Body Lift and Body Contouring surgeries are two different procedures which are performed to remove excess skin sagging and fat occured as results of aging, dramatic weight loss or weight loss surgery.
Body lift surgery improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports skin and fat. Excess sagging skin and fat are removed and the procedure can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface and give more smooth surface. A body lifting surgery may include abdominal area, buttocks and thighs and most of the time it requires incisions. In some cases, only liposuction will be enough to make body contouring but if skin elasticity of your body is not so strong, body lifting with liposuction will be required.
Most of total body contouring cases are unique procedures and should be designed by plastic surgeon very carefully considering safety and health condition of the patient.
Recovery of body lift and body contouring surgeries may change according to patient’s age, health condition and also total of procedures applied. Most of the time, these surgeries require two nights stay in hospital and ten days for post-op recovery after discharge from hospital. All necessary post—op instructions will be given to your by your plastic surgeon.