Significant fluctuations in weight and genetic factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity resulting in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. A lower body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.
Body lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction can accomplish that if the skin has good elasticity and naturally conforms to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and body lift procedures is recommended.
Sagging fat and skin are removed and the procedure(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, which is commonly known as cellulite. A body lift may include these areas:
Results of body lift surgery are visible almost immediately. However, it may take up to 24 months or more to achieve the final results of the body lift procedures. Some visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long-term, provided you maintain a stable weight and fitness level.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including: