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What is a Body Lift?

What exactly is a body lift? Am I a good candidate if I just lost 100 lbs and am dealing with lose and hanging skin? I am trying to find out if it is a lot different than a tummy tuck.

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Thanks for your question. In our San Francisco area practice we perform body lift procedures frequently. A body lift includes an abdominoplasty (resection of skin and fat from the abdomen and tightening of the abdominal wall muscles). But there is additional tissue resected from the flanks and and the back. It typically requires more drains and a longer recovery. If you've lost significant weight it may be the most effective way to completely transform the way your body looks.

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