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Why is body lift surgery done?
Body lift surgery is a procedure done to
- remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, hips and lower back,
- to lift the buttocks and outer thighs and
- to tighten the underlying muscles of the abdominal wall
occurring as a result of
- massive weight loss
- gravity and
How is body lift surgery done?
- An short incision is made that extends from the anterior part of the body/groin crease around to the buttock crease to raise the inner bodys only
- A long incision is made that starts in the buttock crease, extends around the groin, up over the side of the abdomen, over the flank and across the back to lift the entire body and buttock (circumferential lower body lift).
- The skin on the body is separated from the fat and muscle below after which the excess skin is removed.
- The remaining skin is stretched back in place and the incisions are closed with small stitches.
- The area is wrapped with bandages to aid healing.