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Circumferential Bodylift


This procedure is also known as belt lipectomy. Often times, dramatic weight loss, weight fluctuation or natural aging results in sagging skin in area below the waistline. A Lower Body Lift surgery tightens and sculpts the buttocks, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs, hips and abdomen.

Loose skin that looks aesthetically displeasing or causes restricted mobility is removed. A lower body lift is appropriate if you are near your ideal weight and may be performed in conjunction with an upper body lift procedure. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful lower-body-lift surgery and are pleased with the results.

How is a lower body lift procedure performed?

Dr. Pedersen will create a circumferential incision extending around your torso, through which he will remove an apron of excess skin and fat below the incision and reposition and tighten your tissues. The remaining skin in your buttocks and thighs will be pulled upward and your skin and underlying tissues will be suspended and tightened. Once your back and sides have been addressed, your front side will be addressed.

At this point, two options are available, which will be discussed with you prior to your surgery. One option is to combine the lower body lift with abdominal contouring, otherwise known as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The other option is to combine the lower body lift with an inner thigh lift, if your abdomen does not require contouring or if you have already had an abdominoplasty.

* Disclaimer: Photo representation of procedures and services are models and should not be deemed as expected results.