A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy is a general procedure that improves your appearance by removing excess fat and skin from a certain section or the entire body. Unlike specific area treatments like an arm lift or thigh lift, a body lift can treat larger areas or combine several different treatments in one procedure.
Depending on where your most troubling problem areas are, Dr, Bonillas can perform an upper, mid, lower or total body lift. Most patients seek a lower body lift to correct sagging and folds in these problem areas.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can take four to seven hours depending on the type of lift desired. Dr. Bonillas usually treats the abdomen first, making a horizontal incision along the pubic area and then removing excess skin and fat. This is then repeated in other targeted areas such as the buttocks, thighs and upper arms. A body lift can also be combined with liposuction to receive optimal results.
A body lift is a major surgical procedure that requires a significant recovery time, including a short hospital stay and several weeks at home before returning to regular activities.