Body Lift


A body lift is a combination of multiple surgical procedures done to address several areas of interest after significant weight loss either through bariatric surgical procedure or weight loss program. Dr. Edgar Sosa offers patients 360 Body Lift at Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates who have lost a considerable amount of weight, and have loose, sagging skin or want to improve the contours of the body. When considering a multiple procedure approach to address skin laxity, it is important to know whether the desired results are anterior or circumferential.

It's not hard to imagine how much happier and satisfied one feels after losing so much weight. The main problem is, as mentioned above, the many physical signs that massive weight loss leaves. This is particularly true for the midsection where most of the sagging skin and stubborn fat reside. These make it hard to find fitting clothes, not to mention the increased risk for skin infections. The 360 Body Lift surgery offers an innovative and effective solution to these issues.

For optimal results, your body lift should be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. Surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery have undergone extensive training in the field of both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. They must also pass rigorous examinations to verify their proficiency in the area.

Unlike surgeons who undergo cosmetic training alone, plastic surgeons have comprehensive experience with reconstruction of the entire body. Dr. Edgar T. Sosa has demonstrated his mastery of plastic surgery by these standards and treating elite patients, helping to ensure your surgical experience is positive.


After your body contouring/lift procedures, you can expect:

  • An improved body contour

  • Improved proportions of your body

  • Smoother, tighter skin

  • Better fitting clothing including swimsuits

  • A renewed sense of self-confidence


Often patients are seeking better improvement in the appearance of several areas of loose or lax skin. The combination of procedures may include:

  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

  • Mastopexy (breast lift)

  • Brachioplasty (arm lift)

These are the most commonly performed when addressing a body lift/body contour. However, other areas can be addressed and the addition of liposuction would assist in refinement of the desired body contour.


After any surgical procedure, it is recommended that patients wear their compression garments 24/7 for 4 weeks (except when showering or washing the garment) and then for an additional 3 weeks (only during the day or when active).

Bruising can be extensive after large surgical procedures. At about the third day after surgery, expect the area to be a deep purple, which will travel with gravity outside of the surgical area and be noticeable for 3-6 weeks. Many patients are able to return to work after a couple weeks and return to full activities after four to six weeks.

Dr. Edgar Sosa will continue postoperative care in the weeks following your surgery to ensure proper healing and satisfactory results.

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.

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