The price stated above is for two surgeries a year apart.
After years of obesity, I lost my excess weight and though I gained a new appreciation for life and health, I was left with excess skin that exercise would not fix.
When I chose to have more corrective surgery that next winter, it never occurred to me to consider another surgeon (see comments below). I had my arm lift, a revision on my breast augmentation and another buttock auto-augmentation. The revision was absolutely a matter of personal taste: I wanted a more teardrop-shaped breast. The recovery time was less and the pain was almost nonexistent.
Below are some points about the procedures to help you make an informed choice as a consumer:
1) Yes, there will be scars, especially on your arms. Personally, the scars around my midsection, breasts and thighs are practically non-existent now. My husband says the ones on my thighs are virtually invisible. However, the scars on my arms are wide and dark. The doctor was fantastic about doing a scar revision on them last fall and it made a difference, but everyone scars differently. I don't regret any procedure, but you need to weigh the pros of less skin with the cons of scars.
2) Yes, a lower body lift is a major surgery. You will not be able to take care of yourself. I am grateful to have had my husband for showering and other daily necessities.
3) It is so great to work out in the gym and see the muscle tone in my arms and legs and a flat tummy. I can wear clothes that I thought I would never wear again. And my arms... honestly, I wear whatever I want. It's a freeing feeling to feel so healthy.
Let me say it this way: if you're on this site, you're considering plastic surgery and that's a big decision. Don't take it lightly. Two years ago, I was in your position. Searching sites, looking at before-and-after photos, worried about complications, excited about what my body could look like after the recovery.
The morning of surgery, I was nervous. I had never been under total anesthesia before. The office staff had thoroughly explained to me what to expect but my stomach was in knots! Then I saw my Dr. and he was so understanding and patient with me; I went under for surgery with no worries. This is the kind of professional relationship to expect with my Dr. I can't imagine using anyone else.