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Body Lift

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What Is Body Lift Surgery?

The goal of a body lift is to remove and tighten the extra skin, commonly done after significant weight reduction.

It is also used to tighten sagging skin caused by pregnancy or aging. The areas treated are the hips, outer upper thighs, lower abdomen, and upper buttocks.

Techniques comparable to a stomach tuck are used to decrease the lower abdomen. The navel is kept and relocated, and extra skin from the lower abdomen is excised and brought down to be stitched along the lower fold. A body lift can also remove skin and fat while tightening the thighs, hips, and buttocks.

Why Get Body Lift Surgery?

Patients who have lost a lot of weight are typically left with several pounds of excess skin. This excess skin can make movement and exercise uncomfortable. It can also look quite unsightly.

Uncomfortable excess skin can cause:

Procedure

How Is Body Lift Surgery Performed?

The surgeon will inject a general anesthetic before the procedure starts, which will cause you to lose consciousness during the procedure.  They will then conduct the body lift. You can choose between these types of body lift operations based on the amount of fat deposits.

Lower Body Lift

It is a common technique for removing extra skin from the thighs, hips, and buttocks.
This technique removes excess skin and smoothes body contours and lifts the buttocks to give the body a good shape.

Incision Location


For this treatment, the physician creates an incision across the lower belly horizontally and down to each side of the thighs. He removes extra fat and skin, pulls the skin taut, and seals the wounds.


2. Mid Body Lift

In addition to the lower body lift, the mid-body lift operation removes extra skin from the belly.
This procedure is most suited for people with an irregular waistline.

Incision Location


The incisions are identical to those used in a lower body lift operation. The surgeon uses the lower abdominal incision to access the fat from the abdomen and tighten the skin to achieve a smooth shape from the waist down.

Who Is A Good Candidate for Body Lift Surgery?

Body lift surgery might be a good option if:

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FAQs about Body Lift Surgery

A body lift is typically used to treat both the belly and the back. It is circumferential, meaning that it goes all the way around the circumference of the body. In one treatment, a comprehensive lower body lift addresses the buttocks, belly, waist, hips, and thighs. A circumferential incision around the body eliminates extra skin and fat while also repositioning and tightening tissue.

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