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- Mommy Makeover
- Tummy Tuck
- Buttock Augmentation with Implants
- Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
- Arm Lift
- Thigh Lift
- Body Lift
- Post Weight Loss Body Contouring
- Face Surgery
- Reconstruction Surgery
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What Is a Body Lift?
Who Is a Good Candidate?
- You have lost a large amount of weight through bariatric surgery (such as gastric bypass or lap band surgery), diet and exercise or post pregnancy.
- You have folds of loose/inelastic skin that is resistant to reduction even with diet or exercise.
- Patients who are good candidates also are those who have a
- Desire for a tighter, firmer body.
- Sagging skin following an extreme loss in weight or bariatric surgery.
- Hanging skin following extreme weight loss.
- Discomfort from tucking excess skin into clothing.
- You should be at or close to your ideal weight, with a BMI less than 35.
- You should be at a stable weight for 6 months.
- The best candidates are non-smokers. Smoking increases the chance of complications including impairment in wound healing.
- Body lifts (Belt Lipectomy) involve lifting multiple areas of the body.
- Our very skilled surgeon, Dr. Anshu Gupta, uses the most advanced techniques in body lifts to improve body appearance including recontouring of arms, thighs, buttocks, tummy tuck, back rolls and any other areas requiring attention. It removes skin and fat and the remaining skin is tightened.
- The entire procedure may be done in one shot or may occur over several days. Staging will be done if it will improve results and minimize risks.
- Although the results of a body lift are instant, the final results can only be fully appreciated once the swelling has faded.
The incision for a body lift will travel around your circumference along your low hips and just above the buttocks.
- Dimpled or uneven soft tissue
- Lax, loose skin
- Excess fat and tissue
- Sagging body contours
- Stretch marks
- Abdominal bulge
- Back rolls
- Extra hanging thighs and lower buttock
- Flat appearance of upper part of the buttock
Some of the possible risks of a body lift include, but are not limited to, bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation, delayed or poor healing, skin loss, blood clots, excessive or widened scars, numbness and other changes in skin sensation and irregular or asymmetric contour or scars. In addition, any surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia.
Most patients return to work 6-week recovery after their surgery. It will depend on the requirements of your job. If you have a physically demanding job, 6 weeks is recommended.
No. However there is a BMI requirement of less than 35. This is in order to reduce your risk of complications and ensure you have a safe recovery. Enter your height and weight below to calculate your current BMI.