Circumferential Torsoplasty

Circumferential Torsoplasty Related Terms:
Bellybutton Revision, Belt Lipectomy, Body Contouring, Body Lift, Body Procedures, Bunionectomy, Central Body Lift, Circumferential Body Lift, Circumferential Body Lift, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgeon, Torsoplasty

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Circumferential Torsoplasty

Circumferential Torsoplasty also known as a Body Lift, or a Belt Lipectomy, is a combination of surgeries to improve the look and shape your abdomen, legs, hips, back, buttocks, chest and arms. The excess is circumferential (circular) in nature.

Circumferential Torsoplasty is like a facelift for the trunk.  Other names for this procedure include Torsoplasty, Central Body Lift, Lower Body Lift, Circumferential Panniculectomy, and Circumferential Lipectomy.

The Circumferential Torsoplasty surgery is designed for those people whose body is prematurely showing the signs of age through a loss of tightness and excess of skin and fat throughout the body.  Any number of factors can cause loose hanging tissue such as pregnancy, aging, genetic skin conditions, and rapid weight loss.  A Circumferential Torsoplasty procedure can help sculpt your body back to normal. A Circumferential Torsoplasty procedure is not a weight loss tool, it is a sculpture process designed to tighten skin, not shrink size.  Those with an excessive BMI (Body Mass Index) or a high body fat percentage should consider weight loss options before undergoing a Circumferential Torsoplasty.   The procedure consists of removing the excess skin from the treatment areas; liposuction may also be employed to remove fat from the region. The muscles and skin in the area are then tightened to regular body levels. The results are a body with the firmness and smoothness that you have not seen in years.

Best candidate for Circumferential Torsoplasty surgery is a person who has lost a massive amount of weight, either through Bariatric Gastric Bypass surgery, Gastric Banding or a weight loss diet. Such a person may have lost 80-300 pounds, but is left with folds of surplus skin on their breasts, backs, trunks and thighs. A person who has lost this much weight may require corrective plastic surgery for their entire body, in order to normalize their body contour. Circumferential Torsoplasty is not a surgical treatment for being overweight. Obese individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of Body Contouring surgery until they have been able to maintain their weight loss. This is often performed 12-18 months after Gastric-Bypass surgery. Circumferential Torsoplasty surgery is usually performed on both men and women, and may involve lifting other areas of the body such as upper arms, buttocks and thighs. Liposuction is often used to add additional contouring of the areas.

People who are not able to lose 30 or 40 pounds through diet or exercise also may opt for Circumferential Torsoplasty surgery.   Instead of tummy tucks, which might create an imbalanced contour, people in this category choose to have their whole trunk altered. Normal weight women in their 30s and 40s, often many years past giving birth, also opt for Circumferential Torsoplasty surgery to remove remaining post-baby weight and additional weight that came naturally with age. Some patients select Circumferential Torsoplasty surgeries to correct overly aggressive liposuction surgeries.

Although the steps of the Circumferential Torsoplasty procedure differ depending on the needs of the patient, the surgery is performed on the stomach first, removing excess skin from the belly button to the pubic area and then tightening the abdominal wall muscle. This is the area that is most often loosened by pregnancy or weight loss. The fat and skin from above the belly button is pulled down and sutured in place, and the belly button is pulled out to its normal position. 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. The procedure continues with the rest of the body parts, and often involves liposuction on the outer thighs. In all, the body lift surgery can take anywhere between 3 and 7 hours.

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