The body lift Chicago is designed to create a firm and youthful silhouette. During this procedure, Dr. Kotis removes unwanted fat with liposuction, trims away excess skin, and pulls the remaining skin tight to create a new, more flattering contour.
Create a smooth and toned body contour
Trim away excess skin
Feel more confident in clothing and swimwear
Elevate and reshape the thighs, buttocks and hips
Tighten drooping arms and a lax abdominal area
Fix chafing and discomfort caused by excess skin
Experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate, Dr. Kotis is more than a plastic surgeon. He’s someone you can count on throughout your aesthetic journey to offer guidance, support and advice whenever you need it.
Completely dedicated to his patients, Dr. Kotis treats each and every one of his patients like family. He stops at nothing to ensure their safety and satisfaction as they work towards achieving their cosmetic goals.
The Chicago body lift is an incredible, transformative procedure – but it’s not right for everyone. Here are a few things to think about when determining if a body lift is right for you:
Does your weight fluctuate? If you gain and lose weight often, a Chicago body lift may not be in your best interest. The patients who achieve the best results are those that are at a stable weight before surgery.
Are there any pregnancies in your future? Any life experience that increases your weight will have an adverse effect on your body contouring results. As such, you should be done having children before undergoing this procedure.
Are you a generally healthy person? The best body lift Chicago candidates are healthy, non-smoking individuals who are close to their ideal weight.
Dr. Kotis offers three distinct body lift procedures to his Chicago patients. They are all done under general anesthesia and take between two and seven hours to complete.
Here’s what you need to know:
The lower body lift exclusively targets the buttocks, hips and thighs. It requires three incisions: across the waistline, across the lower abdomen and down the inner thighs.
Through those openings, Dr. Kotis will remove unwanted fat and tissue before pulling your skin taut and trimming away any excess.
Recovery: In general, patients need about two to three weeks off from work to heal from a lower body lift.
The mid body lift addresses the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks. The incisions and procedure are identical to those of a lower body lift, but there is the additional step of tightening lax abdominal muscles.
This procedure has the benefit of creating a smooth, seamless contour from your waist down to your thighs.
Recovery: Most of our patients are able to return to work after three to four weeks of recovery time.
The total body lift is our most comprehensive option. Designed to smooth and elevate the arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks, it’s ideal for our Chicago patients who have lost elasticity throughout the body. Although it’s a complex body contouring procedure with significant downtime, it has the power to give you a brand new figure.
Recovery: Expect to stay home from work for at least six weeks after this procedure to give your body ample time to heal from the surgery.
Most of our Chicago patients are very pleased with the results of their body lift. This procedure has the potential to restore firmer skin and a smoother figure, while relieving the discomfort associated with excess, sagging skin.
In terms of scarring, some residual marks will always be visible after a body lift. However, Dr. Kotis goes to great lengths to place your incisions discreetly, ensuring that they are difficult to detect once they have healed and faded.
A body lift may be best utilized if packaged with other procedures:
It may be the best utilization for you, both financially and for an overall look, to package your body lift with a tummy tuck procedure which Dr. Kotis specializes in delivering.
The cost of a body lift can vary among patients. For this reason, Dr. Kotis offers personalized consultation appointments to discuss your desired outcomes, his suggestions and the predicted cost and benefits of the procedure. To help make the cost increasingly accessible, we offer Prosper® and CareCredit® financing options. For payment, we accept cash, credit card, and personal check. For a more comprehensive look at our financial and insurance policies, visit the financing page.
We honor written quotes for procedures from any board certified plastic surgeon for Body Lift procedures. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).
Achieve your body goals with a lift that’s designed to sculpt and elevate drooping tissue on your problem areas. Contact our office in Chicago today to schedule an initial consultation and discover what this body contouring procedure with Dr. Kotis can do for you.Contact Us
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As we continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 in the U.S., we have also been following the local current events very closely as it pertains to medical practices and our professional responsibility during this time.
Although we would love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals we will be revising our schedule starting the week of March 23rd 2020. We will move to a very limited schedule in order to provide you with the safest care possible and to better protect our staff. Dr. Kotis will only see patients as needed until further notice. We will continue to observe cautious protocols.
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