What happens during the procedure?
The body lift procedure is comprised of several individual treatments, all designed to tighten and slim the torso. Body lift treatment is performed under general anesthesia, and can take 5-6 hours.
The first treatment is liposuction. This safe, effective procedure involves suctioning out excess fatty tissue from the belly, hips and waist through a small tube called a cannula. The result is streamlined contours that make wearing fitted clothes much more comfortable and enjoyable.
The next component to the body lift is a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. Here, Dr. Elyassnia excises excess skin and tissue from below the naval and tightens the abdominal muscles like a corset. This narrows the waistline while smoothening and tightening the belly.
From there, Dr. Elyassnia will address the love handles much like the tummy—removing excess skin and tissue to create a smoother and more slender silhouette. By treating the skin at the flanks, this part of the procedure also lifts the outer thighs and buttocks.