1- What is Body Lift?
2- What types of Body Lift are there?
3- What does it consist of?
4- How is the preparation?
5- How is the recovery?
What is Body Lift?
It is a surgical procedure that seeks to improve body flaccidity. It consists of restoring skin tension and can be performed on the abdomen, arms, buttocks and thighs.
This plastic surgery is usually performed in patients who have lost weight significantly and need to correct excess skin, muscle tone and skin elasticity. People who have been on a strict diet or have undergone bariatric surgery are the main candidates for this aesthetic intervention.
What types of Body Lift are there?
There are several types of this treatment and they are distinguished by the area in which it will be applied.
- Facelift: applied to the face, jowls and neck.
- Mastopexy: breast lift.
- Abdominoplasty: treats excess skin of the abdomen and is the most common.
- Lower Body Lift: abdomen, groin, buttocks and thighs.
- Brachioplasty: stretching for flaccidity of the arms.
What does the surgery consist of?
There are different types of Body Lift surgery, depending on the results the patient wants to achieve and the areas where the intervention will be performed. In most cases an operation of this type lasts between 4 and 5 hours.
There are two main steps to be followed: first, anesthesia is administered, which is usually general; that is, the patient is asleep.
Secondly, the surgery is performed through incisions, more or less small, depending on the area to be operated and the amount of excess skin to be removed. Through these incisions, the excess fat and skin is removed. In this way, the surgery achieves a more toned body.
In addition, drains are usually placed to facilitate the elimination of the accumulation of fluids that occur in the area. Finally, if the operation is on the abdomen, the abdominal girdle is usually left in place.
In some cases this surgery is combined with liposuction techniques in the lateral areas, as these allow improving the body silhouette.
Bodylift is a surgical intervention
that seeks to improve body flaccidity.
How is the preparation?
One of the characteristics that the patient must present is to be close to an ideal weight, that is, the Body Lift does not replace a weight reduction in cases of obesity.
As in any other surgical procedure, the patient must undergo blood and cardiac tests.
In addition, it is required that the person has not smoked for two months prior to surgery.
What is the recovery like?
This surgery requires at least two nights of hospitalization and, although some patients can get up after the first or second day, it is advisable to rest.
In addition, the patient must wear a compression garment on the abdomen, if it is in that area where the operation has been performed, for 6 weeks. After three days the drains are removed and as for the return to daily routine, most patients take between 10 and 15 days.