There’s no other procedure like it.
Often, a healthy diet and exercise can lead to a toned and smooth body. However, over time, loose skin can become bothersome to a patient, especially after losing a large amount of weight.
Whether your excess skin is a result of aging, sun damage, pregnancy, heredity, or other significant weight fluctuations, diet and exercise alone cannot eliminate it.
Luckily, Dr. Turkle is highly experienced in skin removal surgery in Indianapolis and has helped hundreds of patients realize a more slim, contoured body.
Using a traditional body lift, also known as torsoplasty, Dr. Turkle can remove excess skin, and even some fat, from the torso. Opting for a full body lift can also address sagging or loose skin in the buttocks, abdomen, waist, and hips.
No other surgical procedure can restore body shape, skin appearance, and skin tone as effectively as a body lift.
What it Treats
Hanging skin and fat on:
- Outer Thighs
Female or Male
18 or older
After family is complete
Within 10-15 lbs of goal weight
5 to 7 hours
Recovery and Downtime
7 to 14 days with restrictions for up to 6 weeks
How it Works
Whether you’re traveling from out of town or are local to the Indianapolis community, Turkle & Associates is dedicated to your patient experience. From your first phone call to your final follow-up, our team will ensure your total comfort and safety.
A skin removal surgery in Indianapolis will be preceded by an in-depth consultation to help you understand the procedure, recovery time, and expected results. We will discuss your overall lifestyle, budget, and medical history. From there, we’ll create a care plan that works best for you.
Learn more about what to expect before, during, and after your skin removal.
After skin removal surgery in Indianapolis, many of our patients tell us they feel more comfortable with their body. Their clothes fit better, and they enjoy a slimmer, smoother silhouette that finally matches their expectations!
Before & After
Frequently Asked Questions
Smoking before or after surgery increases the visibility of scarring and causes problems with healing. Therefore, we require that all patients cease the use of nicotine products (including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and all other products containing nicotine). This should last at least four weeks before and four weeks after a body lift.
In general, you can expect to be able to swim within three weeks after your surgery, or after your wounds are totally healed. Regarding exercise, you will be able to walk immediately after your release, but you should wait about two weeks before restarting any cardio. Other specific restrictions will be discussed at the time of your consultation and again at post-op appointments.
You should expect to take off work for 7 to 14 days after a skin removal procedure using a body lift.
Yes. We often combine procedures like a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or breast lift (male or female) with skin removal in Indianapolis. We are happy to discuss your goals and assist in creating a plan for you..
Depending on the areas of the body you want to address, we can totally customize your skin removal in Indianapolis.
For example, we can perform a lower body lift to treat sagging buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, and outer thighs. Because it removes excess skin and fat from the entire torso, it provides a smoother contour from just beneath the breasts to the groin, hips, and back.
An upper body lift may include a brachioplasty (arm lift), breast reconstruction, and other procedures to lift and contour skin in these specific areas.
During your initial consultation with Turkle & Associates for skin removal, we will provide you with expert recommendations for how to proceed. We will examine your areas of concern, and walk you through all of your options.
In general, it’s best to wait to have skin removal in Indianapolis until you are at or near your ideal weight. This will ensure your results are long-lasting. Furthermore, if you lose significantly more weight, you may need to have surgery again later to continue to remove additional areas of skin or fat.
If you’re not sure which procedure will best address your aesthetic goals, be sure to try our Virtual Consultation Tool to discover personalized recommendations.
A body lift is considered cosmetic and is therefore not covered by insurance companies.