Currently, bariatric surgery and an intragastric balloon are an alternative for the morbidly obese who need to lose a great deal of weight for health reasons.
Once this loss is achieved, the skin does not always succeed in retracting fully, leading to considerable slackness and large amounts of excess skin, especially in the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. Surgery can remove this excess skin through a Body Lift that encompasses the entire lower half of the body.
3 to 4 weeks
A belt-shaped incision is made, the buttocks are raised (thrusting them outwards if necessary), the thigh skin is raised, the abdomen and pubis is flattened and stretched and all excess fat and skin is removed. The scar is concealed with underwear or bathing suit (in both men and women).