Body lift surgery

This is a new procedure which is growing in popularity and in response to the demand for obesity surgery. Obesity surgery is on the increase and this surgery is undertaken to remove excess fat and skin following drastic weight loss.

Due to its extensive nature it is usually carried out in threes stages.

What is a ‘Body Lift’?

This surgery is performed to remove excess fat and sagging skin which occurs as a result of massive weight loss. This extreme weight loss usually follows obesity surgery procedures such as gastric bypass or biliopancreatic diversion.

Gastric bypass is a popular choice of procedure for those patients who have tried all weight loss methods such as anti-obesity medication, dieting and exercise but to no avail. They have found that they either fail to lose weight or regain it quickly after a period of dieting.

A gastric bypass is the last resort. It’s in demand and does result in vast amounts of weight being lost. However, the skin will have been stretched due to excessive weight gain and when that weight is lost it does not return to its original shape. In other words it stays stretched.

What this means is that the patient is left with drooping folds of skin and fat. These excess folds of skin are usually seen around the abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs. The skin will also be wrinkled and lack elasticity and tone.

A body lift is as the name says: it is performed on more than one part of the body and includes abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) as well.

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