After significant weight loss, many people experience an accumulation of excess skin across many areas of their bodies. At The Lotus Clinic, a body lift can be performed to help you tighten sagging skin and improve the shape and tone of your body following bariatric surgery or a dramatic loss in weight. Dr. Chandra Patel, a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, offers a variety of body lifting techniques designed to eliminate excess fat and loose skin on your upper body, midsection, and lower body. Through precise tightening of your underlying muscle tissues and the removal of excess skin, Dr. Patel can help sculpt your body to effectively achieve the firm, toned contour you desire.
To schedule a body lift consultation with Dr. Patel, please contact our office today.
Benefits of a Body Lift
Loose, sagging skin following drastic weight loss can be very discouraging, especially after taking steps to lose significant amounts of weight and renew the shape of your physique. A body lift from Dr. Patel can tighten and remove excess skin and fat across your buttocks, torso, back, arms, and more. Based on your needs, we offer a lower body lift, upper body lift, or full body lift – a combination of the lower and upper lifts. Ultimately, a body lift technique customised to fit your needs can help you tighten your skin and achieve the contour and form you envisioned when you made the decision to lose weight.
Body Lift Procedures
Depending on your specific goals and desires, Dr. Patel will recommend a lower, upper, or full body lift during your initial consultation. Each technique is performed under general anesthesia.
Lower Body Lift
Designed to target the buttocks, thighs, hips, and abdomen, a lower body lift can be an excellent option for tightening skin around the midsection and below. Dr. Patel will tighten underlying muscles tissues in targeted areas and remove extra fat utilising liposuction. He will then pull the remaining skin until it is taut, revealing a smooth and firm contour. This technique can also be combined with a tummy tuck procedure.
Upper Body Lift
The upper body lift is a great option for patients seeking to target the back, breasts, and arms. Similarly to the lower body lift, Dr. Patel generally uses liposuction to remove excess fat cells and then removes excess skin in targeted regions. He then tightens the remaining skin for a firm and toned look. The upper body lift can also be combined with a breast lift for optimal results.
Full Body Lift
A full body lift combines the upper and lower lifts for a comprehensive tightening and removal of excess skin and fat. This procedure is generally more extensive than the upper and lower techniques and will require more downtime following surgery. Dr. Patel can also combine this method with breast lift and tummy tuck procedures.
Recovery from Body Lift
Recovery from the body lift procedure will vary depending on the extent of your surgery and the technique needed to achieve your individual goals. Swelling and bruising can be expected, and any discomfort can be alleviated with medication. Results will be apparent almost immediately and will continue to improve as swelling decreases. Dr. Patel generally recommends that you wait at least one to two weeks before returning to your normal daily routines. Additionally, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least three to four weeks following surgery.
Schedule Your Body Lift Consultation
To learn more about our body lift procedures, or for any questions regarding the technique that may be the best for your needs, please contact The Lotus Clinic today. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Patel.