The middle body section is probably the most common area of complaint by women. It’s why Spanx are so popular. It’s hard to look and feel sexy when your tummy and love handles are something you’d rather hide than flaunt.
If you’ve tried diet and exercise and can’t seem to get the desired results, it could be because you have excess fullness, skin, and perhaps a separation of the muscle that runs vertically down the center of your abdomen.
This muscle separation is called diastasis recti. It commonly occurs as a result of pregnancy or excessive weight gain. These concerns make it very difficult to shape up the middle body. Excess hanging skin will not disappear on it’s own, nor will countless hours in the gym make it flatten or melt away. So what are your options?
Say Hello To the Bella Body Lift®
The Bella Body Lift is a cosmetic surgery that combines five procedures into one to achieve dramatic results and correct multiple issues. It can also be done alone or in combination with a breast lift or breast augmentation for a complete mommy makeover.
This procedure was developed with the two goals of patient safety and providing the best surgical outcome through one surgical procedure. It incorporates liposuction of the entire mid-body region along with a tummy tuck, while still maintaining the health of the abdominal area.
This one-of-a-kind surgery has five parts:
Two small incisions are made on each side of the body. Liposuction is performed to the back, sides, love handles and entire abdominal area. This procedure helps to accentuate the waistline by providing a natural curve to the mid-section along with giving the appearance of a more sculpted lower back and butt.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Removes excess skin from the lower abdomen to produce a flatter, firmer and tighter stomach.
Surgical Correction of Diastasis Recti Muscle
Reattaching the muscle that runs vertically down the abdomen will further flatten and smooth the abdominal area.
Upper Thigh Lift
This smoothes and lifts the upper thigh area.
Pubic Area Lift
Creates a smoother, lifted appearance of the pubic area. Post-operative care is very important. The patient will usually want to wear the abdominal binder 24 hours a day for the first two weeks and nightly for an additional two weeks.
The surgical drains are typically removed 7-10 days after surgery. The typical time for recovery is two to four weeks. Usually you should be able to start back to work and do light exercise at the two week mark, with full recovery around 4-6 weeks.