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.
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.
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.”
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