Body lift procedure
During a body lift procedure, Dr Merle will remove a band of skin and fat (about 20 to 25 cm wide) from around the abdominal belt area, going from the tummy to the buttocks via the thighs. Any damaged skin is taken away and healthy skin is tightened. The scar runs at belt level. The precise area to be removed will be thoroughly discussed before the operation.
Liposuction can be carried out at the same time in the hip and “saddlebag” area. Fat that is removed by liposuction can potentially be re-injected into the buttock area to increase their volume and to re-shape them (lipofilling).
Several hours are needed to perform a body lift depending on the extent of the area to be treated. It is carried out under a general anaesthetic. After surgery, you will be in hospital for between 4 to 6 days.
The cost of a body lift performed in Antibes by aesthetic and plastic surgeon Doctor Roman Merle, starts at €3000 and can, in certain cases, be reimbursed by Social Security.