Body Lift (Circumferential)

The Body Lift is used to tighten and tone the abdomen, hips, flanks, and the posterior trunk after patients have experienced extensive weight loss. The buttocks and the outer thighs are also lifted with this procedure. This operation is for those individuals who have looseness of tissues that extends around the whole mid region. This procedure has become popular amongst patients who have undergone bariatric surgery procedures like gastric bypass or lap bands or have had success in loosing large amounts of weight through diet and exercise.

This operation is done under general anaesthesia and may require overnight hospitalization. Recovery from this operation is somewhat more extensive than from an abdominoplasty and is in the area of 4 – 6 weeks.

For more information and specific details on this surgery please visit one of the links below.

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons