If you are interested in a more profound, full-body enhancement, the Body Lift might be the solution for you. This more extensive procedure removes and tightens skin along the abdomen, hips, thighs, and lower back — and even lifts the lateral thigh and buttock area in the process. The experienced Dr. Gregory A. Wiener offers body lift surgery for patients throughout Illinois. Call 773.763.3990 today to schedule your consultation and learn more!
What is a body lift?
A Body Lift, or Belt Lipectomy, utilizes a continuous incision around the entire pant or belt line. Through this incision, a Tummy Tuck is done, as well as the removal of excess skin and fat around the entire lower waistline, including the lower back buttock area. The abdomen, thighs, and buttocks are re-contoured altogether.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Body Lift?
Whether you have had extreme weight fluctuations with significant weight loss (especially after gastric bypass procedures or banding), or significant weight fluctuations due to pregnancy, or simply an excessive amount of loose skin due to the aging process, a Body Lift may be the best possible option for you.
If there is excessive, loose hanging skin, not only in the abdominal area, but also stretching around the upper thigh, hip, and lower back area, then removing this in one operation can result in a dramatic improvement.
How is a Body Lift Procedure Performed?
Liposuction is often added to the abdomen, hips, or flanks to improve the overall results. Typically, an overnight stay is required and a soft, silicone drain is placed just beneath the skin postoperatively. A tight-fitting compression garment, along with a tight abdominal binder is also worn for optimum post-operative results.
Does a Body Lift Require Anesthesia?
A typical Body Lift is done under general anesthesia.
What Our Patients Have to Say
“I had 2 separate surgeries to complete my body lift with Dr. Wiener. They couldn’t have gone better. I was anxious when interviewing doctors prior to surgery. Dr. Wiener was the one I felt most comfortable with and trusted. I no doubt made the right choice to go with Dr. Wiener. His staff was great and the follow-ups from them were first class as well. Both surgeries went perfect and I’ve had 0 issues since. I am grateful that I picked Dr. Wiener because the procedure couldn’t have gone better.” -realself.com
How Long Does a Body Lift Procedure Take?
Operative times range from 4 to 6 hours, depending on how extensive the procedure is, and whether liposuction will be administered to the area as well.
What is the Recovery Process Like After a Body Lift Procedure?
Recovery times for most daily activities range from 2 to 3 weeks. More strenuous activities can be resumed after 6 to 8 weeks.