A body lift improves the shape and tone of the tissues that support fat and skin. It can reshape the mid-body contour and correct sagging or fatty skin. It can also help return the body to its pre-pregnancy shape. Also known as a belt lipectomy, a body lift can treat the abdominal area, buttocks, groin area and thigh.
Before deciding if this surgery is right for you, consider the following questions:
- Are you considered to be in overall good health?
- Do you have enough time to devote to the recovery period necessary to heal?
- Do you have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery?
- Do you understand all the risks and benefits of this body modification?
The process involves administering anesthesia and making an incision along the desired area of change. An incision can be made in the shape of a bikini line or a circumferential shape, depending on the body area that you choose to enhance. The incision sites are then closed and adhesive dressing or bandages will be applied for healing. A surgery can last between three and seven hours depending on the patient.
Their are some risks associated with a body lift including:
- Numbness of skin sensation
- Skin loss.
It is not intended solely for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction may also be necessary during the body lift procedure to form new shape contours. As with any body procedure, results will vary based on each individual patient.
It is imperative to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience and knowledge of the surgery you desire to have. If you have questions about a body lift surgery, or any other procedure, schedule a consultation with The Lett Center.