What Is Lower Body Lift?
A body lift, also called Lower Body Lift, is a surgical procedure to improve serious skin sagging existing in the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, as well as the loosening support tissue under the saggy skin. This surgery is usually done for patients with major weight loss to make effect of Full Body Lift.
What other names are used for this procedure?
Full Body Lift and 360 Body Lift are the same name with Lower Body Lift. Even some authors name this surgery as Belt Lipectomy.
Who is Suitable for 360 Body Lift?
People who have lost a significant amount of weight through weight loss surgery should maintain their stable weight within a certain period of time (min 6 months).
Thus, body lift surgery will be more satisfactory in cases where excessive skin and / or fat tissue is removed from people who can maintain their weight stably. At the same time since this surgery is 360 body lift, sagging circumferentially is so essential to have better result. The full body lift will not only provide a decrease in tissue around the waist, abdomen and back area, but will also decrease the accumulated skin in the legs.
How is it different from Tummy Tuck?
While Tummy Tuck aims to improve the abdominal area and waists, lower body lift aims also flanks and back. Lower body lift actually creates an effect like pulling the trousers upwards. This effect will be seen on both the front and the back. That’s why this procedure can be named 360 body lift as well. Belly button place changing is the same with Tummy Tuck and Lower Body Lift surgery. Liposuction always can be added to either Tummy Tuck or Lower Body Lift surgery
Where the Body Lift Surgery Scars will be Placed?
In addition to the classic tummy tuck scar, which is located on the pubic area and extends to both hip bones, there is a scar that extends back to the flank and buttock groove. The reason it is called 360 body lift is because there is an all-round incision. Body lift surgery scar will be visible for first 6 months, after that period of time scar will start to fade.
Operation and Early Period after Operation
Body lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes 3 to 4 hours depending on tissue volume that is removed. You need to stay at the hospital one night. As I described above there will be 360 body lift scar which it will be hidden under underwear.
Small tubes are placed to the surgical area to drain possible blood and body fluid. At the end of the body lift surgery a garment will apply on abdominal area circumferentially to make pressure on surgery site. That garment needs to be worn at least 3-4 weeks. You may return to your daily life in 5-7 days. Of course, there will be temporary movement limitation for a week. Since it is a full body lift bending forward has to be avoided.
Last Words about Full Body Lift…
Body lift surgery will definetely improve the appereance on belly area especially after weight loss. When you are considering to have full body lift you may contact us to have more information.
Body Lift Related Frequently Asked Questions
What is a 360 lower body lift?
It is a surgical procedure to improve serious skin sagging existing in the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, as well as the loosening support tissue under the saggy skin.
How long is recovery from lower body lift?
You may return to your daily life with little limitation of movement 7 to 10 days.
Does a lower body lift include thighs?
This surgical procedure does not include thigh lift, but as a result of all-round lift operation, the removal of saggy skin on the side of the legs is performed.
What is the ideal timing for Body Lift?
If a large amount of weight is lost, you must maintain your stable weight for at least 6 months. This timing directly affects the outcome of the operation.
How much does a lower body lift cost?
The pricing of the body lift surgery is applied with the same fee for all our patients. Due to the relevant legal regulations, it is not possible to share information on our website about body lift prices. However, you can contact us to have more information about the price and procedure itself.
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