A body lift is custom plastic surgery to repair the underlying tissues and remove excess fat and skin on your body to create a shapely, taut look. This procedure may include the abdominal area, the sides and lower back, the buttocks, and the inner and outer thighs. By removing excess fat and skin, it can also smooth the look of dimpled, irregularly-textured skin.
Planning your journey
Once Dr. Balinger creates a customized treatment plan for you, he will let you know how to prepare for the surgery. You will be asked to stop taking some medications and herbal supplements that can increase your risk of bleeding. Smoking is also prohibited in the weeks before surgery, as it can increase the risk of complications and impair healing. Dr. Balinger will let you know what to do on the night before surgery and what supplies you should have in place for a smooth recovery.