Sunset’s body lift procedure in Los Angeles addresses a serious problem created by major weight loss: With significant weight loss over a relatively short period of time, the remaining skin doesn’t always retain the elastic qualities needed to shrink back to a patient’s new, smaller shape. This often leaves patients with excessive amounts of hanging skin, which can be corrected with a lift procedure. Circumferential body lift is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten muscles of the abdominal wall. Results can be extremely dramatic, and when done properly, the scar is hidden in the underwear area. This is a major procedure and therefore it is often done at a hospital.