After a dramatic weight loss, whether achieved through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, you are left with a final step – addressing the sagging skin and tissue that remains. A body lift is a custom contouring procedure to remove the excess skin that gets in the way of fully enjoying your new figure.
What Does a Body Lift Entail?
In many cases, a single surgery is all that is needed. In this procedure, the excess sagging skin on the abdomen, outer thighs, hips, waist, and buttocks is removed. This procedure involves an incision around the circumference of the body, through which the excess skin is removed and the underlying muscle structure tightened. The belly button may be relocated to the ideal position for a more attractive, natural look.
Your body lift may involve liposuction to enhance the results further, as you may have been left with fatty deposits that need to be removed. The incision is placed low on the body so that the scar is hidden from view, even when wearing a swimsuit, low-cut pants, or skirts.