A body lift is a method by which excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened..Body Lift also includes removal of underlying body fat and helps in getting rid of cellulite. A typical body lift includes abdominoplasty, thigh and butt lift. It can also be combined with other surgeries such as breast lift and arm lift.
- A body lift is usually preferred by patients who have undergone batriatic surgery.
- It is also recommended to people who have lost weight through diet and exercise and have excess body fat in the body
The patient will have to stay in the hospital for atleast 3 days.
It may take about 2-3 weeks for the patient to recover completely after the surgery.
The patient can fly out of India only after his surgeon approves it.
Precautions against deep vein thrombosis (DVT) should also be taken care of.
Before your treatment
Before body lift surgery, the patient will be advised to quit smoking if they are a smoker, as this can slow down the recovery process.
In preparation for general anesthesia, patients should fast as instructed by the clinic. It is also important to avoid taking any medications which thin the blood, such as aspirin.
How is it performed
In body lift procedure, a surgical incision will have to be made around the patient’s circumference to remove sagging and loose skin. Along with liposuction, overall body contours of the patient can be improved. Depending on the patient’s needs and requirements, the surgeon will have to perform the surgery on several areas such as thighs, abdomen and butt. Once the surgery is performed and the desired result obtained, the incisions will be closed with support structures and proper dressing of the wounds would be done. A body lift procedure takes upto 8 hours and it is performed under the effects of general anesthesia.However, this procedure is not considered safe for women who wish to have more children and people expecting to lose a lot of weight.
The Body Lift takes 5 to 7 hours.
Post treatment MethodologyPost procedure care
It is recommended that the patient wear an abdominal binder after the surgery. This helps to protect the wound and encourages faster healing. The surgeon would also prescribe certain painkillers and antibiotics to be taken for a few days after the surgery.It is advised that a patient take a month off from work to allow the wounds to heal and to recover faster.
Good to knowNot recommended for
Patients anticipating considerable weight loss or women intending to have children.
Infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, fluid accumulation, numbness, fat necrosis, persistent pain, persistent swelling in the legs, DVT, asymmetries.
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Dr. Shashidhar Tcli, Dermatologist in Bangalore
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Dr. Nikhil Chandoori, Dermatologist in Hyderabad
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Dr. Richa Sharma, Dermatologist in Delhi
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Dr. Renita Rajannn, Dermatologist in Chennai
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Dr. Arshi Rahul, Dermatologist in Pune
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A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin that has lost its elasticity, creating a firmer, more defined abdomen.
A breast lift procedure, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to lift and tighten sagging breasts (also called breast ptosis).
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove fat from beneath the skin.