Mention the word “facelift,” and most people—men and women alike—will know what the procedure entails. Some may even know the technical term for this procedure, which is rhytidectomy. However, utter the words “body lift,” and people will likely respond with a quizzical look on their faces.
Body lift surgery bears a few similarities with facelift as both share the same purpose: to improve the appearance of the patient. However, whereas a facelift primarily targets signs of aging like wrinkles and lines, a body lift procedure primarily focuses on excess fat and sagging skin after weight loss, either through bariatric surgery or natural means like a good amount of diet and exercise. A body lift surgery is typically performed in three stages under general anesthesia. Continue Reading