A circumferential body lift combines an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and a lower body lift into one operation.
The goals of the surgery are to tighten the abdominal muscles, lift the thighs hips and buttocks, and remove extra skin and tissue from the abdomen, love handles, and lower back.
Many candidates for this type of operation are the ones who have gone through a major loss of weight, and they are anxious to remove the unpleasant skin folds. Those having sagging skin due to factors like pregnancy and aging might also be good candidates as well.
If you feel that you might be a good candidate for such a process, and you are making plans to undergo a body lift process, you must get in touch with one of our expert surgeons so we can understand your requirements. The first step is to schedule a consultation with our Board Certified Surgeons at Lift Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas. We can give you the the advice you need, along with the results to meet your goals.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can reset the balance and anatomy of your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin through an incision hidden in your bikini line. At Lift Plastic Surgery we work with you to create figures that look great both in and out of clothes.
The body lift process is the best option to get rid of the sagging of skin resulting from factors like aging and loss of weight. The skin's natural suppleness can be ensured with the help of this cosmetic operation which can aid in maintaining the youthfulness of the dermis.
This type of surgery aims to retain the contour of the body for almost every area of the body, such as the knees, hips, tummy, back, waist, breasts, chest, arms and thighs.
The obvious advantage is that both procedures are combined into one operation. However, this will make recovery a little longer and more difficult.
Since you will have an incision on both the front and back of your body, there may be a greater chance that a portion of the incision may open. If this happens, the wounds are usually manageable with dressing changes, and generally heal on their own without needing further surgery. You will also need to be repositioned several times during the operation while you are asleep in order for us to access all the necessary areas.
The choice of whether or not to do a circumferential body lift usually depends on the list of total procedures that are being planned for the patient. If multiple procedures are needed, it is generally not safe to complete them all in one operation, and it is easier to combine certain procedures together.
For example: if the ultimate plan involves an arm lift, breast augmentation/lift, abdominoplasty, lower body lift, and thigh lift, it may be more advantageous to perform the breast and abdominal surgery together since they are both done with you lying on your back, and then come back at a different time to perform the lower body lift. If no surgery is planned on the upper body, then it makes sense to proceed with the circumferential body lift.
If you’ve recently lost considerable weight or had a child, you may be left with extra folds of skin, as well as separated abdominal muscles. The end result is that your tummy isn’t as tight and toned as it used to be. For cases such as these, we offer tummy tuck procedures to remove the excess skin and tighten up your abdominal muscles.
Full tummy tuck: In this procedure, your surgeon makes an incision from hip to hip along your lower abdomen in order to remove excess skin above and below your belly button and tighten your abdominal muscles. Your doctor also uses liposuction to remove stubborn fat from the area.
Mini abdominoplasty: If you get a mini tummy tuck, your surgeon makes a smaller incision and removes excess tissue beneath your belly button and tightens your lower abdominal muscles.
After our surgeons make a low incision from hip to hip, they lift your fat and skin off the muscles of your abdominal wall. At this point, Dr. Patel and Dr. Truong may use liposuction to help contour your waist if necessary.
Then they tighten your abdominal muscles with permanent sutures and pull the skin down taut to remove any excess. To secure everything, our surgeons place special sutures between your fat and your abdominal wall to help decrease any fluid buildup and restore the anatomic lines of the abdomen.
In the last step, Dr. Patel and Dr. Truong place drains in the area and close your incisions with absorbable sutures, covering them with tape and skin glue. They then place you in a compression garment and, depending on your preference, you can either go home or stay the night in the hospital.
In order to spare you a second surgery, our plastic surgeons at Lift Plastic Surgery are also able to repair hernias at the same time you’re having your tummy tuck procedure. This means you spend less time recovering and more time enjoying your new body. If you have more questions about a tummy tuck or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Lift Plastic Surgery or use the online form to book a consultation.
A body lift is a surgical process that is most effective for the elimination of tissues and skin that are hanging. It is designed to contour the body, to ensure complete rejuvenation of the body. Those who lose lots of weight are left often with tissue and loose skin folds in the mid-lower area.
A full-body lift generally targets this section of the body. The areas that are treated commonly include the mid to lower back, buttocks, hips and more. However, a cosmetic surgeon is the only one who can customize your lift based on your particular requirements. He can help you get your body contour back with the removal of the excess amount of sagging skin and by having the body tissues tightened.
If you have recently lost a lot of weight, a procedure from Houston body lift specialists Dr. Patel and Dr. Truong might be the next step toward the well-toned shape that you’re looking for. A body lift removes sagging and redundant skin to tighten and tone your figure. Our qualified and experienced surgeons will consult and advise you on the best approach for your aesthetic goals.
This type of operation can be carried out along with other types of cosmetic processes, like tummy tuck and liposuction that aim at weight reduction and fat removal. Such types of processes can remove the fat deposits and extra skin simultaneously, and let you get your youthful appearance back.
Body Lift procedure involves the removal of an extra amount of skin, and in this kind of operation, a surgeon makes incisions in specific areas of the body. The length and pattern of the incision are based on the amount of skin that is to be detached as well as the particular body part it is supposed to be removed from. An absolute lower body lift can remove fat from the buttocks, hips, thighs, waist, and tummy with the help of just one process. The skin may be made tighter with circumferential incisions, and excess fat and skin can be eliminated. After the elimination, the incisions can be closed with the help of stitches.
At Lift Plastic Surgery, we form a close-knit team with you. We utilize our years of collective experience in all aspects of plastic surgery.