If you suffer from surplus skin, whether it be at the front, the side or the rear of the body following extreme weight loss, a tummy tuck will not be sufficient. With a body lift (torsoplasty) excess skin from the abdomen, hips/flanks, back and buttocks are removed in the same surgical procedure and leave the patient with a toned body. The resulting scar is largely hidden like a thin belt in the bikini line.

The Nederlandse Vereniging voor Plastische Chirurgie (Dutch Society for Plastic Surgery) no longer wants bodylifts to be carried out in private clinics. Patients undergoing a procedure such as this generally only stay in a private clinic for up to 24 hours. The NVPC believes this to be too short and want them to stay in a specialised hospital for a longer time. We are of the same opinion and have our patients stay in the Rode Kruis Hospital in Beverwijk or Spaarne Gasthuis in Haarlem for 3 to 5 days for optimum nursing care while they recover.