Circumferential Body Lift

Sometimes, when excess skin and fat accumulate around the waist, a standard abdominoplasty is unable to fully remove it. This is more common with patients who have a history of massive (greater that 100 pound) weight loss. A circumferential body lift combines a standard abdominoplasty with a back and buttock lift. The result is a ring of tissue removed around the waist. The patient has an incision that runs circumferentially around the body. This incision is placed to be well hidden in undergarments. The benefits of this surgery are tremendous. Patients note finally being able to buy clothes that fit and are able to fully enjoy the massive amount of weight they have worked so hard to loose.