The body lift is performed under general anaesthetic. It is a major operation involving the removal of areas of excess skin and soft tissue, particularly of the abdomen and lower back areas. It may involve lifting the whole abdominal skin, repositioning of the belly button and tightening of the abdominal muscles and also lifting of the buttock skin.
The incision leaves a scar all the way around the lower abdomen and back.
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This is a day case procedure.
The overall recovery takes about 6 weeks. You will be up the day after surgery and encouraged to mobilise. The swelling will settle over a period of 2 weeks. Exercise can begin 6 weeks after surgery.