Body lifts allow surgeons to remove excess skin and fat from one or many areas of the body. You can re-sculpt your entire body with a total body lift or lower body lift, or choose one or more less extensive body contouring techniques such as an arm lift, thigh lift, and butt lift.
Body lift is usually a set of multiple procedures offered to patients after massive weight loss, resulting in a great excess of hanging loose skin at multiple body sites. It incorporates a range of procedures such as tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, buttock lift, breast lift etc. This approach is tailored to every patient, depending on their particular problem areas.
Classically, this occurs after weight loss surgery, popularised over the last few years. These include such procedures as gastrointestinal bypass operations, and the laparoscopic gastric band procedure. After stabilisation of the weight loss, with no change in the patient’s weight for some time (on average about 2 years after the weight loss surgery), body lift surgery is planned if the weight loss has led to the development of significant loose skin, of concern to the patient. At present, medicare rebates and health insurance claims are possible for these procedures.