Treats both the abdomen and the back area.
Body Plastic Surgeries
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What is a Body Lift?
With the increase in bariatric surgeries and extreme weight loss the body lift procedure is getting more sought-after. Body lift surgery is intended to fix hanging loose skin that is a result of losses in weight or pregnancy or sun damage and age.
The procedure lifts, tightens and improves the appearance of the buttocks, thighs as well as the hips (flanks) and groin the abdomen, and waist. Also called a lower body lift or belt lipectomyit is named so because the incisions are positioned around the body as belts, the excessive skin is removed as well as the tissue surrounding it is repositioned to give an attractive and youthful body form.
Most often it is a body lift that treats both the abdomen and back, and therefore is circumferential. A full lower body lift addresses the buttocks, stomach the waist, hips, and thighs with one treatment. An incision that is circumferential around the body clears an apron of skin and fat , then moves and tightens the tissue.
Body lifts are generally done on people who have large quantities of hanging loose skin over multiple parts of the legs and trunk. The goal is to restore the body back to a normal look after losing skin elasticity as a result of extreme weight loss or aging-related changes.
The procedure is usually performed together with other procedures to boost the patient's outcomes. Sometimes, additional body lifting procedures are possible for example, an arm lift, breast lift, leg lift or butt lift. These are typically performed between three and six months after having a bodylift. Furthermore, weight loss may impact the elasticity of your facial skin and a facelift neck lift or brow lift could be requested.
When you first meet with your doctor prepare to talk about whether a body lift is the best option for you. The surgeon will not only assess your general health but will also take a look at and measure your body as well as take photographs from your physique. Both of you will also talk about the results of the body lift as well as the risks. It is important to have a list with questions for your surgeon.
The day before the procedure You should have someone else drive you to the clinic. The surgeon there will take additional pre-op pictures and may also mark certain areas of your body as you are standing.
After that, you're ready to undergo surgery. The medications are prescribed to ensure your relaxation during the surgery. In most cases, general anesthesia is offered, so you'll be asleep throughout the process. But, a body lift can also be done with a combination of the local and in-venous anesthesia. Your doctor will advise you on the best option for you.
After the procedure, you'll be transported to a recuperation space where you will be monitored by the surgical team. Although body lifts can sometimes be done as an outpatient procedure but most require an overnight stay in a hospital. At a minimum it is necessary to have someone with you for the initial 24 hours.
The length of recovery time will vary based the procedure you're using. According to some sources, you'll require four to six weeks of healing before you can resume normal routines, and that you must wait between six and eight weeks before starting to exercise. It is important to discuss the duration of time that you'll have to restrain your activity with your surgeon to plan your preparations. It is essential to ensure that your incisions aren't affected by extreme force, abrasion or motion during this period.