Bodylift or Extended Abdominoplasty are the commonly used terms for a range of procedures which aim to address issues relating to tissue excess of the abdomen after major weight loss either achieved by diet and exercise alone or with the addition of gastric banding.
Today's Bodylift procedures most commonly utilise several techniques which combine to give the desired outcome. The procedure for any one person is, therefore, very much individualised to their needs.
Traditionally, Bodylift, extended abdominoplasty or circumferential abdominoplasty has involved the removal of skin and excess fatty tissue from the lower abdomen, repairing the stretched abdominal wall tissues and repositioning the umbilicus (belly button). Whilst these procedures remain the core of many Bodylift procedures today often additional procedures such as liposuction are considered in the planning stages to aim for an individualised optimum outcome.
To get further information or to make an appointment to get the best treatment for an Extended Abdominoplasty contact Dr James Burt's rooms in Malvern, Melbourne.