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Body Shaping: Circumferential Tummy Tuck

After massive weight loss there can be excess skin as well as sagging.  Some patients will also have some residual fatty tissue that is stubborn.  This patient underwent a belt lipectomy or a tummy tuck, buttock lift with liposuction.

The Basics

A circumferential tummy tuck, also known as a belt lipectomy or lower body lift, is an extensive cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from not only the abdominal area but also the hips and back. This type of surgery is more comprehensive than a standard abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) because it targets multiple areas around the entire circumference of the torso.

Post-operative care includes wearing compression garments managing pain swelling ensuring proper wound care monitoring for any signs infection other complications recovery time varies depending individual factors generally expect take several weeks before returning normal activities months see final results fully stabilize.

Who is a good candidate?

Good candidates for this procedure usually include individuals who have experienced significant weight loss resulting sagging tissues various parts their midsection including both front sides These might be post-bariatric patients people lost large amounts due diet exercise alone Additionally women undergone pregnancies may find beneficial restoring firmer tighter appearance after childbirth.

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