A lower body lift, also known as a waist lipectomy, shapes the lower body to give the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips and thighs a slimmer appearance. The body lift is usually performed in patients who have lost a lot of weight. During this procedure, the surgeon carefully and accurately removes loose, sagging skin that collapses with significant weight loss. For many patients, this is another planned step in their weight loss transformation to help them achieve an ideal aesthetic . After a lower body lift, patients are extremely satisfied with their new body and have a renewed sense of self-confidence.
Am I a good candidate?
The body lift is considered a major surgery. Patients who undergo this procedure, in most cases, have lost about 40kg or more.
Our team performs this surgery on men and women who are close or at their objective weight, and demands that the weight loss to be stabilized. The best candidates are those who meet these criteria, and who have sagging skin, loose and hanging around the belly, lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs …
Rates : £ 3 750
This package includes: the Surgery, anesthesia, use of the operating room, stay at the clinic, drugs, surgeon and anesthesiologist fees, convalescence at the hotel and transfers (Airport / Clinic / Hotel).
Anesthesia : general
Length of stay : 8 days (7 nights):4 nights at the school /3 nights at the hotel
Scar : Circular horizontal scar at the bottom of the belly and the back, can be hidden by the the bikini .
Time of absence before returning to work :You can go back to work after one week. Do not make efforts and keep a moderate physical activity during 20 days.
Before the body lift:
During the consultation, the surgeon will examine you and perform some tests to make sure you are healthy enough for surgery. He can also take your measurements.
He will discuss the options of body lift surgery and he will explain the procedures , postoperative risks …
It is best to tell your surgeon if you have any medical treatment going on to adjust the medication or to remove it. It is advisable to avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, herbal supplements or any medication that may increase bleeding.
Surgeons always advise to stop smoking at least 1 month before surgery.
Procedure of body lift surgery:
Body lift for women : Steps
On the morning of the surgery, the surgeon marks the location of the incision lines with you standing in front of a mirror. It will mark the upper limit and the lower limit. The area between these boundaries (shown in pink on the image on the left) is the skin and tissue that will be removed. The upper and lower margins are then joined and sutured together with resorbable stitches.
The only scar is a single horizontal incision that runs around your mid-section.
The surgeon makes sure to place the scar as low as possible so that it is hidden with panties or low-rise jeans.
After the body lift:
Generally, this procedure requires a 3-night stay at the clinic. The surgery can last from 5 to 8 hours depending on the number of procedures performed.
Recovery for this surgery is slow. In addition to extensive incisions, the body and the skin need enough time to adapt to their new positions.
The first week, you have to keep the bed but you have the possibility to walk to the bathroom.
The first 5 days, the compression garment is worn permanently.
From the 5th day, you can take a shower. The pain pump and the drains are removed, the compression garment is changed.
The first three weeks, no professional or sports activity is allowed.
From the 4th week, you can resume work gradually. Driving and sports are not allowed.
At 6-8 weeks, you can resume normal activities.
Risks and possible complications:
As with any surgery, there are also risks and complications for Body Lift surgery. That is why it is recommended to discuss it with your surgeon.
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