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What Does a Body Lift Include?

Posted June 11, 2024 in Body Lift

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It can be upsetting to have sagging, excess skin that distorts your body figure. Body lift surgery can treat excess skin and fat from the stomach down to the buttocks and thighs. This blog discusses how excess skin and fat can hide your body contours, what a body lift can achieve, and what results you can expect.

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Sagging Skin & Stubborn Fat

You may have lost a lot of weight and could use a helping hand with what’s been left behind. Many people struggle with excess sagging skin and stubborn fat in the stomach, hips, thighs, and buttocks. It is especially common to deal with issues in these body areas if you’ve undergone significant weight loss, as you’ll be left with stretched-out skin that doesn’t suit your newly slim body contours. Additionally, even if you’ve lost a lot of weight, stubborn fat tends to stay in areas like the stomach and thighs. It can be frustrating to feel that your appearance doesn’t reflect all the exercise, healthy foods, and effort you’ve put into your weight loss. 

Body lift surgery/belt lipectomy can remove excess droopy skin from the stomach to the buttocks, as well as stubborn pockets of fat, dramatically improving your appearance. After a body lift, many patients are able to enjoy showing off their slim, sculpted body contours that complement their weight loss results. 

What Can a Body Lift Achieve? 

A body lift can provide stunning body contouring results in the mid to lower portion of the body. However, it is essential to note that body lift surgery should not be viewed as a way to lose weight. While some stubborn fat can be removed during the procedure, you should not enter this surgery with the expectation of losing a lot of weight. You can expect to eliminate droopy, sagging skin and reveal smoother, tighter skin that shows off your natural body contours. 

What Areas Are Treated During a Body Lift? 

Body lift surgery is sometimes called a lower body lift or a belt lipectomy, and it involves treating the body with a circumferential approach. The patient’s body will be turned one to two times during the procedure, allowing Dr. Aly to access the front, sides, and back of the body. 

During a body lift, the following areas can be treated: 

  • A protruding stomach (often caused by diastasis recti or separation of the six pack muscle  
  • Hanging, sagging skin on the stomach
  • Droopy skin in the pubic region  
  • Sagging skin on the thighs  
  • Saggy buttocks 
  • Excess skin on the back and flanks (sides of the body) 

What Will My Body Lift Accomplish?

  • Flatten out the belly
  • Lift the pubic area
  • Create as much of a waist as your body allows
  • Eliminate flank and lower back excess
  • Lift the front and sides of your upper thighs
  • Lift the buttocks 

What Will My Body Lift Results Look Like? 

Dr. Aly customizes each body lift procedure to fit the patient’s body and their desired goals. After body lift surgery, you can expect to see an immediate change in your appearance. However, your results will continue to develop up until one year after your surgery. Your body lift results will show off your contours and leave you with smooth, tightened skin. 

Want to Know More About Body Lift Surgery in Dallas, TX? 

If you’re interested in body lift surgery, contact Dr. Aly’s office by calling (214) 645-3213 or fill out our online contact form to learn more information. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Aly to find out if you’re a good candidate for a body lift and what your options are.