An abdomen reduction and buttock reduction done together is called a circumferential body lift. This combined procedure is major surgery that takes longer to perform and is associated with more pain. Patient priorities and medical conditions are considerations in determining if someone is a candidate for a circumferential body lift.
The incisions are made around the entire circumference of the body. The position of the incisions varies from person to person, but is usually hip to hip, front and back. The excess skin between the incisions is removed. The incisions are then pulled together and closed.
Risks associated with circumferential body lift include, but are not limited to:
This procedure is performed by specialists in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.