Body lift

Body lift

Plastic surgery

Major weight loss can leave excess sagging skin on the stomach, which then lacks the elasticity to shrink, as well as excess skin in the lower back, buttocks, and often the thighs as well. This sagging skin is often not only an aesthetic problem but can also have a negative impact on physical health (skin problems), as well as on mental health.

In fact, body lift is the name for two procedures– abdominoplasty and gluteoplasty – performed at the same time or frequently in two separate phases.

What is body lift

As the name implies, this procedure removes skin from the whole body, primarily on the belly, back, and buttocks. Large amounts of excess skin due to major weight loss appear in men and women equally.

The first phase involves performing abdominoplasty (surgery on the abdominal wall) to correct diastasis recti (close the gap in the muscles), correct the hernia (hernioplasty), if present, remove excess skin, and also perform liposuction to eliminate excess fat from the belly and waist.

The second phase (usually after a period of at least three months) involves gluteoplasty (butt lift) to remove excess skin in the lower back and buttocks. The scar above the buttocks is essentially a continuation of the abdominoplasty scar, resulting in a single circular scar.

What can you gain from this procedure

  • The combination of abdomino- and gluteoplasty
  • The solution to sagging skin after a major weight loss
  • A procedure suitable for both men and women


Před / Po

Before the procedure

If you are traveling to ABClinic Art & Beauty for a body lift from abroad, the first consultation can take place using photographs or online.

The procedure

Body lift is performed at our clinic in two separate procedures at least three months apart. The first step is abdominoplasty. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and may take between one and three hours depending on the scope and type of the procedure. If abdominoplasty is performed as a part of a combined procedure, then the surgeon first removes the appropriate amount of fat tissue and then begins the actual abdominoplasty, first correcting diastasis recti or hernia, if present, and then removing excess skin. Finally, the surgeon closes the incision.

The second step is gluteoplasty. This surgery is also performed under general anesthesia and takes between one and three hours depending on the scope and type of the procedure. For a combined procedure, the surgeon first removes the appropriate amount of fat tissue and then performs the lift. The surgeon may remove excess skin from the lower back only and lift the skin on the buttocks, or may make an incision in the crease of the buttocks and remove sagging skin in the lower fourth of the buttock, or may opt for a combination of the two. Finally, the surgeon closes the incisions.

After the procedure

Each of the body lift surgeries requires brief in-patient care at our clinic. You will need to be mostly on bed rest for ten to fourteen days. You will need to wear a post-surgical compression garment to minimize bruising and swelling for six to eight weeks.

We usually recommend beginning post-surgical lymphatic drainage and regular massages two weeks after each surgery. You can resume exercising and sports gradually starting four weeks after surgery, but full exertion must wait until six weeks after the second procedure.

Důležité informace

Výsledek body liftu je dlouhodobý, nezastaví však přirozený proces stárnutí. Udržet výsledky body liftu co nejdéle vám pomohou pravidelné procedury určené ke zpomalení procesů stárnutí těla. Na naší klinice je k dispozici široká škála terapií pomocí přístrojů JEISYS a procedury od RENEVE MONACO.

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