A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy or lower body lift, is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and tissue from the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and sometimes the lower back. This procedure is often sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss and are left with loose, sagging skin as a result.
It is like an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with extension all the way around to the back.
A body lift is a major surgical procedure that typically involves making an incision around the lower abdomen and extending around the back and sides, forming a “belt-like” pattern. The excess skin and tissue are then removed, and the remaining skin is pulled tight and sutured. Liposuction may also be used to contour the area. The specific technique can vary based on the patient’s individual needs and goals.
Ideal candidates for a body lift are individuals who have achieved significant weight loss through diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery and are at a stable, healthy weight. They should also have excess skin and tissue that is causing functional or aesthetic concerns.