Body Lift in Houston

Have you been dreaming of a slimmer and contoured figure? If diet and exercise aren’t creating the results you’d prefer, a body lift in Houston can be the ideal solution.

Body Lift in Houston, Texas

Enjoy the Contours of Your Dreams

Whether caused by rapid weight loss or simply the natural aging process, loose, sagging skin is an aesthetic concern many patients struggle with. These conditions can wear down one’s self-confidence and negatively impact their overall quality of life. Over time, patients find themselves less willing to go out and be social. 

Fortunately, there are now surgical procedures available that can address unwanted, hanging skin in various regions of the body. These treatments give a new look to the midsection and redefine the body.

What is a body lift?

A body lift is a procedure that aims to contour and firm loose skin that may appear on multiple parts of the body, giving the patient a leaner, more youthful aesthetic. It is designed to eliminate excess skin and fat in the areas of the abdomen, lower back, and hips. Depending on the extent of skin laxity, tightening procedures may be required in multiple areas to remove the unwanted skin and improve body contours.

After losing a large amount of weight, it is normal for patients to notice an increase in skin laxity in various areas of the body. This puts a damper on the joy of having a leaner, more aesthetically appealing physique. The science behind this phenomenon is quite simple; large weight gains cause the skin to expand or grow to the extent that it cannot rebound when the weight is lost, leaving the individual with excess skin. While this condition affects older patients more often than younger ones, it can happen to anybody.

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Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

Body Lift Candidates in Houston, Texas

Who is a candidate for post-weight loss surgery?

All patients who are struggling with excess tissue and fat in various areas of the body are considered to be potential candidates for this procedure. 

Ideal candidates for a body lift are those who:

  • Are already at or near their target weight
  • Are non-smokers
  • Are of sound body and mind
  • Do not have any pre-existing medical conditions that could result in complications during the procedure 

Before carrying out the procedure, the patient’s skin laxity, muscle tone, and fat deposits are assessed in order to determine candidacy. 

What are the benefits of a body lift?

A bodylift is an extremely powerful procedure that restores a youthful waist and curve to the hips as well as lifting the thighs and buttocks creating an excellent shape to the body that no other procedure can achieve. Once skin had grown to accommodate the size of weight gain the only way it can be reversed is to have it surgically removed. Beyond the obvious benefit of loose skin removal, this procedure comes with other benefits, which will vary depending on the procedures employed. Some of these benefits include:

  • Strengthens the core
  • Provides patients with a smoother body contour
  • Eliminates unwanted skin folds
  • Reduces skin inflammation
  • Lowers the risk of developing certain medical issues
  • Decreases the likelihood of hernias
  • Improves self confidences

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What to expect from the consultation process

The consultation process can be broken down into the following steps:

  • The patient’s current health status and medical history are thoroughly assessed
  • All of the treatment options are explained to the patient in careful detail
  • Based on the assessment, a procedure is recommended to the patient
  • All potential risks of the procedure are disclosed to the patient
  • Patients are given the opportunity to ask any questions about the procedure, including the cost
  • ‘Before’ photos are taken to be used as a reference following the treatment
What to expect from the consultation process

What is the procedure like?

Dr. Vitenas begins the treatment by marking all of the incision site on the patient’s body to ensure that all of the areas of concern are addressed. Patients will receive general  anesthesia to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the procedure. 

The body lift procedure is designed to remove excess skin, subcutaneous fat, and tissue from the midsection. This results in a smoother, more youthful body contour which is not achievable through any other method. Patients wake up with a completely different body and a major boost in self-confidence. 

“You are not only a doctor, you are 'THE DOCTOR.'.”

“Dear Dr. Vitenas, Met you and had the privilege of being one of your patients, was a nice experience. I came from Italy and put my life and my body in to your hands with great confidence. Your professionalism, kindness, and humanity make your honor! You are not only a doctor, you are “THE DOCTOR.” This present is a way to say thank you for changing my life. Always you will remain in my heart. With love.”


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Following a body lift in Houston, once the surgery is completed patients are fitted with a compression garment. A follow-up appointment is then set up for the second post operative day  at which the foley catheter will be removed. The drains are usually removed at one week after the surgery. Compression garments may need to stay on for about a month to ensure faster recovery.

The recovery period following a body lift is exactly the same as for a tummy tuck. Patients need to plan to have someone to help them at their residence for the first week.

Generally speaking, patients are typically able to get back to their normal routines and office work after two to three weeks. By the six-week mark, they can start engaging in more strenuous activity and exercise.

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Why choose Dr. Vitenas?

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas is renowned for being one of the most skilled cosmetic practitioners in both Texas and beyond. Dr Vitenas has performed hundreds of bodylift procedures during his career spanning over thirty years and was one of the early pioneers of the bodylift procedure.  His long history of providing excellent results is what has garnered him his reputation as the go to surgeon in Texas for bodylifts.

Having founded facilities such as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, and the Houston Surgery Center, Paul Vitenas, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. has become known as a major expert in cosmetology. His facility Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is equipped with a 15,000 square foot cosmetic surgery center and medical spa, which guarantee that patients will have a positive, relaxing experience during their visit. 

Above all, Dr. Vitenas prioritizes open communication and connection with his patients. Call us today to set up a private consultation.