Body Lift Saginaw
A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy is a general procedure that improves your appearance by removing excess fat and skin from a certain section or the entire body. Unlike specific area treatments such as an arm lift or thigh lift, a body lift treats larger areas or combine several different treatments into one procedure.
Depending on what areas you would like to have treated, Dr. Weiss can perform an upper, mid, lower or total body lift. Most patients seek a lower body lift to correct sagging and excess folds of the abdomen, outer thighs and buttocks.
The Body Lift Procedure
A body lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can take four to seven hours depending on the type of lift desired. For a lower body lift or circumferential abdominoplasty, Dr. Weiss usually treats the abdomen first, making a horizontal incision along the pubic area and removing excess skin and fat. The incision is carried across the top of the thighs and buttocks, and, in the process, the outer thighs and buttocks are lifted as the abdomen is flattened. Other body lifts focus on loose skin of the upper back, sides and breasts. A body lift can also be combined with liposuction to receive optimal results.
A body lift is a major surgical procedure that requires a significant recovery time, including a short hospital stay and several weeks at home before returning to regular activities.