Body lift - how to keep my waist
Thank you for asking about your body lift.'
- First, be sure to be very clear with your surgeon as to the look you want.
- A vertical may need to be added to define the waist
- Liposuction may also be needed -
- There are many variations - advance planning is essential.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
There are many variations to the procedure and some even need a vertical excision as well to narrow the waist. It really depends.
Hourglass figure and body lift
It is important that you discuss your goals with your surgeon preoperatively, so an operative plan can be developed to give your the figure you desire. Often liposuction of the flanks and waist can be performed to accentuate the curves of the lateral torso, though at times, for concerns about blood supply, this may be performed as a staged procedure rather than at the time of the body lift. Note that some patients simply have a "boxy" musculoskeletal build, and despite our best efforts, only limited contouring of the waist can be achieved. But this is predictable, based on a physical exam, and this limitation can be discussed before surgery. Best of luck.