The body lift:
Body lift is a cosmetic surgery that is performed to get rid of excess skin and fat. Looser skin and fat storage increase is a common occurrence which is associated with aging. Unfortunately, it is not always something that is directly related to diet or exercise habits. Irrespective of how you care about yourself, you can still suffer from sagging skin as you age. The good news is that a body lift surgery provides a suitable treatment to solve this problem.
The body lift is nowadays a quite common cosmetic surgery due to the increasingly number of people weight loss that induces cutaneous excess, following a gastric band or sleeve surgeries.
The body lift has a direct effect on the following body areas: belly, upper thighs, buttocks, hips...
The procedure is meant to remove a strip of skin around the abdominal belt. The skin is then stretched up to the waist area
This surgical procedure is often combined with a liposuction of the following areas: belly, hips, buttocks, thighs
The scar is often well accepted by patients, fine and meticulously done with a concern for symmetry.
The results are always quite spectacular because of the removal of large amounts of fat. The change, especially in the case of a former obese, is very surprising and needs some psychological preparation.
The body lift has become a more reliable and efficient surgery avoiding complicated heavy surgery follow-up.
Body lift is ideal for men and women who have lost a lot of weight, either through diet or exercise or bariatric surgery. Sagging skin and excess body fat can have a negative impact on the daily activities of an individual and it can worsen skin rashes and other skin conditions.
Who is a suitable candidate for a body lift?
A body lift is meant for both men and women that:
- Have already lost weight they want to lose
- Have a stable weight for at least 6 months (ideally 12 months)
- Are in good physical and mental health
- Have realistic expectations and are willing to accept the scar of a body lift
Cost of body lift in tunisia
If you have seen yourself as an ideal candidate for a body lift surgery, note that the average cost of this procedure in London is around £ 11000.. Are included in the UK price: anesthesia, operating room facilities and surgeon’s fees only.
The price of a Body lift in Tunisia coupled with a week of recovery or vacation in a 5 stars hotel is at least 65% cheaper than the sole procedure in Europe and for the same medical quality.
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Our price for a body lift in Tunisia as mentioned in the table above includes the hospital cost, surgeon's and anesthetist’s fees, all ground transfers (airport, hotel, clinic) and your stay at a 5-star hotel on full board basis.
Tunisia is becoming a medical hub for more and more British patients since you don't only take advantage of much lower costs but you can also combine your treatments with a luxurious and affordable sunny holiday.
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How body lift surgery is performed?
Your plastic surgeon will review your personalized surgical plan with you for the upper, lower, mid and overall body lift. Your surgeon will then make marks on your skin so as to demarcate where the incisions will be done.
You will then be prepared for the procedure by cleaning your skin and dressing you in a medical dress. After this, you will be given general anesthesia.
During surgery, your plastic surgeon will perform liposuction if necessary and then perform the incisions in order to get rid of the excess fat deposits, tighten your muscles, and trim excess skin before suturing it. Bandages will be placed, compression garments and drains over your incisions as needed.
Scars related to body lift procedure
Although the scars from body lift do not totally disappear as time goes on they will fade away and look significantly less visible than after the weeks after the surgery. In addition the incisions are done in order for the scars to be positioned in a way that will make them less visible and hidden under your bra or clothes.
Postoperative effects and recovery after body lift procedure
After your surgery, you will probably spend three days in the hospital. This will allow your surgeon and his team of nurses to closely monitor your recovery, keep your incisions clean and minimize the risk of complications.
You may experience some discomfort after your surgery but painkillers can be used to reduce pains. You may have to sleep with a special pillow arrangement to stay comfortable and keep your body in the right position for healing.
Result and outcome of lift body
A body lift surgery is a great solution to sagging skin and excess body fat. Generally, patients are satisfied with their firmer, smoother skin, improved figure and improved mobility. Body lift surgery can dramatically improve your appearance and self-confidence, but it's important to have realistic expectations about the results. Your skin will look and feel probably much better, but it may not look the same as before your body weight increase and will remain sensitive to aging, future weight gain or other types of damage.
Photos before and after a body lift surgery
Advice before and after a body lift surgery
Prior to your surgery, some of the advices you need to stick to are listed below:
- Stay away from the use of tobacco and other products which include nicotine
- Two weeks prior to your surgery, it is recommended to stop using some medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen or anti-inflammatory or anticoagulant, as well as any illicit or illegal drugs and alcohol. This is because these drugs can cause some issues related to anesthesia and surgery.
Advices after surgery a body lift surgery
After your surgery, there are some important instructions that will be provided by your surgeon. Some of them are listed below:
- The way you take care of the surgical site and the resulting scars.
- The right medications which you need to apply or taken orally to promote healing and reduce the risk of infection.
- When to remove the compression sheath and any other dressings.
- When can you resume normal activity and your exercising
Sticking to these advices can save you from skin damages and will also ensure a better recovery and scarring.