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Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredThe best candidates for body lift surgery are patients who are healthy and have had massive weight loss. Patients whom have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery often are left with enormous skin laxity of the breast, abdomen and the thighs. A belt lipectomy removes skin and fatty tissue circumferentially around the entire waist line. This surgery requires the skill of experienced board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
Arthur Perry, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredBody lifting is the most complex and the most dangerous of all cosmetic surgeries. Half of people who undergo the procedure have some sort of a complication. The best candidates are healthy people who have reached their ideal weight and stayed there for at least 6 months. It's not for the faint of heart - the surgery takes over 6 hours and costs about $20,000.