A surgical procedure performed to reshape the lower torso and upper legs, the belly, hips, back, buttocks and/or thighs. Maybe performed in stages rather than in one surgical session.
Approximately 4-8 hours.
Return to work in three to six weeks. Resume strenuous activity after six to twelve weeks.
Permanent, as long as weight remains stable.
Body lifts are one of the fastest-growing areas of plastic surgery due to the increasing number of gastric bypass patients losing massive amount of weight. Surgery is best performed once weight loss has reached plateau.
Pros: dramatic improvement in appearance.
Cons: extensive scarring and significant recovery time.