What is involved in a body lift?
The areas treated with a body lift are the arms, thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen and breasts. A full body lift, including breast lift would probably be done in two or more sessions because the breast lift alone can take two hours or more, and the remaining body lift procedures up to six hours. The procedures involve surgically removing skin, multiple incisions and excisions that need time to heal, muscle tightening, and can involve liposuction and fat transfer. Recovery often involves drains, tight garments and wound care. Your daily activities are best kept to a minimum for optimal results.
Is a face lift one of the body lift procedures?
A face lift is not usually considered to be one the body lift procedures. Face lifts are treated separately. Like the breast lift, the time and recovery involved in these procedures should be allocated separately, where the body lift procedures are often done to compliment the adjacent areas.
Does a body lift involve liposuction?
Very often liposuction is used in the body lift procedure to remove stubborn areas of fat that just do not go away with diet and exercise. Where fat transfer is done, liposuction may be used to collect fat to be used to plump or shape other areas of your body.