Circumferential body lift is a procedure in usually needed by individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight resulting in sagging skin on the abdomen, thighs and back. In this procedure the excess skin is removed from the abdomen, flanks and back, resulting in improvement of the contours of these areas. Sagging and deflation of the buttocks is corrected, and the abdomen is restored to a non-obese appearance.
This procedure takes place in the operating room with the patient asleep. During the surgery, long acting numbing medication is infused that lasts for approximately three days. This greatly eases the immediate post procedure discomfort, and reduces the need for strong pain medicines. As a result, much of the nausea and constipation that used to be involved with the recovering is no longer a factor. You go home the same day of the procedure, and will likely need only over the counter pain medications. There will be a tight feeling in the surgical area after the surgery, but actual pain is minimal. The tight feeling improves over the next few months.