Body Lift & Contouring
Body Lift and Body Contouring surgeries are two different procedures which are performed to remove excess skin sagging and fat occurred as results of ageing, dramatic weight loss or weight loss surgery.
Body lift surgery improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports skin and fat. Excess sagging skin and fat are removed, and the procedure can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface and give a more smooth surface. A body lifting surgery may include abdominal area, buttocks and thighs and most of the time it requires incisions. In some cases, only liposuction will be enough to make body contouring but if skin elasticity is not so strong, body lifting with liposuction will be required.
Body contouring surgery after major weight loss including both change of lifestyle or having a weight loss surgery, it improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin. Sometimes it’s called as post-bariatric cosmetic surgery; a total body contouring may give you a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours. Total body contouring surgery may include arm lift, breast lift, facelift, lifting of abdomen area, buttocks, thighs and in some cases it also includes full abdominoplasty which called also tummy tuck surgery.
Most of total body contouring cases are unique procedures and should be designed by plastic surgeon very carefully considering safety and health condition of the patient.
Recovery of body lift and body contouring surgeries may change according to patient’s age, health condition and also total of procedures applied. Most of the time, these surgeries require two nights stay in hospital and ten days for post-op recovery after discharge from hospital. All necessary post—op instructions will be given to you by your plastic surgeon.