A body lift, also known as a “belt lipectomy,” is performed to reshape the trunk circumferentially and remove excess skin that develops as a consequence of massive weight loss. Dr. Hutchinson performs body lift surgery in NYC and delivers personalized results that enhance not only your appearance but also your quality of life.
The Total Body Lift Procedure
The steps of a total body lift procedure will vary depending on the specific needs of each patient. In most cases, however, Dr. Hutchinson will operate on the stomach first, removing excess skin from the navel to the pubic area and then tightening the abdominal wall muscles. The fat and skin from above the navel are pulled down and sutured into place, and the navel is pulled out to its normal position. The procedure continues with the buttocks and thigh areas, with the incisions being made as inconspicuous as possible. In cases that require the removal of fat, liposuction is often involved. The entire body lift procedure takes 3-4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.