Circumferential body lift is performed to remove excess skin from the back as well as from the abdomen.
Candidates for body lifts typically suffer from loose inelastic skin on many or most areas of the body as a result of significant weight loss due to diet, exercise or bariatric surgery. Because of this, the procedure is often combined with others such as breast lifts, arm lifts and liposuction to retain a proper body proportion. Body lifts tighten and tone the abdomen, back, buttocks, hips and thighs.
Often patients prefer to split this into two smaller procedures rather than a single large one for safety and comfort.
Body lift procedures are surgical procedures that require extensive incisions. The length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as surgical judgment. Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits.
A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports skin. The procedure can include the abdominal area, buttocks, and different areas of the thigh.
The results of body lift surgery are visible almost immediately. Your new uplifted body contours should be long-lasting, providing the patient maintains his/her weight and has an active, healthy lifestyle.
Body lift surgery is highly customizable to the unique goals of each patient. Due to the many different types of procedures, recovery time is dependent on the procedure and the patient. Discuss your personal recovery plan with your surgeon.
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