Upper Body Lift

Conveniently Located to Serve Pensacola, FL.

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Achieving your body goals is easier said than done. Often, it involves a lot of physical activity and a strict diet. These are also the reasons why it’s easy to give up, but don’t lose hope just yet!

Our body contouring and cosmetic body surgery options cater to diverse needs, empowering individuals to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Whether it’s sculpting through liposuction, rejuvenating with a tummy tuck, or achieving comprehensive enhancement with a mommy makeover, our skilled surgeons specialize in tailoring procedures to meet unique aspirations.

Beyond physical transformations, these procedures often contribute to an improved quality of life and wellbeing.

Upper Body Lift Overview

The typical age for an average upper body lift patient is 19-64 years old. Patients looking to have an upper body lift typically have excess upper back and chest skin & fat. This is usually caused by obesity and subsequent weight loss. Through a horizontal incision on your upper back, excess skin and subcutaneous fat are removed. The resultant scar is a horizontal scar across your upper back that continues around to your breasts/chest. Drains will most likely be used. The procedure is often combined with liposuction, brachioplasty and/or mastopexy.

Facts About Upper Body Lift


To improve upper body contour.


Surgery Center or Hospital


After an upper body lift, you will need to avoid putting your hands above your head for 1 week.


You will need someone to help take care of you after surgery as you will not be able to lift children, heavy items, etc.


After 48 hours, you should remove your dressings and take a shower.


You will need to wait 2 weeks for light exercise and 4 weeks for regular exercise. Your doctor may advise you to wait longer for chest exercises.


Wait 2 weeks because you don’t want to stress your incisions or increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.

Risks & Complications

Hematoma, seroma, infection, poor scarring, dehiscence, delayed wound healing, skin necrosis, asymmetry, numbness, thromboembolism, contour irregularities, need for revision, complications related to anesthesia.


Patients should be at a stable weight and cannot be using any nicotine-containing substances.


General anesthesia

Hospital stay

In general, this is an out-patient procedure and a hospital stay is not required.


You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.


1-2 weeks, depending on your type of work


Can persist for 3-6 months


Usually subsides after 2-3 weeks

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Before & After Gallery

Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

before and after images
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Meet Our Team

At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.


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We Accept Financing

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers a variety of payment options so that your cosmetic surgery will suit your budget. All major credit cards are accepted, and financing plans are available.

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