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Body Lift Surgery in Louisville

Dr. Lee Corbett is a board-certified plastic surgeon with many years’ experience performing sophisticated plastic surgery procedures, such as body lift in Louisville. He typically recommends and performs this treatment for post-bariatric plastic surgery patients who desire to remove the excess skin, a common side effect of massive weight loss. Recognizing that the aesthetic needs of each body lift Louisville patient are different, Dr .Corbett customizes each procedure in order to deliver the best possible body contouring results. Peruse the paragraphs below to learn more about body lift surgery and the results it helps achieve.

Body Lift in Louisville: Is It for Me?

Body Lift surgery emcompasses a group of operations intended to treat the abdomen much like a tummy tuck does but also includes lifting the thigh and buttocks. Many patients seeking these procedures have experienced a significant weight loss from dieting and exercise, Gastric Bypass or Lap Band surgery.

Goals of Surgery

The intent of the surgery is to improve the shape and contour of the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.

The Surgery

Where Does the Surgery Take Place?

These opertions are done in a Hospital operating room.


General Anesthesia is required.

Surgery Time

The time of body lift surgery, particularly for patients with significant weight loss ( > 100 pounds), can range from 2 to 4 hours. Each case will be different.

Hospital Stay

In many cases you can go home after surgery. For more extensive procedures an overnight stay is recommended. Rarely do patients stay more than one night.


Recovery can take up to two to three weeks in some cases. Initially, those patients with babies or small children may want to recruit some help. Most body lift Louisville patients get back to their normal level within 2 weeks. It may take 4 to 6 weeks before you can exercise.


After surgery you should plan on weekly visits for at least the first 2 or 3 weeks. After that point one or two more visits is all that is required. We then ask that you return yearly to check your progress.


As with any type of surgery, complications can occur following body lift procedures. These circumstances will be covered in detail with you during your consultation.


Fee ranges vary tremendously depending on each Louisville body lift patient’s aesthetic and medical needs. For that reason it is best that we provide that information at the time of your consultation.

Dr. Lee Corbett has extensive experience performing plastic surgery in Louisville. Over the course of his career, Dr. Corbett has become renowned as a highly accomplished Louisville tummy tuck, liposuction and thigh lift specialist. In addition to body contouring procedures, he offers a range of advanced procedures for the face and breasts. If you would like to learn more about these treatments, please explore the respective pages.