A Circumferential Body Lift Allows Patients to Undergo Several Procedures at One After Weight Loss

Surgeons at the Center for Body Contouring & Reconstruction at University Hospitals Department of Plastic Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio, specialize in the circumferential body lift after massive weight loss.

After weight loss, our acclaimed surgeons address the patient’s body in 3D, reviewing both the back and the front of the person. With the circumferential body lift, the patient undergoes an abdomen, back and buttock reduction performed at the same time.

This more complex body contouring surgery may require more than one surgery because of the more extensive amount of skin and fat reduction. The surgery is normally performed in the hospital under general anesthesia. Hospital stay and recovery may be longer, depending on the amount of skin and tissue area affected. In addition, depending on the extent of this cosmetic surgery procedure, incisions may fully circle the abdominal area and drainage tubes may be needed.