Toronto Body LiftBody lift surgery is a body contouring procedure designed for patients who have lost a large amount of weight and now are left with excess hanging skin around their waist. A body lift is more correctly referred to as a lower body lift. It 'lifts' the thighs and buttocks and flattens the abdomen.
Recovery After Body Lift SurgeryAfter Body Lift Surgery you will have a tight garment over your mid-region. You will have several drains which are usually removed after two weeks. Swelling and bruising will be most noticeable after the first day and will slowly subside after that over a period of 2 to 3 weeks. It will likely take 3 months for all the swelling to subside and for you to see the final results. You will be give specific instructions on what position you need to stay in and what physical restrictions you need to follow to ensure your wound heal ideal.
Who can benefit from a Body Lift?Following significant weight loss, patients are often left with large amount of excess skin which is circumferential around their waist. If you have excess skin on your abdomen, sides, and buttocks, and if you have droopy thigh skin, you may benefit from this procedure.
What are the risks of a Body Lift?Bodylift is a surgical procedure. Like all surgical procedure, there are general risks that apply to any medical procedure. Please read our information page on potential risks. With regards to bodylifts, there are special considerations that need to be taken into account. These include bleeding, infection, and fluid collections which may lead to the opening of your wounds. In rare cases an injury to deep layers may occur. If this occurs, you may require additional surgery to correct it. Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism can also occur. If suspected, they need to be treated aggressively because if left untreated, can be potentially fatal
Dr. Martin Jugenburg
Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON, M5J1E3