Body Reconstruction

Body Lift

Body lift surgery may target the upper body (the arms and breasts), the lower body (abdomen, buttocks and thighs), or the total body. A body lift usually involves the removal of extra skin and tissue and fat, and may include liposuction.


Panniculectomy surgery removes excess skin, and underlying tissue and fat from the lower abdomen created by factors such as age, pregnancy or dramatic weight loss.  Unlike a “tummy tuck”, the abdominal muscles are not tightened during a panniculectomy.  This surgery may be performed alone or combined with other procedures. A panniculectomy is not a substitute for weight loss or an exercise program.

Plastic Surgery After Extreme Weight Loss

The goal of plastic surgery following dramatic weight loss is to tighten excess skin to improve your body’s shape and tone. Procedures may include body lift, abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast lift, face lift, arm lift, thigh lift, buttock lift and panniculectomy.

Plastic surgery should take place only after your weight has stabilized and no additional weight loss is expected. This may be 6 or up to 18 months after weight loss. The recovery period allows your skin to shrink as much as possible and your nutrition and health to be optimized before plastic surgery.