A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.
The procedure removes excess sagging fat and skin, and can improve an irregular, dimpled skin surface commonly known as cellulite.
A body lift may include these areas:
- Abdominal area – locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
- Buttocks which may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
- Groin that may sag into inner thigh
- Thigh – the inner, outer, or posterior thigh, or the thigh’s circumference
Some factors which may contribute to poor tissue elasticity are aging, sun damage, pregnancy, significant fluctuations in weight, and genetic factors.
However, a body lift is not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. In cases where where the skin has good elasticity, liposuction is generally used to remove excess fat deposits.
In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and body lift techniques may be recommended.