A body lift procedure involves the removal, lifting, and reshaping of excess skin and tissue from the abdominal area, potentially extending around the sides and into the lower back, hips, and/or buttocks. The natural aging process, damage from environmental factors, pregnancy, and significant fluctuations in weight can all contribute to poor tissue elasticity and cause noticeable sagging in these areas. A body lift, which can be performed as part of a larger post-bariatric surgery procedure, can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface and create a smoother, more contoured appearance.
Candidates for body lift surgery include those who have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise or those who have undergone bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Such rapid weight loss may leave behind loose, hanging skin in various areas of the body as well as discomfort, irritation, and self-consciousness. While liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours, a body lift goes a step further by removing the excess skin and tightening the underlying muscles.
The following doctors perform Body Lifts at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. Click on a doctor to learn more about their practice and to view Before & After plastic surgery photographs.