A body lift at Estetikcentrum beauty clinic helps those who’ve lost a lot of weight redefine and improve their body image. After losing a lot of weight your skin cannot match itself with the significant amount of underlying fat lost so it starts to sag. Excess skin is generally formed around the face, body, hands and legs. Body lifts involve major surgeries which include a tummy tuck, thigh lift, butt lift and liposuction (fat extraction).

Why is it necessary to remove excess fat and skin after weight loss?

Most people who lose a tremendous amount of weight (more than 50 Kilograms) or undergo weight-loss surgeries, such as sleeve gastrectomy, are left with a lot of skin around their stomach, arms, chest, buttocks, and face.

Their skin was stretched for a long time due to the underlying fat and as a result, has lost its elasticity so it can’t go back how it looked originally. Even though this excess skin is not noticeable while wearing clothes, without clothes the person’s appearance might become unpleasant.

Therefore, a lot of folks tend to avoid the beach or swimming. This amount of skin robs the person of their mobility and all those layers of skin increase chances of acne and scarring. Sweating is another issue that could make the situation potentially worse and even lead to scar infection.

Who is a suitable candidate for a body lift?

  • The first condition for performing a body lift is that the patient has to have maintained the same weight for at least a year
  • Not planning on getting pregnant
  • Having loose and sagging skin around different body parts
  • Not having systemic diseases which put the recovery period in danger
  • Not smoking
  • Have reasonable expectations
  • Leading a healthy life and having a healthy life together with regular exercise

Who isn’t able to benefit from a body lift?

The goal of performing this surgery isn’t weight loss. This is a common misconception about body lifts. If you’re overweight, you first have to reduce your weight and maintain that weight for at least a year.

Having systemic diseases is another obstacle in whether or not to perform this surgery which can be analyzed in the consultation session.

Pre-surgery consultation

A body lift is an extensive and difficult procedure, therefore it is important to be completely sure of the patient’s health.

Medication the patient is currently using, the history of having a specific disease, and their weight are all examined. The patient’s expectations are also looked into and based on the examination and body measurements, the possible results of the surgery are discussed with the patient.

Body lifts’ options and the steps of the surgery are explained and photographs are taken before the surgery.

A body lift is done in two phases

We usually perform this surgery in two phases due to how intense it is. Additionally, your body needs time to heal in peace.

The following surgeries are performed according to a strict plan to help you achieve your desired form:

In the first surgery, the stomach’s skin is restored which includes tightening and smoothing the skin, and removing excess parts.

The stomach wall is tightened and the form of the belly button and its excess skin will be corrected. This surgery results in a better looking back and smoother abdomen. Other positives include reduced back pain and improved gastrointestinal functions after the surgery.

The second phase of a body lift includes liposuction, thigh lift, and butt lift. We’ve previously covered these surgeries in other posts, so we recommend that you take a look at those for more information. The first and second phase of a body lift is 6 months apart.

During the second phase, the tummy tuck incision is continued to the back to tighten the skin correctly and remove any excess skin. This surgery has some positive effects on your figure: Your back will become more visible and proportioned and your buttock will have a nicer form which will be harmonious with your back.

After the surgery is complete you’ll have to rest at the clinic. You’ll be shown before and after photos to help you visualize the final results after the surgery better. Our surgeons’ expertise ensures that you’ll be pleased with the results of your body lift while having very little to no complications to deal with. Your safety and health are very important to us.

Post-surgery care tips

A body lift has a long convalescence period. The pain associated with body lift surgery is a bit more than other plastic surgeries. The patient’s mood is uplifted through the use of intravenous injections and muscle relaxers at first and after a few days, the pain can be managed using oral medication.

You’re given a suitable diet which you have to follow.

After the surgery, you have to wear a special compression garment to help your body adapt to its new form.

Reduce your daily activity to a minimum so you can recover well during convalescence.

Avoid doing any form of intense sports and physical activity for up to 6 weeks.

Avoid bending down and picking up heavy objects for up to 6 weeks.

It is recommended that you try to walk after the surgery.

Half of the body’s swelling goes down after 6 weeks. The swelling completely goes away after 3 months.

Complications of the treatment

Similar to other surgeries, body lifts have their own complications. At Estetikcentrum, we strive to prevent them from ever occurring. Common and temporary complications of the surgery include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Contusion
  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Scarring

Some of the complications of a body lift include:

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Loosened skin
  • Tissue necrosis
  • Erratic scars
  • Inharmonious tissues and body parts
  • Unsatisfied with the results

Result of the surgery and its longevity

You can witness the results of a body lift immediately after the treatment is finished, but to enjoy the final results you’ll have to wait a few months. You have exercise and follow a healthy diet to maintain your results for a long time.

Since body lifts are major procedures involving many steps, it’s quite natural that the patient might feel overwhelmed. Our staff are experienced in dealing with these issues. We gladly listen to your requests and answer all your questions.

Our surgeons will take the utmost care to perform the body lift flawlessly to deliver your desired results and our whole team will be looking after you. It’s our duty and obligation to provide great care and attention from the first session to the final examination. You’ll always feel safe in our hands, even when undergoing a massive procedure such as body lift.

You can book a consultation session with our professionals online. You can also call us at 040 – 65 66 660.

We look forward to seeing you at Estetikcentrum beauty clinic.

This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about professional plastic surgeries. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your surgeon or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.