What is a Body Lift?
A body lift, also known as a Circumferential Abdominoplasty, is truly a resculpting of the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Viewed as individual components, the body lift procedure includes a tummy tuck, a thigh lift, and a buttock lift. With a body lift, in addition to pulling down the excess skin from the abdominal area, you lift the sagging skin of the thighs and buttocks and hide the scar in the bikini line.
Body lifts very common for patients after major weight loss. Other procedures which are popular after major weight loss are Breast Lift and arm lift.
In this episode of "The Doctors", the patient had lost 180 pounds and is suffering from severely lax and excessive skin. The patient has 1 square yard of skin removed. She literally lost 15 pounds of excess skin and fat from her abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs and breasts in this one surgery.
Patients need to be healthy enough to undergo the surgery which tends to be extensive and can last eight or more hours. Prices vary depending upon the scope of the surgery but can run upwards of $50,000 according to the show.