Total Body Lift
Total body lift surgery is obliging for patients who have lost skin elasticity all over their body. Excess skin can cause harsh chafing and discomfort, as well as prevent patients from wearing clothes in a smaller size. Total body lifts tackle every part of the body that commonly accumulates fat and surplus skin: arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks can all be recontoured to achieve a smooth, trim, and lifted appearance.
You may listen about total body lift surgery referred to as an upper and lower body lift. In an upper body lift, the arms are care for with an arm lift and the breasts are contoured with a breast lift. These two surgeries can be performed separately or at some stage in a mid or lower body lift.
However a total body lift is the most comprehensive way to rejuvenate your figure after massive weight loss, you need to take into account the extended recovery period required for such complex surgery. You should be ready to remain at home for up to six weeks after your total body lift surgery and to follow all instructions given to you by your plastic surgeon. Once the swelling has gone down and the scars begin to fade, the majority patients are extremely satisfied with their new appearance.
The subsequent are the individual components of body contouring:
Arm lift or brachioplasty – The extra flesh on the arms of bariatric patients virtually always appears on the underside of the upper arm and is sometimes referred to as “bat wings”. Surgeons make incisions made from the armpit to the elbow to remove the skin and create a more agreeable contour. Consequently, surgeons open the arm on its base so that the resulting scar is fairly well hidden. A brachioplasty procedure can employ some liposuction after the cut is made. With the arm opened, the surgeon pulls the skin tight and then trims away the excess skin, depending on the patient, can be a pound of skin per arm or more.
Breast lift or mastopexy – By trimming surplus tissue from the upper breast, the surgeon can move breasts which usually droop to the umbillicus to a more upright and full position. The procedure also often needs an implant to make up for lost fat and tissue inside the breast. Scars on women are approximately always hidden inside the area covered by the bra.
Stomach lift or abdominoplasty – surplus skin hanging down over the pubic region is often the distorting feature that most concerns and bothers patients. The stomach pannus retains moisture, and causes rashes because of skin rubbing against itself which usually leads to poor hygiene. As the surgical procedure to remove it is known as a panniculectomy, there is frequently more work to be done for patients who suffer from large amounts of hanging skin. To endow with improved contours on the waist, back and flanks, surgeons sometimes perform a belt lipectomy, (also known as a torsoplasty or a circumferential lumpectomy).The cut goes all the way around the patients midsection at the level of the lower waist. The surgeon uses more liposuction on the stomach and flanks while trimming excess skin from the patients back and sides too. The abdominoplasty and belt lipectomy incisions are placed so that the resulting scar is hidden within the majority underwear and swimsuits.
Lower body lift – trims surplus skin on the buttocks and thighs. For an inner thigh lift, the surgeon makes an incision lofty on the inner leg, starting near the groin and ongoing down to the knee. A number of fats may be removed with liposuction. The surgeon then removes surplus skin and redrapes the remaining skin before closing the long incision, leaving the patient with tighter and more attractive thighs.
Siamak Agha-Mohammadi, MD PhD is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. We offer Orange County Liposuction,
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, Plastic Surgery Orange County,
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