Body lift surgery is a procedure designed to remove excess skin for patients who have undergone massive weight loss and are left with loose saggy skin. Individuals who previously suffered from extreme obesity and have lost 50 or more pounds of fat are the most common candidates for body lift surgery. Prolonged periods of stretching skin – as is the case with extremely obese persons – leads to loss of skin elasticity and loose skin after the weight loss has occurred. Body lift surgery is the only way to tighten the loose skin.
During your body lift surgery Dr. Sproule will mark the areas that will be trimmed. Body lift surgery involves removing excess skin around the entire circumference of the waist. Once the excess skin has been removed, the remaining skin will be pulled up and sutured into place resulting in an incredible and immediate lift.