Body Lift

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am very interested in getting a Body Lift. I’m 5’8″ and 115 lbs with not a lot of extra fat. What does the Body Lift include? Would be interested in buttock/breast augmentation, but I’m 50 years old. Very unhappy with my appearance. Thanks!

A: When one uses the term ‘Body Lift’ this typically refers to bariatric patients who have lost a lot of weight and have much loose hanging skin as a result of a general body deflation. Body lift surgery is when much of this hanging skin is removed around the waistline and the body is lifted, much like pulling up one’s pants that have fallen down. At 5’8″ and 115lbs I don’t think you are referring to classic Body Lift surgery.

I suspect what you really mean is that at your very lean weight you do not have much of a figure due to a reasonably low body fat content. Thus you have specifically identified breast and buttock augmentation (breast and buttock implants) to help create some ‘curves’ so to speak. Such body augmentation may indeed create a form of body lift in you. Pictures of your body would help clarify what you exactly need in your quest for a ‘Body Lift’ procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana