If you want to get rid of excess skin and fat in the multiple regions of your body to have a smoother skin, a tighter appearance, and well-balanced contours, then a body lift may be an amazing treatment for you.Book your consultation
Weight loss, aging, and genetics may cause localized fat pockets and sagging skin in all parts of the body. The most affected parts are groin, thighs, breasts, buttocks, arm, back, lower back, abdomen, and hips. When the problem is localized in one of these areas, individual lifting procedures such as arm lift, and thigh lift are preferred. However, when a larger portion of the body is significantly affected, body lift procedures may be preferred.
There are 4 main types of body lifts: upper body lift, mid-body lift, lower body lift, and total body lift. Each type is further customized according to the patient’s needs and wishes. The body lift procedures are popular and effective. By having a body lift surgery, you may achieve a youthful, energetic, tighter, and beautiful look.
There are variations of body lift surgery for different needs. Here you can find answers for different complaints.
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At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.
Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.
You will have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. After an online examination, and will help you to choose what's the best.
We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.
You can contact our agents 7 days and 24 hours for your questions and concerns, or only support. We'll be fully available for your service.
We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.
We provide airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before/after the surgery via VIP vehicles.
As Clineca, we provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during the resting period.
The price includes fees of the surgeon, operating room, hospitalization, tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.
The price includes hotel layover (including breakfast), and transportation between the airport, the hotel and the hospital.
Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask, voltage converter and many others that will enhance your satisfaction.
Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.
Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in Istanbul. We plan every detail of your journey.
After you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If requested, they will arrange an online consultation for you.
You'll have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. They will perform an online examination and help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.
We'll plan your whole journey including your surgery date and accommodation. We'll inform you about every need; from preparing your suitcase to advice before the procedure.
Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport for you. We’ll drive you to the hospital and they'll get a blood and the C19 test. Then, we'll take you to your hotel.
We’ll take you from your hotel to the hospital. After your examination, the same day you’ll have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.
After your stay at the hospital, we'll drive you to your hotel. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care during the week.
We'll gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We’ll be very happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing, shopping and entertainment.
We’ll take you to 1-week follow-up. After your examination and removal of bandages if required, we’ll inform you about the recovery period. Then, we'll drive you to the airport.
During your recovery, we'll inform you, check on you, and answer your questions 24 hours and 7 days. We'll expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.
If you are healthy, have problems that can be solved by a body lift surgery, and have realistic expectations then you are a candidate!
A body lift may be an ideal treatment for you:
The outcomes of body lift surgery can be analyzed in three main categories: aesthetical, health-related, and psychological.
Regardless of the reason, a stretched skin, excess fat pockets, loose underlying tissues, and a dimpled appearance are significant aesthetical concerns for both males and females. However, body lift surgeries are excellent treatments for these problems. There are variations of body lift surgery addressing different needs and wishes. So, the results will depend on the procedure(s) you’ll have. But in short, your body will look smoother, tighter, and more youthful. You will be able to wear swimsuits, dresses, and all kinds of cloths, comfortably. You will look amazing in your social media posts! Moreover, the results of body lift surgeries are long-lasting, especially if you closely follow your surgeon’s instructions.
Large folds of excess skin can cause chafing and discomfort. Sagging skin can cause rashes and infections. It can prevent you from becoming healthier by making it difficult to properly exercise. Folds of skin and loose tissues make cleaning your body much more difficult. Therefore, having a body lift procedure have serious health-related benefits.
The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. Sagging body parts, excess and loose soft tissues, a dimpled appearance, a stretched skin, and not well-balanced contours can be psychologically distressing. You can feel like you are older than you actually are. You may not be able to enjoy your weight loss. You may find it hard to decide what you will wear. You may not like the way you look in the mirror. Therefore, after the procedure, strong psychological benefits are expected. You will start to love your body more. Your self-confidence will be boosted.
Body lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to change the appearance of multiple areas. It is a complex surgery customized according to needs and wishes of the patient.
Like all kinds of surgery, body lift surgeries require anesthesia. Your surgeon will decide whether general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is more suitable for your case.
There are different body lift surgeries and each of them are highly customizable. Therefore, each patient’s procedure will be unique. The types of body lift procedures are upper body lift, mid-body lift, and lower body lift. It is also possible to perform a total body lift by combining these procedures. The essence of the body lift surgeries is removing excess fat and skin, repairing and reshaping underlying tissues, and creating well-balanced contours. Depending on the case and the wishes of the patient, liposuction can be combined with body lift surgeries to achieve better results. The length and position of the incisions depend on the procedure and specific needs of the patient. During a body lift procedure, your surgeon first performs liposuction, if necessary and wished. Surgeon removes excess fat and skin, and reshapes the underlying tissues using deep sutures.
Upper body lift targets the chest, the arms, and the back.*1 The arms are treated with arm lift procedure. The excess skin and fat are removed from the back. If the patient is male, a gynecomastia surgery procedure can be performed on the chest. If the patient is female, the breasts are treated with a breast lift procedure. The breast lift procedure can also be combined with a breast augmentation with implants.
Mid-body lift targets the abdomen, the waist, and the lower back.*2 During the procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen, the waist, and the lower back. The abdominal wall is repaired and reshaped. Mid-body lift is often combined with a lower body lift to achieve superior contours, a smooth transition, and a well-balanced appearance.
Lower body lift targets the buttocks, hips, and thighs.*3 During the procedure, excess skin and fat is removed from these areas. The procedure does not only remove the excess tissues, but also reshape the lower body contours and lift the buttocks. Lower body lift is often combined with a mid-body lift or an abdominoplasty to achieve more comprehensive and well-balanced results.
Total body lift combines upper body lift, mid-body lift, and lower body lift to target the whole body. It is ideal for patients who have skin and tissue laxity all over their body. Total body lift is an extensive approach. That is why some surgeons prefer to complete a total body lift in multiple surgical appointments. Total body lift requires a longer recovery period, but it provides the most well-balanced and natural results.
There are 4 different types of body lift operations: upper, mid, lower and total body lifts. Depending on the area addressed the risks can vary, the complications include:
After the surgery, there will be stitches on your incisions. There will be dressings on your incisions and you may need to wear compression garment for a while. Right after the surgery, it is normal to experience some pain and discomfort. You may also experience some bruising and swelling. Pain and discomfort will improve after a few days. Until then, pain can be successfully controlled by pain medication. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid and blood. Your stitches will be removed after 1 week.
Bruising will quickly subside after the first week. It will take a longer time for swelling to subside. Most of the patients are able to return to work or school 3-4 weeks after the surgery. However, this period may vary depending on the exact procedure, the patient, and the patient’s working conditions. Gentle walking is safe and recommended. However, most people need to avoid strenuous physical activities and exercises for 6-8 weeks.
A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.
“When tissue laxity and sagging skin occur at multiple regions of the body, the effects of individual lift procedures are limited. In these cases, body lift procedures offer comprehensive and well-balanced results.”
During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.
Most important instructions include,
What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:
“Body lift is not a single procedure. There are 3 of them: Upper body lift, mid-body lift, and lower body lift. We perform the procedure that will respond the patient’s needs. Plus there is also a total body lift which is the combination 3 body lift procedures, recommended for patients whose whole body has sagging issues.”
We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about Body Lift.
There are variations of body lift surgery for different needs. Here you can find answers for different complaints.
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2. Strauch, B., Herman, C., Rohde, C., & Baum, T. (2006). Mid-Body Contouring in the Post???Bariatric Surgery Patient. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 117(7), 2200–2211. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.prs.0000218185.1079
3. Losco, L., Roxo, A. C., Roxo, C. W., Lo Torto, F., Bolletta, A., de Sire, A., … Roxo, C. P. (2019). Lower Body Lift After Bariatric Surgery: 323 Consecutive Cases Over 10-Year Experience. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-019-01543-x
4. Pascal J. F. (2019). Complications des body lifts [Complications of body lifts]. Annales de chirurgie plastique et esthetique, 64(5-6), 644–652. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anplas.2019.07.023