What is Body Lift Surgery?
Body Lift or Total Body Lift is a Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery procedure performed to reshape your body to it's natural curves and contours. Body Lift is a surgical procedure where the loose and hanging skin of the entire body is tightened and implants are inserted, all in one procedure. Body Lift basically reshapes the breasts, chest, arms, thighs, hips, back, waist, abdomen & knees after losing weight (for example those people who lose lot of weight after undergoing weight loss surgeries like Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding ), aging and multiple pregnancies.
Who are the candidates for body lift surgery ?
If you have lost large amounts of weight (50 – 300 lbs.) And have loose, hanging skin on your face, breasts, back, belly and thighs, or if you want to lose weight (especially if you suffer from central obesity) that is resistant to diet and exercise, if you have folds of loose, hanging skin due to aging or multiple pregnancies that might pose a danger of cellulitis or abscess, then you are an ideal candidate for Body Lift. This procedure can either be performed in isolation or in combination with other body contouring and weight loss procedures like Liposuction, Tummy Tuck etc.
What are the procedures for body lift surgery ?
Body Lift is performed in a hospital setting under general anesthesia and can take about 5 – 7 or may be 10 hours depending on what other cosmetic surgery procedures are performed along with it. The Body Lift surgery is usually performed to remove excess skin from the belly first ie from the area between the belly button and pubic hair and tightening of abdominal muscles is also performed. Excessive skin is removed, belly button is repositioned, remainder of the skin is approximated and the incision is sutured. The surgeon will then turn you on your side, make incisions in your buttock and back area, remove fat and excess skin to try and normalize the curves and contours of your sides and back. Body Lift also involves Liposuction of the buttocks, thighs and abdomen areas. Lastly your surgeon will work on the flabby arms (commonly called bat wings) and make them shapely. As mentioned above, Liposuction, Power Assisted Liposculpture (PAL), Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift, Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift and Skin Grafting can all be performed at the same time, whatever your need may be.
What is the recovery period like following Body Lift?
You will spend the initial few hours after Body Lift in the recovery room under observation for immediate post-operative complications and to monitor your heart and lung functions. You will probably spend the next 3 – 5 days in the hospital. Immediately after the Body Lift surgery, you will be given a compression bandage (compression garment) to wear over areas where surgery was performed to reduce swelling and bleeding. The first couple of days after Body Lift can be quite painful and uncomfortable. Drains and tubes will be placed under your skin for 1 – 2 weeks to drain fluid, blood and fat. Despite the pain and discomfort, you should try and walk the very first evening after Body Lift surgery and your nurse will encourage you to increase your activity gradually but progressively. You will be able to resume your daily activities in about 4 – 5 weeks.
Why choose Body Lift surgery in India?
Medical tourism is behind the growth of Body lift surgery in India. This is where residents of one country seek to reduce the costs of their medical treatment at home, by finding cheaper alternative treatments abroad and they are looking at countries like India. India combines world-class healthcare with prices costing a fraction of those in the US or Europe. India is now the leading country promoting medical tourism in the world and growth in the industry is currently running in excess of 30% per annum. The awareness level of foreigners is very high with respect to various body lift procedures. India offers comparable service standards and pricing advantage. "Americans are the biggest clients, followed by tourists from Eastern Europe, Far-East and even Japan. In fact, in the United States, body lift surgery is a luxury many middle-class Americans can 't afford. India has a talent pool of qualified cosmetic surgeons, a lot of whom have been trained in the US and UK, in specialized areas of body lift surgery. With the recent development of the healthcare infrastructure in India, the best of facilities and equipment are also available with these surgeons. This coupled with the extremely low cost of the surgeries makes India the ideal destination for your body lift surgery needs. Body lift surgeries in India are done in complete privacy.