Total Body Lift / Bodylift, Bodylifting
A body lift is extensive treatment consisting of a tummy-tuck and lifts to the thighs, hips and buttocks. A body lift is usually necessary after massive weight loss in patients who were heavily overweight. However, aging or genetic predisposition can also cause the skin to sag and hang in certain areas. Generally, the skin also shows stretch marks (striae) and takes on an unattractive bumpy or dimpled appearance (cellulite).
The goal of the surgery is to optically enhance the body contours while simultaneously tightening the skin and smoothing out the areas hit by cellulite. The sagging tissue is raised and partly removed. The resulting scars are positioned in such a way as to be easily concealed by underwear or swimwear. Corrections to body shape are limited by the elasticity and characteristics of your own body tissue. As every person is different, we will naturally be glad to advise you of you what is best for you as an individual in a personal consultation.
Combining a tummy tuck with lifts to the buttocks and thighs can give better aesthetic results than having only one of these procedures carried out. For details on the individual components of a body lift, see thigh lift, tummy-tuck and liposuction.
Upper body lifts are also possible. This is a combination of lifts to the upper-abdomen, breast, and back.
Aftercare and Recovery
After a body lift it is extremely important to wear compression garments in order to aid the healing process and ensure results that are as pleasing as possible. Conscientious aftercare also includes treatment to the scars so that they heal well and later appear as inconspicuous as possible.