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Body lift

A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a combination of a tummy tuck and many different surgeries to improve the look and shape of your abdomen, legs, buttocks, chest and arms. The body lift surgery is designed for those people whose body is prematurely showing the signs of age through a loss of tightness and excess of skin and fat throughout the body. Any number of factors can cause loose hanging tissue such as pregnancy, aging, genetic skin conditions, and rapid weight loss. A belt lipectomy can help sculpt your body back to normal.

A general anesthetic is almost always required to perform a body lift procedure and the length of the body lift surgery varies based on the particulars of the patient but 3-7 hours is typical. In some cases, it may be necessary to split up the surgery into two different sessions. A body lift is typically performed on an outpatient basis but certain individuals may be asked to remain in care overnight.

With proper diet and exercise the results of a body lift are permanent.

Recovery time

Because a Body Lift is a major surgical procedure recovery can take longer than is the case with a less invasive surgery, recovery time means patients are encouraged to be on their feet the next day following surgery, but bed rest may be necessary for up to two weeks and patients are typically able to return to work after about 6 weeks.