Body lift – post bariatric surgery
In our vision of a slim, shapely figure, there is usually no place for excess loose skin, which is difficult to mask under clothing in a new size. This defect breaks all the joy of the new figure, regardless of whether we have endured the hardships of a bariatric operation or whether we have gone through sacrifice-demanding weight loss through diet and exercise. Unfortunately, fast and significant weight loss means that the skin does not have time to adapt to new conditions.
Body lift is a surgical procedure, tailored to the individual needs of the patient, giving a chance to improve the appearance and get rid of excess skin from those places that most require it. This procedure removes loose skin and emphasizes the newly outlined shape of the figure. It can be the culmination of a difficult weight loss process, thanks to which a perfect look is obtained.
Body lift is a vast surgical procedure, which is why it is the safest and will bring the best results to healthy, non-smoking Patients. It is important to achieve a stable body mass before surgery, because weight fluctuations can affect the final result of the operation. Body lift can be applied to one or all of the following areas:
- Inner and outer thighs
You can remove loose skin from each of these sites, repositioning the subcutaneous tissue at the same time, if necessary. Thanks to this, the obtained effect will be beautiful and natural. Body lift can be performed on all areas simultaneously or in stages, depending on the scope of correction required and personal preferences of the Patient.
What does the operation look like?
Lower body lifting, which includes the buttocks, external thighs, sides and hips, is performed under general anesthesia. The incision is made circumferentially, in the lower part of the body, making it invisible under clothing and underwear. Excess tissue is removed, creating a slimmer outline of the figure, reaching from the hips almost to the knees. If the body is to be subjected to other body areas: the abdomen, inner thighs, breasts or arms, the procedure can be performed at the same time. Because the body lift involves extensive incisions, they are made very carefully in places where they will be unnoticeable under clothing. The professional technique of stitching, which minimizes postoperative scars, is also extremely important. However, it is worth being aware that after such a vast procedure they are inevitable – an operation performed by a plastic surgeon with extensive experience will ensure a good aesthetic effect. Wounds are closed with absorbable sutures and drains are left for 1-2 days.
After the operation, the patient spends at least one or two days in the hospital, after which he returns home with instructions on how to minimize post-operative swelling and bruising. Most patients return to their daily activities within approximately 3 weeks. More intense physical activity is indicated only after 12 weeks from the operation, which is to prevent possible complications. After completing convalescence, the patient can enjoy positive changes and permanent results, if he maintains a stable weight.
Post bariatric body lift is an operation that can have a profound impact on the patient’s quality of life and on self-confidence. The new, improved body line improves comfort and significantly increases the satisfaction of appearance.