Body Lift Transformation
What is a Body Lift?
A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a type of cosmetic surgery designed to remove excess skin and fat from different body parts, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. It is typically performed on people who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose, sagging skin as a result. The procedure can help you reshape and tighten the underlying tissues, providing a smoother, more youthful appearance. Body lifts are typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete, depending on the extent of the procedure. As with any surgery, body lifts carry some risks and potential complications, such as bleeding, infection, scarring, and anesthesia-related problems, so it is important to carefully consider the potential benefits and risks before undergoing the procedure.
How Many Body Lifts Transformations are Performed each year?
Globally it’s difficult to know the exact number of body lift procedures performed each year. However, it is a relatively uncommon procedure compared to other cosmetic surgeries like liposuction or tummy tucks. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of body lift procedures performed in the United States has increased in recent years, reflecting the growing trend of people seeking to improve their appearance after significant weight loss. In 2020, the ASPS reported that there were over 27,000 body lift procedures performed in the United States, representing a 2% increase from the previous year. However, this number is just an estimate and the actual number of procedures performed each year may be different, as not all cosmetic surgeries are reported to the ASPS.
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