Full Body Lift
A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a procedure to raise and reshape unsightly, sagging body contours. Loose sagging skin is not only unsightly; it can get in the way of normal activities or movement, limit clothing choices and cause shame and embarrassment. Aging, pregnancy, certain genetic skin conditions, and major weight loss can result in skin that has lost its elasticity and seems to no longer fit the body. Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Montegut uses Body Lift Surgery to correct the problem of excessive hanging skin.
Am I a candidate for body lift surgery?
If you have successfully lost a significant amount of weight through changes in your eating habits or activities, or through bariatric surgery, post weight loss cosmetic surgery such as a body lift may be a good option to eliminate any excess skin. Choosing to undergo a body lift after weight loss is an excellent way to enhance your new slimmer figure.
Dr. Montegut performs body lift surgery in an Orange County hospital. The duration of this procedure varies depending on your body mass index and the complexity of the procedure. Body lift, especially for post-bariatric surgery patients, combines several body contouring techniques into a single comprehensive procedure, and could last from 4 to 8 hours under general anesthesia. Performed after weight loss surgery, body lift removes excess skin and fat from many commonly affected areas such as the arms, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. Procedures performed during a body lift include liposuction, tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, butt lift, and breast lift or breast augmentation.
The body lift procedure is considered a major procedure and you will need a significant amount of recovery time to heal. Usually you will stay in after-care facility 2 to 3 nights following your procedure.
A garment for compression purposes will also be given to you to wear; you must keep this on continuously, removing only when you are taking a shower or bath. Bandages and dressings applied post-operatively will be removed within a few days following surgery. Naturally, you should expect many restrictions on physical activities and recovery periods are normally about few weeks.