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Body Lift

A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity.

Body lift words to know

Abdominoplasty

A surgical procedure to correct the apron of excess skin hanging over your abdomen.

Circumferential incision

A surgical incision around the body to remove the "belt" of excess skin and fat and additional incisions that may resemble a bikini bottom pattern.

Circumferential thigh lift

A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the outer and mid-thigh.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Liposuction

Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin's surface to reduce fullness.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Lower body lift

Surgical procedure to correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs.

Macerated skin

Excess skin that hangs and becomes wet or infected underneath.

Medial thigh lift

A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the inner thigh.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.

Tummy tuck

A surgical procedure to correct the apron of excess skin hanging over your abdomen.



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