A body lift procedure improves the shape and tone of the body by removing excess skin and fat. Our skin naturally loses elasticity over time and as a result of being stretched. When an individual loses a large amount of weight due to bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, skin can fail to return to its original size and shape, leaving excess skin. A body lift can remove this excess skin and return the body to a smoother appearance.
Depending on the areas of concern for a patient, your surgeon may recommend either an upper, mid, lower, or a circumferential body lift. A circumferential body lift targets the midsection, back, buttocks and thighs in one procedure.
A circumferential body lift procedure is specially crafted to the needs of the patient. The procedure itself involves tightening the muscles and removing excess skin and fat in your midsection, thighs, back, and buttocks.
A circumferential body lift is typically performed under general anesthesia and will require an overnight stay after the procedure. Due to the extensive nature of a circumferential body lift, the recovery length is typically about 4 – 6 weeks. You will be recommended to refrain from exercise or any strenuous physical activity for 8 – 10 weeks, as well as wear a compression garment for about a month.
*Individual results and experiences may vary