Body Lift / Circumferential Lipectomy


Also known as a circumferential abdominoplasty or belt lipectomy, this procedure basically does everything that an extended abdominoplasty does only with the removal of any excess skin on the lower back and elevation of the buttocks. The width of the belt of the tissue to be excised depends on the amount of fat and extra skin you have.

The reason people seek this procedure is often due to having a large area of sagging skin from massive weight loss. This procedure is commonly performed after bariatic surgery, or after a dietary weight loss because of morbid obesity. Morbid obesity causes excessive stretching of the skin around the trunk, lateral thighs, lower back, buttocks, hips and flanks. A body lift, or circumferential lipectomy, can perfectly recontour the trunk and remove any excess skin at the same time.

This may vary from surgeon to surgeon. It usually involves making a circumcision at or below your waist, removing excess skin, and closing the incision with tension to create a tighter skin. The scar is usually hidden where you wear your underwear (your bikini line or just above the pubic hair area) and will extend to your hip bone and around, again dependant on your individual procedure and preferences. Make sure you discuss all these details with your surgeon so you know exactly what to expect.

Q. Why have a body lift / circumferential lipectomy?

A. It is usually considered for massive weight loss patients. It is an ideal procedure for those with excessive, sagging skin that will not budge no matter how much exercise or strength training you do. You should only undergo a body lift once you have reached or have almost reached your ideal weight to avoid having to deal with even more excess skin once you have.

Q. How does a body lift differ from liposuction?

A. Liposuction removes small areas of fat. It does not remove skin, which is what the body lift is able to do. Liposuction can be performed in conjunction with a body lift to create better shape, tone and contour. Your surgeon will be able to recommend what procedures are right for you.

Q. How long does the procedure last?

A. It depends on what procedures are included in the body lift and what your individual circumstance is. Depending on how much skin is to be removed, and whether or not liposuction is included, etc., it can take anywhere from between three to seven hours.

Q. What is the recovery time and when can I go back to my regular activities?

A. A body lift, or circumferential lipectomy, is major surgery and will require quite a lengthy recovery period. Most people may start doing light physical activities at around two weeks, but it is suggested you will need between four and six weeks before you can resume your normal routine and this is with restrictions. It can take up to six weeks to three months before the swelling fully resides and you are recommended not to resume exercising until at least six to eight weeks. You are likely to have bruising for at least a few weeks. Each person is different and it is all dependent on how you feel and your doctor’s suggestions. You should definitely ensure you have assistance in place for the first two weeks as moving will be difficult and often painful. It is recommended you take at least two to three weeks off work.

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Body Lift - what's the Medicare story? Body Lift – what’s the Medicare story? With Dr Tim, Cosmetic Culture NSW July 4, 2016 - Trish: I’m here today with Dr. Tim from Cosmetic Culture, and they’re based in Penrith, Pyrmont and Lane Cove, in Sydney. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us today today. Dr. Tim: Thank you for having me. Trish: We’re going to talk about body lift. It’s one of the procedure I’m passionate about. Can you tell us a little bit about the body lift. What actually is the body lift procedure? Dr. Tim: In a nutshell, the body lift is really just taking out a tyre, if you like, of tissue, which is skin fat around the body. You can either take a tyre that’s very low on the body so that you’re lifting up more of the buttock or you can take a tyre a little bit higher up that’s giving you a better waistline. It’s really taking a tyre of tissue right off the body and then re-opposing the two edges of the skin and tissues. Trish: Like the tree rim. Dr. Tim: Yeah, it’s like a tree rim. Speaker 1: Who is this procedure good for? Who is the best candidate for it? Dr. Tim: It’s typically aimed for patients who have […]
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Dr Alex Moya – "The Corset Body Lift" Dr Alex Moya – “The Corset Body Lift” April 8, 2014 - One of the Guest Professors at the 18th Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Workshop for 2014 was Dr. Alex Moya. A Miami native, he presented a number of talks on Major Brachioplasty, Corset Trunkoplasty (explained below), Reverse Abdominoplasty, plus much more. We found his talks to be most insightful and informative. Below is some further information on Dr. Alex Moya’s remarkable career. Dr Alex Moya – “The Corset Body Lift” Dr Alexander P. Moya is known for the revolutionary new surgical technique for comprehensive contouring of the abdomen and waistline after a significant weight loss, “The Corset Body Lift” (or corset trunkplasty). He is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon based in the United States. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He also participates in the American Board of Medical Specialities (ABMS). Dr. Alex Moya was born and raised in Northern Virginia. He took B.S. Biology at Virginia Tech and graduated with honors. He then pursued his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and took his internship and residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater […]
Q & A with a Plastic Surgeon on Thigh Lifts and Body Lifts Q & A with a Plastic Surgeon on Thigh Lifts and Body Lifts November 22, 2013 - Recently we brought you the inspiring story of Jess. Jess who is 21 years old started her journey with weight loss at the age of 17 and lost a total of 70kg. She used to weigh just over 150kg and currently weighs in at 80kg. To assist in getting her figure to its best possible shape Jess had a body lift, breast lift and augmentation (all at the same time!). Dr. Dilip Gahankari from Advanced Aesthetics in the Gold Coast was the surgeon who performed all these procedures for Jess. Dr. Gahankari is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over 15 years experience who specialises in minimal scar plastic surgery of the face, breasts and body. Dr Gahankari is keenly aware of the importance of short scars in modern plastic surgery and is dedicated to delivering the natural look. Recently we have been receiving a large number of questions from our readers about thigh lifts and body lifts so we thought whom better than have Dr. Dilip Gahankari answer himself. Make sure you stay tuned for Dr. Dilip Gahankari’s feature coming up soon. And if you have any questions you would like to ask Dr. Gahankari yourself click here. How many […]
Jess’ Story November 18, 2013 - Before I had my Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2011, I asked the opinions of friends and family. What did they think of the surgery, would it help me, was it appropriate for me, could I do something so drastic, could I lose weight, could I stick to a healthy diet? I genuinely wanted to know what the people I cared about most thought about my future. After careful research, most of them were really positive and encouraging. Some told me that I was a cheater, and that I was taking the easy way out. I didn’t listen to those negative and nasty people. If they preferred me sick or dead because of my weight than me having surgery to help myself, then there was no longer room for them in my life. You find out who your real friends are when you are going through a tough time. As hard as it is, it’s best to wipe these people from your life. A lion doesn’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep. If I had listened to those people and what they wanted, I would still be morbidly obese, horribly depressed and sick. It was the best decision I ever […]
Jess’ Story (Video Transcript) – My Body Lift, Breast Lift & Augmentation After Losing 70 kg October 1, 2013 - Part 1 Nina: Hi, today here at the Plastic Surgery Hub, we’re talking to the beautiful Jessica. Jessica is 21 years old and she has lost 70 kilos. She used to weigh 150 kilos. And today she’s got to let us know a little bit about her journey. She had a gastric sleeve surgery, and it’s also worth noting she also had a breast lift, a body lift and augmentation, all at the same time. We are going to talk to Jess today about what she went through. We are also going to answer some questions from our readers that we got online. Nina: So hi Jess, thank you, can you first of all just let us know a little bit about how your journey started, like when did you decide that you needed to lose weight? Jess: When I was 17 I decided that I needed to do something about my weight. I tried everything before and nothing had worked for me and I just had to do it. Nina: And could tell us a little bit about what happens first, like, you had your gastric sleeve surgery obviously, how did you decide who to go with? Jess: Well, […]
Jess' Story Jess’ Story – My Body Lift, Breast Lift & Augmentation After Losing 70 kg October 1, 2013 - Watch our interviews with Jess where she talks about her surgery experience after losing 70 kg. She has had a body lift, breast lift & augmentation. Interview with Jess Read her story here Before and After Photos of Jess   NinaNina is a TV presenter focusing on beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands and a freelance writer. She is passionate about the welfare of animals, loves to surf, and lives in beautiful Byron Bay.
Jessie - My Body Lift and Breast Lift & Augmentation Jessie – My Body Lift and Breast Lift & Augmentation September 3, 2013 - I met Jessie a week ago, after she put a review up for Dr Dilip Gahankari. Wow is all I can say. I LOVE this girl! She’s only 21 years old and has lived the majority of her life (at least up till now!) in a body that on the outside, wasn’t really who she was on the inside. We will be doing a full story on Jessie and her journey in the next few weeks, so make sure you follow our blog to keep up to date with her story. In the meantime, here’s what the beautiful Jessie had to say about the surgeon that did her body lift earlier this year. “I am currently 4 months out from a breast lift/augment and body lift after massive weight loss. I had a Gastric Sleeve in April 2011, worked my butt off (literally) with exercise and healthy food, and lost around 70kg. Dilip and his team are absolutely phenomenal. His support, information, resources and expertise was incredible. I had (and still have) 24 hour contact available to me with him and his primary nurse. I had zero complications (aside from pain etc to be expected), and I’ve been back at […]


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