A body lift, also known as body plastic surgery, improves the shape and tone by removing excess skin and the underlying fat. Sagging excess fat and skin are caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure.
Body lifts can be used to treat excess skin, cellulite, and sagging fatty tissue.
Many people who have achieved significant weight loss (35 kg or more) due to bariatric surgery (such as gastric bypass) or through diet and exercise are often left with large amounts of heavy, loose folds of skin around the abdomen, arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks and face.
Skin can sag and lose elasticity as a result of being stretched for a long period of time, and often fails to shrink back to its former size and shape. In addition, excess skin can limit mobility and result in rashes and other sores that may lead to infection.
Body lift surgery involves making an incision at the waist or slightly below it and removing excess skin, then closing the skin under some tension. The incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen (tummy), waist, hips and thighs in one procedure. A circumferential incision around the body removes an apron of excess skin and fat and repositions and tightens tissue.
A combination of bodylift, liposuction and abdominoplasty procedures can help achieve an improved overall contour and figure.
Liposuction alone will not correct the silhouette of the inner side of the thigh if there is excess skin and a loosening of the skin on the inner thigh. In that case, it will be necessary to also perform a skin tightening. This procedure is called thigh lift surgery or cruroplasty
The aim of the procedure is to remove the excess skin, reduce the localized fat surplus on the inner thigh and tighten the remaining skin.
An arm lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the under portion of the upper arms. As we get older, the skin on our upper arms changes — sagging and becoming loose. Significant weight loss also can cause the undersides of the upper arms to droop.
While exercise can strengthen and improve muscle tone in the upper arm, it can't address excess skin that has lost elasticity.
During an arm lift — also known as brachioplasty —excess skin and fat are removed from between the armpit and elbow. The remaining skin is placed back over the newly repositioned contours to create amore toned look.
Lipofilling (transferring the patient’s own fat) to the buttocks to increase their volume is very versatile, allowing a complete remodeling tailored to the patient’s demand.Several sessions are sometimes needed to achieve the required volume augmentation.
Fat tissues are collected from identified parts of the body by micro-incision using a fine suction cannula (or during a conventional liposuction). The collected fat cells are then subjected to a sterile centrifugation to separate the cells that will be injected (intact fat cells) from the elements that must not be injected (fat cells destroyed by the sample, non-fat cells such as blood cells). Then, there-injection of fat (lipofilling) is performed using micro-cannulas allowing incisions approximately 1-2 mm in length.
The result obtained from buttocks lipofilling is usually permanent.
Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles, creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
A full abdominoplasty requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and belly button. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the amount of excess skin. Once the abdominal skin is lifted, the underlying weakened abdominal muscles are repaired.
A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.Then, the upper abdominal skin is pulled down like a window shade. The excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is sutured together. A new opening for the belly button is created. The belly button is popped through to the surface and sutured into position.
Abdominoplasty is proposed only when abdominal liposuction alone is not sufficient and does not bring desired results. In these cases, abdominal suction and abdominoplasty can be combined in order to obtain the expected and desired outcome.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that breaks up and removes stubborn fat, in various areas of the body, that cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise.
Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions.
First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
Liposuction is proposed for: