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Body Lift (Body Contouring) Surgery

Body Contouring Surgery and Body Lift Procedures in Melbourne

A body lift (body contouring procedures) can help reduce excess loose skin that occurs as a result of dramatic weight loss, when an over-stretched dermal layer has not adapted to a smaller body size.  Having excess folds of skin after weight loss is a common problem, and one that leading Plastic Surgeon Dr Geoff Barnett can assist you with resolving through procedures that include abdominoplasty/tummy tucks, arm reductions, thigh lifts and liposuction as well as male breast reduction for Gynecomastia).

How long do you have to wait after weight loss before having body contouring cosmetic or plastic surgery?

Once the patient’s weight has stabilised for 12 months there may be secondary folds or flaps of tissue affecting all parts of the body.

body contouring surgery

Body Contour Surgery is also called “body lift” surgery because it helps remove sagging skin folds and tightens the skin, giving it a firmer appearance and restoring more natural body contours.

Body contouring surgery is often sought following weight reduction where large amounts of body weight have been lost.

liposuction and tummy tuck surgeon

If you’ve lost a lot of weight after major lifestyle changes or after Bariatric procedures including Gastric Banding or Gastric sleeves, you may be considering Body Contouring procedures including liposuction and excess skin reduction (excision) to restore a firmer physique.

What’s important to know about Liposuction and Body Contouring Surgery (Redundant Skin Reduction)

Once the patient’s weight has stabilised for 12 months there may be secondary folds or flaps of tissue affecting all parts of the body.

Most commonly redundant flaps of skin and fat affect the lower abdomen and not infrequently may encircle the body affecting the back as well. The upper inner arms and upper inner thighs are also commonly affected.

Operations are performed using various combinations of surgery and liposuction in order to restore body contour to these areas. Depending on the amount of tissue that is to be removed the operations may be performed as a whole or sometimes sequentially. There is a limit to surgery advised at any one particular operation.

Occasionally the breasts and face and in particular the neck may be affected by gross weight loss. These areas may be addressed by breast reduction or mastopexy, that is skin reduction with breast reshaping. Sometimes an augmentation mammoplasty is required to achieve more pleasing breast contour.

A face and neck lift give excellent rejuvenation to the face following weight loss procedures.

 

To schedule your confidential consultation for body contouring surgery with Dr Geoff Barnett, one of Melbourne’s leading Plastic Surgeons who is highly regarded for providing patient care excellence and post-op recovery support, send an enquiry form today. Or phone us during clinic hours on (03) 8849 1467.

Can I combine a Body Lift with other procedure’s?

Most commonly redundant flaps of skin and fat affect the lower abdomen and not infrequently may encircle the body affecting the back as well.

The upper inner arms and upper inner thighs are also commonly affected. Operations are performed using various combinations of surgery and liposuction in order to restore body contour to these areas. Depending on the amount of tissue that is to be removed the operations may be performed as a whole or sometimes sequentially. There is a limit to surgery advised at any one particular operation.

Occasionally the breasts and face and in particular the neck may be affected by gross weight loss. These areas may be addressed by breast reduction or mastopexy, that is skin reduction with breast reshaping. Sometimes an augmentation mammoplasty is required to achieve more pleasing breast contour. A face and neck lift give excellent rejuvenation to the face following weight loss procedures.

Body Lift Before and After Images

Arm reduction surgery is one of the popular body contouring procedures by men and women who have lost weight or are bothered by saggy upper arm skin.

arm lift, arm reduction, arm lipo, brachioplasty

Combined procedures – performed individually or several at a time – can help restore your body to a more normal, natural looking contour, as in the example below.  For more photos of body contouring procedures including Liposuction and Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift Surgery, please send an enquiry form to arrange a visit with Dr Geoff Barnett or with his Patient Care Advisors or Nurse.

body lift surgery

After

body lift procedure

Actual patient of Mr Geoffrey Barnett is shown above. Patient images used with permission.

Medical Disclaimer
This web site is not intended as a substitute for your own independent health professional’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider within your country or place of residency with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Additionally, this information is of a general nature and surgery results vary from patient to patient.