Body Lift Surgery
You’ve done the hard work and lost a significant amount of weight – congratulations! You’re about to embark upon a healthier, fit lifestyle.
But you’re also left with the reminder of your excess weight – stretched skin and stubborn fatty deposits which, no matter what you do (diet & exercise), just won’t budge. It may be that you want to wear that new outfit but the excess skin still gets in the way of showing off your change of life.
Body Lift surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen, hips and waist and also the upper buttocks and upper thighs, usually after significant weight loss. Liposuction is also sometimes used as part of the procedure.
The body lift surgery procedure can also be used to tighten saggy skin due to childbirth or ageing. Areas of treatment include the hips, outer upper thighs, lower abdomen, and upper buttocks. The lower abdomen is reduced using techniques similar to those of a tummy tuck. The navel is preserved and repositioned, with the excess skin from the lower abdomen removed and the skin from the upper abdomen drawn down to be stitched along the lower fold. Skin and fat can also be removed and tightened around the thighs, hips and buttocks.
The type of body lift surgery that you have and the amount of skin removed will depend on your individual needs. Dr Milovic will advise and guide you within safe limits.
As well as being uncomfortable and heavy, excess skin can cause:
- Difficulty in walking and exercising
- Poor posture
- Aching of the back and shoulders
- Chronic rashes and infections in the folds
- Personal hygiene issues
- Low or poor self-esteem
A body lift may be effective in assisting with a normal clothing size, easier walking and physical activities, improved hygiene and comfort. View examples of our successful procedures in our Body Lift Surgery Gallery.