Body Lift – Upper, Belt or Full Body Lift

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 3 February 2020

Aging, pregnancy and weight gain and loss all take their toll on your shape, especially around the waist, hips and buttocks. Skin laxity and stubborn fat contribute to the heavy abdomen and hips making it difficult to wear the clothes you want and also increasing lower back pain. Dr. Vigo’s expert care and professional service ensures your safe and natural aesthetic appearance in Body Lift Surgery.

What is a Body Lift?

Body Lift Surgery is a plastic surgical procedure performed to remove excess fat and skin around the lower abdomen and back to restore a shapely silhouette and achieve a natural aesthetic appearance around your whole body. Body lift surgery addresses both the laxity of the abdomen and lower back / buttocks as well as outer thighs in one surgical procedure.

What are the benefits of Body Lift Surgery?

Body Lift surgery is performed to reduce the heavy lower abdomen, hips and sagging bottom to enable you to wear the clothes you want and boost your self-esteem. Body Lift can restore a youthful figure following weight loss or pregnancy. Diabetic patients may benefit following a Body Lift by improved blood sugar control or reduced requirements for medication. The improvement in body shape can boost your self confidence and comfort enabling you to exercise effectively to maintain a good body weight and shape.

What are the risks of Body Lift Surgery?

Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, Body Lift Surgery is a safe procedure when performed by a fully qualified and trained Plastic, Cosmetic Surgeon with a high standard of care. The common risks are bleeding (less than 0.5%), infection (less than 0.5%) delayed skin healing, and seroma collection (fluid under the skin). Each of these risks may require revision surgery. Other risks that may occur are, poor scarring, hypertrophic or keloid scars, blood clots – DVT and PE (0.5%), asymmetry, numbness of the skin. Dr. Vigo minimises these risks to ensure your safety throughout your procedure.

Do I need to lose weight before my Body Lift Surgery?

We recommend that you should be as close to your ideal body weight as possible before you undergo a Body Lift, with your weight stable for more than 6 months. However, many patients find it very difficult to exercise effectively with a heavy lower abdomen, back and hips. It is important even in this circumstance that you maintain healthy nutrition and are losing weight before your surgery.

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