Why does my skin sag?
Factors such as aging, sun damage, pregnancy, and significant fluctuations in weight especially after weight loss surgery may lead to sagging, loose skin and uneven contours on the abdomen, buttocks, waist, hips, thighs, and arms.
Is there any procedure to improve my body contour?
Body lift surgery can improve your body contour and give you a more youthful looking toned body. The results are long lasting, provided the same body weight is maintained.
How is body lift surgery performed?
During the procedure, the excess sagging skin is removed and the skin is lifted and tightened in buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and arms. Liposuction may also be used to remove fat and improve body contour.
What are the steps involved in performing the body lift surgery?
The steps involved in body lift procedure are as follows:
- The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia.
- An incision is made over the skin, the length and pattern of which depends upon the location and amount of excess skin to be removed, as well as personal preference and surgical judgment.
- The combination of liposuction and removal of excess skin are employed for toning the body.
- Deep support sutures are sutured together to provide stable results and reduce the risk of scars stretching and migrating.
- A small, thin tube is sometimes placed under the skin for the drainage of excessive blood or accumulated fluid.
- Finally, the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures, skin adhesives or tapes.
What are the post-operative instructions for body lift surgery?
The basic post-operative instructions after body lift surgery include:
- Keep the incisions dry and clean
- Regular dressing of the incisions to help in healing
- Regular intake of prescribed medications
- Avoid heavy activities, for a specified period during recovery, as recommended by your surgeon
- Avoid excessive force, or motion during the healing of the surgical incisions
What are the risks and complications involved with body lift surgery?
Every surgical procedure is associated with some potential risks and complications. The possible risks and complications associated with body lift surgery include bleeding, infection, tissue death, and formation of a seroma (a mass or lump that results from fluid build-up in an organ or tissue) and abnormal scars. All efforts are made by the doctor and the surgical team to reduce any such event.