Excess skin can be removed, and the remaining skin tightened and repositioned, to improve and contour the appearance of the entire area.
What is body lift surgery?
After significant weight loss, or with time and ageing, excess skin can develop around the abdomen, arms, and thighs, and droop with the effects of gravity. This excess skin can be removed, and the remaining skin tightened and repositioned, to improve the contour shape and appearance of the entire area. This procedure can involve the abdomen, flanks, back, buttock, inner thigh, outer thigh, arms, breasts, and pubic area.
The scars from these procedures can be extensive, but this procedure is performed with scaring in mind and so often the incision point is situated where it can be covered by normal clothing or bathing attire, whenever possible. Liposuction can often also be performed at the same time to improve the contour further.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
Bodylift surgery can dramatically improve your abdominal silhouette and the contour of your buttocks, arms, thighs, breasts, and pubic area. It also removes a significant amount of weight that is carried in the excess tissue.
With fewer folds in the skin, there are fewer issues with skin infections and rashes, and clothing is easier to fit. Most importantly, however, this procedure has the potential to increase your self-confidence as a result of feeling happy with your new silhouette and shape.
Is Mr Morgan experienced in performing the body lift treatment?
Bodylift surgery is a complex procedure and Mr David Morgan is confident in his ability to provide effective results for his patients. During your consultation Mr Morgan will clearly explain the treatment and assess your body to determine some of the changes you would like to see. Mr Morgan and his team will always prioritise your needs and will ensure you feel comfortable about the treatment.
How is it performed?
This is lengthy surgery performed under general anaesthetic, and often requires two surgeons, but has predictable results that are immediately visible. Your length of stay in hospital will be determined by the extent of your surgery and how quickly you recover, but can be for a duration of up to 10 days.
The wounds are all closed with dissolving sutures and are covered with waterproof dressings, allowing you to shower as soon as you feel comfortable. A specially fitted garment will need to be worn for up to six weeks post-operatively to help maintain the result.
How long will I need to recover after the body lift treatment?
Everyone will experience an anaesthetic or recover from an operation differently. Although uncommon, complications can also occur and result in a longer recovery time.
A compression garment will need to be worn day and night for at least two weeks post-operatively to provide support for the healing area and to minimize swelling and bruising. The garment is usually worn for a further week or more during the day whilst you regain confidence. Light activity is encouraged as soon as possible, and most patients will return to normal daily activities within three weeks. More strenuous physical activity should be limited for at least 6 weeks, but it may be up to 12 weeks before you feel as though your energy levels have returned to normal.
Who should/should not consider body lift surgery?
The best results are often achieved for those with a clearly defined concern and realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve. In situations where this is not the case, the outcome from surgery may be disappointing.
You should not consider this type of surgery as a response to a personal or professional crisis, or under the encouragement of anyone other than yourself. Any decision to undergo surgery should be for the right reasons. All surgery entails an element of risk, and you should not make any decisions regarding surgery at a time of stress.
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Being healthy and happy with your decision has the potential to increase the chances of achieving a result which you are happy with. Smoking, other medical conditions, and being overweight can make surgery unsafe. These and other risks will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.
If you would like to know more about body lift surgery, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.