A body lift is a surgical procedure to tighten loose, sagging skin in the buttocks, hips and thighs. It is a common procedure for those who have experienced extreme weight loss and wish to regain a contoured, tight body.
The best candidate for a back lipectomy is someone who is:
- Unhappy with excess skin from considerable weight loss
- Of average weight with firm, elastic skin
- Aware that this is not a treatment for cellulite or an alternative or weight loss
- Committed to an ongoing exercise regimen and diet
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to remember that your surgery will not turn you into someone else and you should not rely on your procedure to change your life. If you are considering undergoing a procedure it is imperative you speak to someone you trust, are happy in your life and are simply seeking to enhance your appearance and confidence, rather than looking to completely change who you are. It is equally important you are psychologically ready.
Preparing for your Procedure:
It is important to discuss with your doctors and with us any:
- Medical conditions you have
- The medication you are taking - prescription, herbal and non-prescription
Once you arrive at your destination you will have a physical evaluation with your surgeon, where you will discuss your goals and concerns where you will finalise the plan for surgery. At this examination your surgeon will determine the best procedure for you and explain it to you in detail, including any limitations - after all, it is important that you head into surgery with realistic goals. It is during this examination that your surgeon will also make recommendations for other procedures.
In the lead-up to your surgery, it is important you do the following:
- Stop smoking. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and increase the possibility of complications
What to Expect:
Length of surgery:
The length of surgery depends on the extent of the procedure, and commonly requires at least one night stay.
Recovery and post-op care:
Drains are often placed in your body and you are given compression garments to wear for support after the surgery. You are recommended to take it easy for the first couple of days and you will have restricted activity. Within two weeks you will start to progress to full activity, and most clients can return to a desk job two to three weeks after surgery. In order to give your body time to heal it is recommended you wear some form of compression garments for six weeks after your surgery and also refrain from any heavy lifting or strenuous activity.
Length of Stay:
Most surgeons recommend staying on holiday for atleast 10 night, during which time you will have follow up appointments. To get the most out of your recovery time we suggest you partake in gentle exercise, yoga classes and treat yourself to some pampering. If you are feeling up to it, there is plenty to see and do in Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Other procedures to consider:
Many clients get more than one surgery done to make the most of their trip. A body lift is often done with other treatments, such as back lipectomy, tummy tuck, thigh lift and liposuction.
Preconditions and risks:
Risks and complications are minimised by using our highly-skilled, trusted doctors and nurses. However, with every precaution taken complications can still occur. These are rare and few patients experience any issues. If you have any concerns about your procedure and the possible preconditions and risks, discuss them with your doctor and nurses.
Potential risks include:
- Fluid build-up under the skin flaps after removal of the drains. This may need to be removed
- Discoloured or thickened scar, which can also be tender
- Edges of any longer scars may be noticeable and tender
- It is important to read the general preconditions and risks page before any surgery.
It is important to read the general preconditions and risks page before any surgery.