Body Lift Surgery
Body lift or body contouring after massive weight loss is done to remove the excess skin left behind after you have lost the excess fat from the body either through diet or weight loss surgery. The skin loses elasticity due to expansion and then removal of fat. This sagging skin usually develops around abdomen, thighs, buttocks, breasts, arms, face and neck and can make your body appear irregular and misshapen. Body lift surgery removes this sagging skin and gives a nice shape and contour to your body. The body lift can be done for full body or total body or for lower body known as lower body lift surgery.
Body lift is more extensive and time consuming procedure than any other plastic surgery and thus should be done by a skilled and experienced surgeon. The success of body lift depends on your age, size and skin elasticity of the area to be treated. The surgery is done under general anaesthesia in a hospital setting and the time taken for the surgery depends on how big is the area to be treated.
After massive weight loss, the skin in the face also tends to become loose and flaccid resulting in the cheeks dropping and formation of jowls. The neck also becomes loose and flaccid. So, many people also combine body lift with a face and neck lift to give a youthful appearance to the face as well.
It s advantageous to get body lift (full or total body lift or a lower body lift) surgery done abroad in India as you get cheap body lift plastic surgery as compared to the cost of body lift surgery in UK, US, Canada, Australia or any other Western country.
Stay in India depends on how many areas are you choosing for the body lift. Two or three areas can be combined together depending on how much the skin has to be removed. Your safety is of utmost importance, so the surgeon shall advise you how much can be done in one sitting. You would need to stay for 2 to 3 days at the hospital after a set of procedure (s) to make sure that the recovery is uneventful. You would be advised to stay in India for about 8 days after the surgery to make sure you are on the right healing path. A total of ten days to two weeks in India are required for you to get the procedure done for one sitting, recover and go back after the surgery.
For a full body lift, you would need around three weeks in India for the procedure and recovery before you can go back.
If you have had massive weight loss following bariatric surgery or otherwise, have loose or excess skin in various parts of the body, you are a candidate for full body lift plastic surgery. The ideal candidate for full body is one who is in good physical health, has stable weight for at least one year, emotionally stable, understands the procedure well and has realistic expectations from the surgery.
Body lift is performed under general anaesthesia in an operation theatre in a hospital setting. The surgeon makes an incision in an inconspicuous area, i.e, for arms on the inner side, for buttocks- on the junction of lower back and upper buttocks, thighs- on groin etc. The surgeon then through this excision trims the excess loose skin and underlying tissues. Any extra fat is also sucked through liposuction. The remaining skin is then tightened and sutured back.
The surgeon can make many modifications to the procedure depending on the area, skin elasticity and the age of the patient, which is advised to the patient.
Recovery & Results
The area after the lift or tuck is bandaged and you would be advised to wear a pressure or support garment to support the tightened area. Any pain shall be controlled with medications.
The surgeon shall advise you to start moving to improve blood circulation. You can begin your routine activities after a week or so, but exercises and rigorous work should wait for 4-6 weeks.
The results of Body lift are permanent and quite appreciable. The final results may take time to appear, as the swelling takes time to go. Once the swelling settles, you would feel happy and confident with the new shape of your body. The results of the body lift are permanent.
Cost Body Lift surgery
The cost of Body lift plastic surgery in India depends on the area to be treated, if one or multiple sittings are required, skill and experience of the surgeon, facility and city where you are undergoing the procedure.
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