What is a body lift?

Also called belt lipectomy or torsoplasty, a circumferential body lift removes excess skin and fat from the torso (back and front). The procedure also tightens underlying muscles to create a smoother and firmer body contour. A body lift can address concerns such as:

  • Sagging skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite
  • Stubborn fat deposits that have not responded to diet and exercise

The transformative procedure targets various body areas, including the following:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Lower back

Candidates for body lifts typically suffer from loose (inelastic) skin on many or most body areas due to age, childbearing, or significant weight loss due to diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery. The procedure is often combined with breast lifts, arm lifts, and liposuction to create the most attractive proportions.

Types of Body Lift Procedures

During the procedure, skin is lifted from underlying tissue, muscles are tightened and stitched, fat is removed where necessary, and the incisions are closed. The navel is often removed and replaced in its new position.

The different types of body lifts include the following:

  • Lower body lift: A lower body lift primarily focuses on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs. It involves the removal of excess skin and fat from these areas, resulting in a more sculpted and contoured lower body.
  • Upper body lift: An upper body lift targets the upper back, breasts, and arms. It can address sagging skin and excess fat in these areas, creating a more toned and youthful upper body appearance.
  • Total body lift: A total body lift combines lower and upper body lift procedures to address the entire body comprehensively. It provides full-body rejuvenation and contouring for a complete physical transformation.
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Why choose us: Your partner in body transformations

Dr. Troy Callahan, our founder at Northern New Jersey Plastic Surgery and the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Englewood Health, brings years of experience and specialized knowledge in body lift procedures. His expertise and precision ensure exceptional results that align with your aesthetic goals. From your initial consultation to post-operative care, we provide comprehensive support and guidance throughout your journey. Our compassionate team will be there for you, addressing any questions or concerns and ensuring your comfort and well-being. Northern Jersey Plastic Surgery Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a comfortable environment designed to provide the highest standard of care. We prioritize your safety, comfort, and privacy throughout your body lift experience.

The procedure A customized transformation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Troy Callahan will carefully evaluate your concerns and goals. He will discuss the available options, recommend the most appropriate body lift procedure or combination of methods, and tailor the treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Dr. Callahan's expertise and attention to detail ensure that your body lift in Englewood is customized to achieve your desired outcomes.

The surgical process typically involves making incisions in strategic locations to minimize visible scarring. Excess skin and fat are removed, underlying tissues are tightened, and the remaining skin is carefully repositioned and sutured for a smoother, more contoured appearance. Dr. Callahan's surgical precision and artistic skill result in natural-looking outcomes that enhance your body shape and proportions.

Recovery after a body lift

After a body lift procedure, you will need to plan on ample time to recover and heal. Surgical tubes may be necessary for a few days to drain any fluid, and patients may need to wear compression garments for a few weeks to facilitate faster healing. After surgery, patients are encouraged to walk as soon as possible, but strenuous activities must be limited for about a month. Results are visible immediately; most patients can return to work within two to three weeks after the surgery.

Dr. Troy Callahan will provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. You can expect swelling, bruising, and some discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications and by following all aftercare instructions. Attending follow-up appointments as scheduled to monitor your progress and address any concerns is crucial. Gradually, as your body heals, you will begin to see the transformative results of your body lift. While individual recovery experiences may vary, most patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks, with improvements continuing to evolve and the incision scars fading.

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The final step in your weight loss Customized body lift surgery in New Jersey

We congratulate you on your success if you have lost significant weight due to bariatric surgery, medications, or dieting and exercise! A body lift in Englewood may be necessary if you have been left with excess skin, fat, and tissue. The result is a slim, sculpted body that allows you to wear tight clothing confidently, exercise without concerns about excess skin and tissue, and show off your body at the beach or pool.

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