The lower body lift is part of a general area in cosmetic surgery called body contouring, and is an operation which removes large amounts of skin and fat from the stomach, hips, thighs, and back. This is an operation designed mainly for men or women who have lost large amounts of weight and are left with saggy and unattractive skin around the stomach, buttock, thighs, and hips. Thigh lifts, buttock lifts, abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”), and arm lifts were performed using the surgical techniques which were available at that time. A tummy tuck has become a popular procedure performed by many surgeons today. From the late 1980s, a better understanding of skin and fat structure, and how the body changes as we age, have enabled surgeons to redesign their operations so that they are more successful all round. In recent years these procedures have started to gain in popularity.