Close to 10,000 Body Lift procedures were performed in 2012, up a whopping 3,360% from twelve years ago; only 207 were done in 2000. This is a massive increase for one procedure that, while it may be new to you, has been around for quite sometime. The Body Lift is a surgical procedure to eliminate loose fatty tissue from areas of the legs, arms, and torso; it provides a sleek figure that may have been lost due to pregnancy or extreme weight loss. Easily tailored for each patient, there are several types of Body Lift procedures available. Upper Body Lift: This technique is best for patients dealing with excessive skin and fatty “rolls” around the upper torso. An Upper Body Lift will target the breasts, upper arms, and the upper back. Depending on a patient’s particular needs, either a Breast Reduction can be performed, or a Breast Augmentation with the addition of implants will be included in the procedure. Upper Body Lift: · Lifts breasts · Breast reduction, or augmentation with implants · Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) · Upper back lifted and smoothed · Bra ‘bulges’ under the arm and back bra-line erased Lower Body Lift: A Lower Body Lift is also referred to as a Belt Lipectomy. Of the two, a Lower Body Lift is performed the most often; targeted toward the stomach, lower back, buttocks, and upper thighs. A Lower Body Lift will eliminate the ‘muffin top’ and thick waistline that occur after pregnancy or a dramatic weight loss. Procedures that are often combined with a Lower Body Lift include a Medial (inner) Thigh Lift or Buttock Implants. Lower Body Lift: · Smooth stomach · Lift the buttocks · Eliminate ‘Love Handles’ · Erase lower back fat · Raise and tighten thigh tissue Total Body Lift: While some patients may chose to do an Upper or Lower Body Lift, a very valuable option is to consolidate the two. A Total Body Lift brings together correction of both the lower and upper areas, in one procedure. We know you may still have questions about the Body Lift procedure. Contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at for more information or to set up your complementary consultation. Here, in a comfortable, confidential appointment, Dr. Vitenas will sit down with you and help decide if a Body Lift is the right procedure for your individual situation.