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Overview

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.

Recommended for
  • 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
Time requirements

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.



Body Lift
Dermal fillers plump and firm the skin

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.

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Procedure duration

The Body Lift takes 5 to 7 hours.

Dermal filler
A body lift combines a number of surgeries to remove excess fat and skin such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift and butt lift.

Post treatment Methodology

Post 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.

Possible discomfort
The patient may experience mild swelling, soreness, and even redness after the surgery.With proper medications and rest all these will fade in due course of time.

Good to know

Not recommended for

Patients anticipating considerable weight loss or women intending to have children.

Potential Risk

Infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, fluid accumulation, numbness, fat necrosis, persistent pain, persistent swelling in the legs, DVT, asymmetries.

Skin Doctors & Skin Clinics


Skin doctors in Mumbai

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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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