Body lift is a popular procedure for individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight from either diet and exercise or gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Wendel performs various combinations of both upper and lower body procedures for a truly personalized approach to help you achieve optimal results.
BEFORE & AFTER BODY LIFT
Actual patient of Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery.
CHOOSING BODY LIFT
Body Lift is a popular procedure for those individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight from either diet and exercise or gastric bypass surgery.
A Lower Body Lift is a form of tummy tuck that goes all the way around the front and back of a person’s torso, 360 degrees. It is also called a belt abdominoplasty or circumferential belt lift and combines the benefits of tummy tuck, lateral thigh lift and butt lift all in one procedure.
Various combinations of the above procedures can be performed together or separated into 2-3 surgical sessions for a truly personalized approach to body contouring after weight loss.
BODY LIFT SURGERY
Dr. Wendel performs this surgery in Nashville, TN using anesthesia in a fully accredited surgical facility. Dr. Wendel begins the surgery by making an incision below the bikini line. He then removes the excess skin located below the belly button, tightens or repairs the muscles along the abdomen and stretches the remaining upper abdominal skin to replace the lower abdominal skin. The belly button is repositioned and drains are placed into the tummy. The rest of the surgery is completed in the facedown position with the lateral hip and butt lift to complete the belt abdominoplasty. An overnight stay in the hospital is recommended. Dr. Wendel will go over abdominoplasty recovery instructions in order to minimize any discomfort.