A body lift encompasses different surgeries to eliminate the excess skin and fat from the body to improve overall shape and contour. Target areas can include the abdomen, buttocks, groin, thighs, upper arms, and back. A lower body lift concentrates on the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. It utilizes a circumferential incision in the bikini line to eliminate tissue from the abdomen, and lift and tighten the outer thighs and buttocks. In some cases, excess tissue from the lower back can be used to augment the buttock.
Typical candidates for body lift surgery have undergone significant weight loss. Despite their weight loss, they may still have difficulty fitting into clothing due to excess skin and fat. Surgery should be scheduled only after the patient has reached their desired weight, or after their weight has stabilized.
Risk factors are always considered when determining how and where body lift surgery is performed. In many cases, the body lift is an outpatient procedure and is performed at our AAAASF certified facility under general anesthesia administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. In other cases, larger operations may be performed in two or more stages or be scheduled at a local hospital.
Legacy of Healing is an important part of Dr. Schmidt’s life. Legacy of Healing sends medical mission teams worldwide providing free surgical, medical and dental care as well as safe drinking water to underserved communities. Young people are included as team members, to continue building a legacy that promotes and enhances physical and spiritual health and healing for future generations. Since 2004 Legacy has performed 1147 free operations and seen 7510 village clinic patients. Started by Dr. Schmidt with only six people, it is an inspiring example of what happens when people work together with Christ’s love sharing their time and talents in service to others.