Plastic Surgery after major weight Loss
Massive weight loss following bariatric surgery or otherwise results in loose and hanging skin which does not conform to the new body shape. Because of excessive weight loss, the skin loses its elasticity and becomes stretched and saggy. This saggy skin usually develops around breast, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper arms and even around face and neck and can make your body contour look irregular and misshapen.
Plastic surgery for body contouring after weight loss, known as body lift, improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissues that support fat and skin and removes excess skin and fat from the body. The surgery is popularly known as “body contouring surgery” or “body lift surgery”. Body lift surgery can be done only for the lower body- abdomen, thighs, buttocks and back and thus known as “Lower body lift” and if done for upper body as well, is called as Total body lift or Full Body lift surgery. Total body lift surgery includes breast lift, arm lift and sometimes face and neck lift as well.
If you have lost excessive weight after bariatric surgery or otherwise, you are a candidate for body lift plastic surgery. It is common to perform body lift surgery in stages to avoid long anaesthesia and for the fast recovery of the patient. There can be a gap of few days to few weeks between two or various body lift surgery procedures.
Few body lift or body contouring surgeries leave only small, inconspicuous scars, while more noticeable scars may result when surgical removal of fat and skin is necessary to achieve the results. But most patients happily accept the scars for a shapely body for wearing swim suit or form fitting clothes and greater self confidence.
Few of the most commonly performed body lift procedures are:
Lower body Lift:
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Lower body lift surgery treats the sagging skin of the abdomen, buttocks, hips and outer thighs in one procedure. The incision is extended completely around the body to remove the “belt” of excess fat and skin and is thus also known as “belt lipectomy”. It removes circumferential wedge of tissue. In the front, it removes hanging skin and fat and tightens the muscles, similar to what is done in a tummy tuck. The excess tissues located in the back and sides are removed by extending the incision around the sides and back as well. The resulting scar is similar in shape as “thong bikini”
Lower body lift essentially results in elimination of hanging apron, flattening of belly, lifting of thighs, lifting and defining buttocks, pulling up droopy pubic region and waist creation.
Medial thigh lift
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Medial thigh lift tightens the sagging skin in the inner thighs. The incision is made in the groin region and excess skin is removed and the remaining tissues are tightened.
Breast lift or breast uplift raises and uplifts the droopy sagging breasts to give them a more youthful and perky appearance. Breast lift brings the breast to the position where they should be. Some patients may require implants to give volume and projection to the upper pole. Incision is made around the nipple and then to the crease under the breast and horizontally along the crease of the breast. It usually becomes inconspicuous fast.
Upper Arm Lift
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Arm lift medically known as Brachioplasty, removes excess skin and fat deposits from the upper arm to give arms a youthful pleasing contour. The incision for the arm lift extends from elbow to the underarm on the inner side of the upper arm and many a times on to the side of the chest in massive weight loss patients. The surgeon removes excess skin and fat through this incision and closes it.
Face and Neck lift
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After excessive weight loss, even your facial skin can become loose and flaccid, resulting in cheek pads dropping, formation of jowls and resulting in the loss of a defined jawline. The skin of the neck also becomes loose and saggy.
Face and neck lift raises the cheek pads, improves the jowls and removes the loose and sagging skin. The incisions are made in front of and behind the ears and extend into the hair above and behind the ears and are inconspicuous.
Body contouring surgery can be quite expensive if you are staying in country like UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. A number of patients are travelling abroad for affordable plastic surgery overseas, especially India. Not only the cost of plastic surgery in India is much less, the surgeons are quite renowned and the plastic surgery facilities great.
IndiCure is the most renowned name for providing affordable plastic surgery abroad. Having served hundreds of clients from over 30 countries, IndiCure understands your requirements well.
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