If you plan to undergo liposuction to lose weight, you should first know that liposuction is no alternative to regular exercising and healthy eating. Moreover, it does not remove cellulite
Full Body Lift Surgery For the Removal of Excess Skin Due to Extreme Weight Loss
A Follow-up Procedure to Bariatric Surgery
|Loose abdominal skin||Tummy Tuck|
|Loose arm skin||Arm Lift (brachioplasty)|
|Loose breast skin||Breast Lift (mastopexy)|
|Loose inner thigh skin||Inner thigh lift|
|Loose thigh and buttock skin||Outer thigh and buttock lift|
Dr. Schusterman evaluate the entire body to determine the extent of the incisions and duration of the surgery. General anesthesia is used for the operation, which can last anywhere from 2 to 8 hours depending on the amount of excess skin removed. During the surgery, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is typically performed first, after which excess skin is removed from the legs, arms, and breast area.
Modest amounts of pain, bruising, and swelling are present after the procedure. Length of recovery will depend on the extent of the surgery and patients may stay in the hospital up to a week. Below is an average recovery schedule:
|Pain controlled with medication||5 to10 days|
|Tubes and drains left in skin||1 to 2 weeks|
|Swelling subsides||2 to 6 weeks|
|Return to work||As early as 2 weeks, 4 to 6 weeks recommended|
|Resume exercise||6 to 8 weeks|
|Fully healed scars||6 months to 1 year|
The results achieved with a body lift are permanent but remain sensitive to diet and exercise. The problem will never be completely eradicated, but an improvement in skin tightness will be evident. Even after contouring, patients with previously loose skin will experience loosening and sagging much faster with age than their peers.
Body lift surgery can have very positive outcomes for both the body and mind. Loose skin can be a physically uncomfortable reminder of the excess weight you once carried. By removing this extra weight, you will feel more comfortable with your body image and shape, fit into clothes that make you feel attractive and boost your new self-confidence even more.
For further information regarding the removal of excess skin with full body lift surgery, call the Museum District Aesthetic Plastic Surgery office at 713-794-0368 or fill out our contact form.