her.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
7 to 9 hours: I prefer to perform body lifts using IV sedation as patients have a quicker recovery compared to General Anesthesia. I customize the procedure to fit your body frame and the goals you want to achieve and use a technique to give you the thinnest possible scar. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. (http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/body-lift/)

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