Body Lift surgery improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. At Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN, Body Lift surgery includes removing excess sagging fat and skin to achieve a firmer, more youthful-looking body contour.

Benefits of Body Lift Surgery

A well-toned body with smooth contours often is a sign of fitness achieved by healthy diet and exercise. But exercise cannot always achieve desired results for people who have loose, sagging skin and uneven contours. Aging, Sun Damage, pregnancy, and significant fluctuations in weight as well as genetic factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity. A body lift will also improve dimpled, irregular skin surface, commonly known as cellulite. A body lift will include these areas:

  • Abdominal Area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
  • Buttocks, that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
  • Groin that may sag into the inner thigh
  • Thigh, including the inner, outer, or posterior thigh, or circumferentially

The Body Lift Surgery Procedure

Incision lengths and patterns depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. A complete lower body lift surgery treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure. A circumferential incision around the body removes an apron of excess skin and fat and repositions and tightens tissues. A combination of liposuction and a surgical body lift may be necessary to achieve an improved contour and desired results. Deep support sutures within underlying tissues are made to help form these newly shaped contours.

After your body lift procedure is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to incisions. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.

The results of a body lift surgery are visible almost immediately. However it may take as much as one year or more for the final result of the body lift procedures to fully develop. Results are long-lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle.


If you would like additional information about a Body Lift, or if you are ready to schedule a private consultation with one of our physicians, contact Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN at (615) 321-1010.

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