A body lift, medically-termed a belt lipectomy, is a surgery to remove excess skin and fat on the front, sides and back your mid to lower body. Unlike a tummy tuck, focused on the abdomen, the incisions used in a body lift continue around the body to provide access to remove excess skin on the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks in one surgery.
A body lift can repair the following:
A toned, firm figure can be achieved with a healthy diet and consistent exercise. However, genetic factors and age can lead to loss of skin elasticity, and even with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, you may have developed sagging skin and tissue on your body that can be removed in a custom body lift, performed by leading body sculpting surgeon, Dr. Khalifeh.
To prepare for your surgery, a full evaluation of your condition will be performed by Dr. Khalifeh, including:
A body lift is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The surgery may take four hours or more to complete. Dr. Khalifeh will perform your surgery at our accredited private surgery center or at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC. The steps of the procedure include:
If you are considering a body lift or any other plastic surgery procedure, contact Dr. Khalifeh today to set up your complimentary initial consultation. Dr. Khalifeh is a leading DC plastic surgeon who is known for his expertise in body contouring surgery such as liposuction, tummy tuck, body lift, and more. Call our Washington DC plastic surgery practice today to schedule a private consultation and evaluation.
Once your procedure is complete, your newly sculpted body will be visible immediately and will have a more contoured look. After the first month, the swelling will have faded, and you can start to enjoy your new look. The scars fade away over time, appearing as slim, silver lines in your skin, barely noticeable.
If you continue to maintain your weight and incorporate exercise and a healthy diet into your lifestyle, the results of your body lift procedure will last for many years. Your skin will continue to age, but the overall slimmer, firmer body contour should last a lifetime.
Overnight hospital stays are not required, but you may wish to do so for peace of mind and for the support provided by nursing care.
Body lifts are known to be very safe with a low risk of complications if post-surgery care and procedures are followed. In rare cases, patients have experienced infection, swelling, skin contour irregularities, changes in skin sensation, reopening of the incisions, and more.