Lower Body Lift

What should you know about a lower body lift surgery? What happens during the first consultation?

After pregnancy, abdominal surgeries, or due to slimming or fattening the frame of the skin’s connective tissue, the muscles of the abdominal wall and body are weakened and the skin of the abdomen, the back and the pubic knoll slackens. Lower body lift surgery is recommended to correct the sagging abdominal skin. In the course of this surgery a spectacular improvement of the body contour can be reached by removing of the skin and the remaining adipose tissue and by the tightening of the tissue. There are no two people alike in the world; so we can state there are no two identical body surgeries.

Because of the complexity of the upper body lift surgery the first consultation is very important, where get a personalized expert opinion from our plastic surgeon. After the examination he discusses the necessary procedures with you. He explains to you the course of the body surgery and he shows you where scars will be located after the operation. At the consultation you have the chance to see the reference photos of the plastic surgeon.

Preparing for the lower body surgery

Before every plastic surgery you must go for a complete medical check-up. The reason for this is to find out whether you have any health problems that could have an influence on the body lift surgery. All preliminary examinations are made at our Plastic Surgery Institute, so you do not need to queue up and wait in another health centers. In the course of the medical check-up laboratory tests and as occasion requires, other examinations (ECG, X-rays, etc.) are performed according to the surgeon’s suggestion.

In certain cases we advise our patients to change their lifestyle in the days preceding the body surgery. To facilitate proper recovery it is important that you do not smoke because nicotine slows down the process of regeneration and harmfully influences the healing of the wound. In the days before the body lift surgery you should eat light foods, drink lots of fluids and take some vitamins (vitamin C, selenium, zinc). Two weeks before the body surgery you should avoid the use of aspirin, ginkgo biloba and other naturopathic products.

Lower body lift surgery

Lower body lift surgery is a complex plastic surgery, which is performed in every case under general anesthesia. Depending on the type of the body surgery, the procedure takes 4-6 hours. The plastic surgeon makes an incision in the line of the underwear, which follows all along the body line. In the course of the lower body lift surgery he removes the superfluous skin and adipose tissue, unifies the separated abdominal muscles and fixes the belly button in anatomical position.

Techniques of lower body lift surgery

The technique of the operation means the choice and localization of the necessary incisions. Lower body lift surgery is started on the back part of the body wall by removing the superfluous skin and adipose tissue above the buttock: the second step is to excise the superfluous skin and adipose tissue from the both side of the waist. The correction of the skin of the abdominal wall is the third phase of the surgery. The plastic surgeon liberates the skin from the abdominal wall up to the rib-arch, and in the meantime makes an incision around the belly button. He fixes the weakened musculature of the abdominal wall with stable stitches and unifies the separated musculature. After this he tautens the skin of the abdominal wall, removes the superfluous skin and adipose tissue, thus the abdomen becomes tighter. Lastly he makes the correction of the belly button. At the end of the body lift surgery, drain tubes are inserted to drain the excretion. The peripheries of the wound on all areas of the body are unified by self-absorbing stitches in multiple layers.

Recovering and risks of a lower body surgery

In our Plastic Surgery Institute we aim to make the period after the body surgery as convenient as possible for you. In order to do this, a waterproof bandage is placed by our plastic surgeon on the wounds the day following surgery, so you can even have a shower at home. After the body lift surgery you must spend 2 nights in our Plastic Surgery Institute. To achieve the perfect result and look we work with self-absorbing stitches, this way the scars heal much more aesthetically and we save you the possible inconveniences of stitch removal. Drain tubes are inserted in the abdominal wall for 48 hours and on the upper part of the buttock for 5 days. After the lower body surgery you must wear a special compression garment for 4 weeks. Our institute provides you with these items of clothing.

During the first 2 weeks of the recovery all demanding physical activities must be avoided. After 2 weeks you can return gradually to your previous life-style. After 3 weeks you can start to do light exercises. Sunbathing, the use of solarium and sauna must be avoided for 2 months. After the body lift surgery you have to attend control examinations on the 7th and 14th day, and the 6th and 12th week. The recovery time of the outer scars is 6 months, while the inner scars heal completely in 2 years. To facilitate the healing of the wound it is advisable to use scar creams.

Before the body lift surgery we aim to filter out the possible risk factors with preliminary examinations, but even so unpredictable complications may occur. Body surgeries count as routine plastic procedures and the occurrence of complications after the lower body lift surgery is extremely slight, but it cannot be excluded. These complications can be the following: infection, oedema and serous oedema, formation of the keloid scar.

Results of the lower body surgery

Everybody would like to be slim and neat but in the course of the time, after great weight gain or pregnancy, it seems to be an inaccessible dream. Thanks to plastic surgery these dreams can come true. After the lower body lift surgery your abdomen will be tight and toned and the embarrassing cushions of fat will disappear from your waist. You can also say goodbye to the so unpopular abdominal apron.

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