A body lift procedure addresses a serious problem created by major weight loss – with significant weight loss over a relatively short period of time, the remaining skin doesn’t always retain the elastic qualities needed to shrink back to a patient’s new, smaller shape. This often leaves patients with excessive amounts of hanging skin, which can be corrected with a body lift procedure. Circumferential body lift is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten muscles of the abdominal wall. Body lift results can be very, very dramatic, and the scar is hidden in the underwear area. A body lift is a major procedure and therefore it is done in a hospital.
The circumferential body lift is not a surgical treatment for being overweight. Obese individual who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery, including body lift, until they have been able to maintain their weight loss.
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