Several people develop saggy skin, excess fat, irregular skin surface due to aging, genetics, pregnancy, significant weight fluctuations or other factors. Sometimes people are unable to get rid of these issues even after weight loss and intense exercise. Saggy skin and excess fat pockets affect the aesthetic appearance and self-confidence of a person. It doesn’t look good to see and restrict people from wearing body-hugging clothes and also make you feel uncomfortable with your body. A body lift surgery improves the overall shape and tone of underlying tissues of the body that support fat and skin. This procedure is performed to remove sagging skin and excess fat to improve the aesthetic appearance of the body. A body lift surgery may include abdominal area, buttocks, and thighs.
On the day of your surgery, your surgeon will mark the areas on your body and then you will be given general anesthesia so that you fell asleep during and procedure. Now the surgeon will make incisions. Body lift incisions depend on the location and amount of excess skin and fat. Usually, the surgeons discuss the incisions before the surgery which technique will work best for you. Generally, body lift incisions encircle your body like a low-slung belt. Through the incisions, your surgeon removes and repositions the excess skin. The remaining skin is pulled to its new position and the underlying muscles of the abdomen area may be tightened. Then the incisions are closed with stitches and provided additional support with skin adhesive and surgical tape.
Before the surgery:
First of all, find a reputed clinic and consult with the surgeon. Tell them about your problem and expectations. Clear your doubts about the procedure and discuss the treatment, outcomes and possible risks. Your surgeon will evaluate your health and examine your body to create a treatment plan. Tell your surgeon everything about your medical history, current conditions, and medications. Your surgeon may ask you to avoid some medications for a few days which may interfere with the surgery. Avoid alcohol and smoking for a week prior and after the procedure for faster healing. Follow all the pre-surgery instructions given by your surgeon.
Recovery time after a body lift surgery depends on the complexity of the procedure. You may require 2-3 weeks for complete recovery but you can return to normal activities within a week. You should avoid high force and extensive activities. Your incisions should not be subjected to abrasion, excessive force or motion during the recovery period.
Swelling, mild pain and discomfort are normal after a body lift procedure. Swelling may subside within 2 to 3 weeks. You may notice improved body contours immediately after the procedure but final results can be seen after 6 months. You may have scars around the circumference of your body and these will improve over time and fade up within 2 years.
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The cost of body lift surgery depends on the type of body lift, the amount of fat, the experience of the surgeon, city. Generally, the costs of the body lift procedure in India ranges between Rs. 200000 to Rs. 400000.
People with a large amount of loose and hanging skin in multiple areas of legs and abdomen are ideal candidates for body lift surgery. The patient should have stabilized weight and realistic expectations about the results.
A body lift surgery includes abdominal area, buttocks, and thighs (inner, outer or circumference of the thigh).
Body lift gives a more toned appearance to the body. The goal of a body lift is to remove and tighten the saggy skin.
Yes, scars are normal. But a trained and experienced surgeon limits the length of scars and try to locate each scar to make it less visible. The visible scars fade over time.
Usually, a patient can go home after the procedure but for a few patients, 1 to 2 days hospital stay can be required for monitoring purposes.
Depending on the type of procedure and amount of fat a body lift surgery may take around 3 to 6 hours to complete.
You will not feel any pain during the procedure because you will be given general anesthesia before the procedure. You may have mild pain and discomfort after the procedure.
There are minimum chances of risks and complications if the surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon. Possible risks include infection, scarring, bleeding, blood clots, anesthesia-related issues; fluid accumulation, persistent swelling, and pain, etc. so make sure you get your body lift surgery done by a trained and experienced surgeon.
A body lift surgery offers many cosmetic and medical benefits such as you can wear a variety of clothes, you can perform the exercise and other activities more comfortably, younger and trimmer appearance and improved personal hygiene.
The outcomes of a body lift are permanent. The results can be affected by aging because overage the skin loses its firmness and elasticity.