A body lift, also called a circumferential abdominoplasty, is commonly performed after significant weight loss. Sagging skin remains after weight loss, appearing in the abdominal area, the flanks, the lower back, and the hips and buttocks. During a body lift, this excess skin is removed and the features are lifted to achieve a firmer, tighter contour. This procedure helps complete the weight loss journey, resulting in the sculpted physique you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
The primary goal of a body lift is to remove excess skin and stubborn fat. It is often combined with liposuction to target pockets of fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise. Body lifts can also smooth out the skin to remove dimpling and irregular surfaces, which is common with dramatic fat loss.
- Arm lift (Brachioplasty): Saggy upper arm skin is a common side effect of sudden fat loss.
- Butt lift: Butt lifts and/or augmentation can restore shape and perkiness to a droopy derriere.
- Liposuction: Surgical and permanent removal of fat deposits helps to shape and contour the body.
- Thigh lift: Loose skin on and near the thighs and buttocks can be lifted and shaped for a voluptuous, smooth appearance.
- Tummy tuck: The belly, sides, and lower back area can be “trimmed” and shaped to achieve a flat, taut tummy and remove the muffin top.