A body lift may also be referred to as a belt lipectomy, torsoplasty or panniculectomy. The circumferential body lift is performed to remove excess skin from the torso and upper legs.
who is a good candidate for a body lift?
Candidates for body lifts typically suffer from loose (inelastic) skin on many or most areas of the body as a result of age, childbearing or 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.
What should I expect during a body lift procedure?
During the procedure, skin is lifted from underlying tissue, muscles are tightened and stitched, fat is removed where necessary, and the skin is sutured closed. Surgical tubes may be needed for a few days to drain any fluid, and patients need to wear compression garments for a few weeks to facilitate faster healing.
What should i expect during my body lift recovery?
After surgery, patients are encouraged to walk as soon as they are able to, although strenuous activities must be limited for about a month or longer. Results are visible immediately.