Body Surgery

Body Lift Melbourne

What is a Body Lift (circumferential belt lipectomy)?

A body lift is a comprehensive surgical procedure offered by Niche Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, designed to remove excess skin and fat from around the waist, particularly after significant weight loss. This procedure typically targets the lower abdomen, hips, outer thighs, and buttocks, aiming to change the overall shape and appearance of these areas.

Potential Outcomes of a Body Lift

The body lift procedure can provide several key outcomes:

  • It significantly reduces skin around the hips, thighs, and abdomen and elevates the buttocks.
  • It changes the shape and appearance of the body by tightening and lifting the affected areas.
  • It helps alleviate discomfort caused by excess skin, including hygiene issues and physical impediments.
  • It tightens the anterior abdominal wall muscles improving function and core strength.

Am I a Candidate for a Body Lift?

A body lift isn’t suitable for everyone, and our specialists at Niche Plastic Surgery ensure to provide a thorough assessment to determine if this procedure is right for you. Candidates often include individuals who:

  • Have experienced massive weight loss resulting in significant amounts of loose skin.
  • Do not have medical conditions that impair healing or significantly increase surgery risks.
  • Have realistic goals for the improvement of their body contour.

Surgical Techniques used in Body Lifts

Our surgeons employ several advanced surgical techniques tailored to meet the needs of each patient, including:

  • Lower Body Lift: Focuses on the abdomen, buttocks, waist, hips, and outer thighs.
  • Full Body Lift: May include the upper body, such as the arms, breasts and chest, in addition to the lower body areas.

Body lift Recovery Process

Recovery from a body lift at Niche Plastic Surgery involves:

  • Initial downtime and limited activity to promote healing lasting 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Most patients will remain in hospital for 2 to 3 nights.
  • Gradual resumption of daily activities, guided by our post-operative care team.
  • Multiple follow-up visits to monitor recovery and address any concerns.

Post-operative Care for Body Lifts

Effective post-operative care is crucial for successful body lift recovery. Patients are advised to:

  • Wear compression garments to reduce swelling and support the new body contours.
  • Carefully follow all instructions regarding wound care, activity levels, and medication management.

Risks Associated with Body Lifts

Like any major surgery, body lifts carry risks, which include complications related to anaesthesia, infection at the incision site, post operative bleeding or seroma collection and the potential for poor scarring. Our team discusses all potential risks in detail during the consultation process to ensure patients make informed decisions.

Call us to Discuss Your Body Lift Options

Scheduling a one-on-one consultation with a specialist plastic surgeon is the best way to find out if body lift surgery is right for you. If you need more information or wish to schedule a consultation with one of our FRACS qualified surgeons, call Niche Plastic Surgery on 9853 9705.

Body Lift FAQs

What can I expect from a body lift?

You can expect a reduction in loose skin and increased firmness in treated areas.

How long does recovery from a body lift take?

Recovery can vary but generally involves several weeks of reduced activity. Full recovery can take several months.

Can a body lift help me lose weight?

A body lift is not a weight-loss procedure but rather a body surgery designed to remove excess skin and target body shape after weight loss.

Will I have scars after a body lift?

Scarring is inevitable with body lift surgery, but our surgeons strategically place incisions to minimize and conceal scars as much as possible.